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CANSA TLC Tygerberg Lodge

Please see list of donations required at the bottom of the post

Our CANSA TLC Tygerberg Lodge offers accommodation to parents, guardians and caregivers of children undergoing treatment at Tygerberg Hospital, offering a safe haven and breather in between treatments. CANSA TLC Tygerberg Lodge has one of the few teen cancer patient rooms in the country as part of its CANSA TLC (Tough Living with Cancer) support services for teens and families affected by cancer.


The CANSA TLC Tygerberg Lodge is situated in Parow, on the grounds of Tygerberg Hospital, in a secure environment, in Proteahof (next to nursing college).


Meals: Meals and food support are provided.

Rooms: 3 double rooms, 1 triple room


Support to children and adolescents diagnosed or living with cancer, palliative care and  support, sibling and family counselling.

We educate and promote awareness of childhood cancers and early detection.

Offers support groups, prosthetic assistance, educational programmes and volunteer training.

CANSA Telecounselling offers free cancer related telephonic counselling in 7 languages to families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer.

Regular food parcels, clothing, sanitary items, toiletries, hospital visits and some prosthetic support.

For bookings or more information regarding accommodation for parents whose children are receiving treatment for cancer, contact the CANSA TLC Tygerberg Lodge on 072 047 6651 (during office hours), or alternately direct queries to Anthea Lewis, TLC Coordinator, email:

Online support via the CANSA TLC – Childhood Cancer Support Facebook group.

1st Floor, 3rd Tower, Protea Hof (next to nursing college),
Tygerberg Hospital, Fransie van Zyl Avenue, Tygerberg, Parow, 7505
P.O. Box 186, Rondebosch, 7701

Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) number – Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA): 130001397
Non Profit Organisation Registration number – Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA): 000-524 NPO

About TLC Tygerberg Teenage Support Room

CANSA launched one of the few teen cancer patient rooms in the country, at Ward 3, Tygerberg Hospital, as part of its CANSA TLC (Tough Living with Cancer) support service to children, teens and families affected by cancer on 14 February 2020, just ahead of International Childhood Cancer Day (15 February).

Cara Noble, CANSA’s previous National Relationship Manager: Service Delivery said, “We’re pleased to launch the teen cancer patient room that can accommodate two teens accompanied by a parent or a caregiver. As children in Ward G3 older than 14 years are moved over to X-Block with adult patients, the need arose to continue providing support to these teens. They were too old to be in Ward G3, but the youngest by far in X-Block.”

Operational Manager of Ward G3 at Tygerberg Hospital, Sister Eleanor De Beer added, “This is such a needed service for our many teenagers we serve here. We’re grateful and excited that we can offer them a warm and welcoming place to stay while they are on their treatment journey. Our parents appreciate the opportunity to still be with their children, even though they are teenagers, this is not possible in the adult wards.”

Professor Mariana Kruger (Head of Paediatric Oncology at Tygerberg Hospital) and Dr Fatima Bassa (Divisional Head of Clinical Haematology at X-Block) were instrumental in paving the way for CANSA TLC to extend its services to young patients at X-Block.

CANSA TLC has been active in Ward G3, Tygerberg Hospital since June 2016 as the current preferred service delivery provider offering a support group and craft activities in partnership with Sisanda Foundation. CANSA further introduced monthly food parcels to needy families and outreach activities and outings with oncology children as well as including their siblings and parents.

Breyten Paulse, SA rugby legend, cut the ribbon during the launch ceremony.

Be a Gift to a Child in Need:

Please consider making a donation towards supporting our TLC programme so that we can help more children and families. Donations will assist with the provision of prosthetic support (children who have lost an eye or limb); the provision of wheelchairs; pain control implants and medical equipment. Food, clothing and toiletry donations are always welcome…

Queries CANSA

Get in touch with us by sending us a message on Facebook or phoning CANSA’s Help Desk toll free: 0800 22 66 22 or email us at – you can also message us on WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 (English and Afrikaans) or 071 867 3530 (isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana)

CANSA Tele Counselling can be accessed via the CANSA Help Desk on 0800 22 66 22 toll free, to make an appointment with a CANSA counsellor. Or send an email to the Help Desk via – this is a confidential, professional, cancer-related telephonic counselling service to cancer patients, caregivers and their families and parents or guardians of children living with cancer. Counselling is available in seven languages (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, siSwati, Sesotho and Setswana) and is free of charge.

2022 – Donations Required:

  • We’d love for our teens to have a comfy spot to chill. Please consider donating a x2 tub chairs, x3 poofs, x1 two-seater couch.
  • Teens like to take their minds off treatment – we are looking for donations of a television, tablets and educational games.
  • We also would like to store food more easily and are in need of a deep freeze.
  • Help us keep laundry under control by donating a tumble dryer and a washing machine.
  • Donations towards food parcels for patients are also welcome, and we are always in need of warm clothes for teens.

Contact Person:

Anina Meiring or 084 519 3312

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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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