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Tygerberg Hospital serves as the main tertiary referral hospital for obstetrics in the Western Cape. In terms of specialists in neonatal and paediatric healthcare, Tygerberg Hospital is staffed by superb individuals who teach at Stellenbosch University and who simultaneously hold critical roles at the hospital – their practical teaching facility.

Aging infrastructure

The aging hospital has poor infrastructure and lacks a great deal of critical medical equipment, particularly for children. This means that, although the hospital has remarkable specialists, it isn’t always able to provide them with the tools of their trade for them to treat certain complex cases.

The Carte Blanche intervention

To this end, in 2020, the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust (CBMADT) devised the Cardiothoracic NICU and PICU Project, which entails the creation of a top-end intensive care unit (ICU), together with the provision of equipment and cardiothoracic surgical instrumentation.

The vision has been to reinstate holistic cardiothoracic services at Tygerberg Hospital for the many children who need the surgery and peri-operative specialist intensive care that is required. On 8 August 2022, the CBMADT officially handed over Phases I and II of Neonatal and Paediatric Works at Tygerberg Hospital. These phases entail the construction and equipping of two specialised units: A Cardiothoracic ICU and an Isolation ICU.

Doing it right with the right products

Polyflor South Africa has been supplying hospitals and healthcare facilities with specialist vinyl flooring and wall protection solutions for over 30 years. They are a values-driven business and passionate about doing it right, ensuring successful outcomes and giving back to a community that has supported them.

They have been privileged to be able to support the CBMADT over the last 14 years. Modern healthcare design needs to be carefully considered and is about creating comfortable, relaxed environments that are as welcoming as they are safe and clean. The right flooring can have a positive effect on the atmosphere of a hospital and inspires a sense of healing and wellbeing in patients, staff and visitors.

Floor and wall protection on offer

Polyflor specialises in flooring and wall protection solutions for hospitals, clinics and other healthcare establishments that focus on combining aesthetic beauty with a hygienic, professional touch. They were delighted to once again partner with the CBMADT and to make a lasting and tangible difference in communities where it is most needed.

For more information contact Polyflor SA:
Tel: +27 (11) 609 3500 (speak to Blythe or Wendy)

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