The Cape Town burn profile
An account is given of the burn problem experienced in Cape Town. The treatment and results obtained in the Tygerberg Hospital Burn Unit are discussed. The Tygerberg Hospital Burn Unit is a modern well-equipped unit consisting of 64 beds. Each year approximately 500 patients are seen with burns severe enough to warrant admission to the unit. In addition, a further 500 patients are seen with minor burns and these are treated on an outpatient basis. © 1978 John Wright & Sons Ltd.