Tygerberg Hospital is a tertiary hospital located in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. The hospital was officially opened in 1976 and is the largest hospital in the Western Cape and the second largest hospital in South Africa, with the capacity for 1899 beds. It acts as a teaching hospital in conjunction with the Stellenbosch University's Health Science Faculty. To become a patient at Tygerberg, a person must be referred by a primary or secondary health care facility. Over 3.6 million people receive health care from Tygerberg, either directly or via its secondary hospitals, such as Paarl and Worcester Hospital. During the normal working day there are about 10,000 people on hospital grounds.ServicesA full range of general specialist and sub specialist services include: Carel du Toit Centre for the Hearing Impaired Centre for Mental Health Clinical Nutrition and Vitaminology Service Clinical Retinal Laboratory Cochlear Implant Unit Complex Craniofacial Surgery Unit Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism Complex Radiation and Oncological Therapy Day Surgery Unit In-vitro Fertilisation Kidney Transplant Unit Laboratory for Human Genetics Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Neuropsychiatry Unit Open Heart Surgery Unit Perinatal Mortality Unit Poison Information Centre Postnatal Stress Disorder Unit Specialised Pulmonary Function Laboratory Tuberculosis Clinical Work Unit TygerBear Unit – Social Work Unit MRI with FMRI facility and additional a 3rd MRI machine Oncology Only Adult Burns Unit in the Western Cape Hyperbaric Oxygen facility 26 bed Private Ward These services provide for advanced health care to all patients, as well as training of large numbers of doctors and all other types of clinical staff.