The BARNARDS Coordination Team, South Africa
Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town
Tygerberg Hospital is a tertiary general hospital acting in conjunction with Stellenbosh University’s faculty of medicine and health sciences. The hospital has approximately 110 neonatal beds and 97 obstetrics and gynaecology beds available. Operating by referral only, there are high numbers of neonatal and maternal admissions. Tygerberg Hospital is situated in Cape Town, making it the largest hospital on the Western Cape, serving a largely urban population of 3,740,026 (South Africa National census, 2011).