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Poisons Information Helpline: Number Change

The number and name for the poisons emergency telephone service available throughout South Africa has changed.

The new 24/7 poisons service is called: Poisons Information Helpline 0861 555 777

Please remove your old numbers and replace with the above which is serviced by both Tygerberg Hospital and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

If you would also like to display the two poison centres’ office numbers for general non-emergency queries, they are as follows:

  • Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Poisons Information Centre: 021 6585111
  • Tygerberg Poisons Information Centre: 021 9389596 (Office Hours)


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