A new Poison helpline for Cape Town

A new Poisons Emergency Service came into operation on 1st June 2015, which is serviced by both Tygerberg Hospital and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The individual numbers (021 931 6129 and 021 689 5227) previously used for poison emergencies by these two hospitals have been phased out.

There is now a single dedicated telephone number which is operative immediately on a 24-hour basis: 0861 555 777.

Poisons Information Helpline                   0861 555 777Poisons Emergency Service 0861 555 777.

POISONS INFORMATION CENTRE

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Room 411,  Institute of Child Health

Red Cross Children’s Hospital

Klipfontein Rd,  RONDEBOSCH  7700

Email:             poisonsinformation@uct.ac.za

Telephone:  +21 658 5308

Fax:               +21 650 4492

Website:       www.afritox.co.za

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