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CANSA TLC Facilities & Support

Currently there are 2 CANSA TLC Lodges, 1 CANSA TLC Ward and 1 CANSA TLC Teenage Support Room for children / teens and parents and families affected by cancer:


CANSA TLC Nicus Lodge on premises Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. This includes the Brian Davey Step Down Unit which provides a family friendly environment where children can safely recover while their immune systems are being built up – tel: 082 073 2850

TLC support offered at other hospitals

  • Dr George Mukhari: ports, food parcels (when available), support packs, one on one or small group sessions, crafts with kids, staff support, craft materials and activities, face masks
  • Unitas: skills and crafts, support packs, food parcels (when available)
  • Charlotte Maxeke: face masks, ports, support packs (when available), individual family support (as identified or referred).


CANSA TLC Durban Lodge –  tel: 031-205 9525


CANSA TLC Paediatric Oncology Ward in Pietersburg Provincial Hospital, Polokwane – tel: 076 154 2008 (Bobby Were)

Western Cape:

CANSA TLC Tygerberg Teenage Support Room at Tygerberg Hospital – tel: 021-931 0990 or 076 047 6651 (Anthea Lewis)

TLC support offered at other hospitals

  • Louis Leipoldt, NI City and Panorama Mediclinic: one on one sessions, craft pack drop offs
  • Red Cross Hospital, Grootte Schuur Hospital: one on one sessions, craft pack drop offs, food parcel support, debriefing and bereavement support (after death or prior to amputation)

CANSA Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Find out more about CANSA TLC service offering and direct any queries to Anina Meiring

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CANSA Tele Counselling

 0800 22 6622 Toll Free
 072 197 9305 English and Afrikaans
 071 867 3530 Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati

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