Eastern Cape

Frere Hospital – East London

Frere Hospital

Frere Hospital is a large, provincial, government funded hospital situated in East London, Eastern Cape in South Africa. It was established in 1881 and is a tertiary teaching hospital.

Frere Hospital is named after Sir Henry Bartle Frere, Governor of the Cape Colony from 1877 to 1880.

Frere Hospital opened two state of the art paediatric theaters valued at 14 million rand in 2014.Hospital CEO, Dr Rolene Wagner says a professor at the hospital successfully approached the Carte Blanche trust for funding the construction for the theaters. Dr Wagner said, “The new theaters will help shorten the waiting period of five months for operations for children; the development will ensure that the hospital will save more lives.”

Contact Details

Amalinda Drive
Braelynn Hills,East London
Eastern Cape
South Africa

Phone: 043 709 2006
Cell: 083 378 1911
E-Mail:rolene.wagner@echealth.gov.za PA

Dr Karla Thomas
Phone: 043 709 2379
E-Mail: karla.thomas@echealth.gov.za 
Web: www.echealth.gov.za

Dora Nginza Hospital – Zwide

Dora Nginza Hospital

Dora Nginza Hospital is a large Provincial government funded hospital, situated in Zwide township of Port Elizabethon Spondo Street. It is a tertiary teaching hospital and forms part of the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex.

It has 570 active beds and offers Level 2 & Level 3 health care services to the community of Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas.

Leading Medical Device Supplier Philips Health Care made a substantial donation to upgrade the Paediatric ward at Dora Nginza in
the form of high-tech equipment, skills development and training to empower nursing staff to perform to their best ability in what is a pressurised and challenging environment.

Contact Details

Spondo Street
Zwide, Eastern Cape
South Africa

Phone: 041 406 4111
Web: www.echealth.gov.za

Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital

Igazi Foundation Paediatric Ward

Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital is a large Provincial government funded hospital situated in central Port Elizabeth in South Africa. It is a tertiary teaching hospital and forms part of the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex.

The Eastern Cape’s first paediatric oncology unit, the Igazi Foundation Paediatric Ward was officially opened at the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital by Health MEC Dr Pumza Dyantyi on Wednesday (01/04/15).

In an internal memorandum to Department of Health superintendent-general Dr Thobile Mbengashe, Livingstone Hospital chief executive and Port Elizabeth’s public hospitals’ coordinator Dr Kobus Kotze said it was estimated that 400 children in the Eastern Cape should be diagnosed with cancer every year but this was not happening.

“This is almost certainly due to misdiagnosis with concomitant poor treatment,” he wrote.

Contact Details

Buckingham Road, Mount Croix
Dr Johani Vermeulen
Phone: 041 392 3911

Free State

Universitas Hospital – Bloemfontein


Universitas Private Hospital is one of two Hospitals within the Netcare Group that is in a Public Private Partnership with the Free State Department of Health.

The main objectives and goals with the Public Private Partnership are to combine strengths of both the private and public sectors to better utilise governmental resources (redundant infrastructure capacity). The private sector generates income from hospital related activities, which benefits both parties.

This partnership provides the community with a choice, thereby creating a competitive environment. Another benefit was the improvement of services within Universitas Academic Hospital, through close association with Universitas Private Hospital. This also happens through the availability of certain services to both parties by the public hospital.

Contact Details

1 Logeman Street, Universitas
Bloemfontein, Free State
South Africa

Phone: 051 506 3500
E-Mail: CustomerCareUniversitas@netcare.co.za
Web: Universitas Private Hospital

Doctor Jan du Plessis
E-Mail: duPlesJP@ufs.ac.za  
Phone: 051 405 3911


Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital – Johannesburg

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the 3rd largest hospital in the world, occupying around 173 acres (0.70 km2), with approximately 3,200 beds and about 6,760 staff members.

It is a teaching hospital for the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, along with the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital and the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.

A new collaboration by the Gauteng Department of Health in partnership with global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Surgeons for Little Lives, a local non-profit organisation focused on saving the lives of sick children, will build a world-class paediatric surgery outpatient clinic including a sleep-over facility, a first for the hospital.

The new clinic, designed by global private hospital group Mediclinic, will boast a world-class facilities allowing patients to receive the highest level of care, privacy and dignity.

The two-level clinic is designed to support 2,000 outpatients and 300 inpatients per month while also providing a sleep-over facility for caregivers. This sleep-over facility will decrease stress and anxiety for both parents and children, allowing families to use the laundry facility to contribute towards the care of their children while also providing additional support for the nurses.

Contact Details

Chris Hani Road, Soweto
Doctor Gita Naidu

Phone: 011 933-8000
Tollfree: 0800 333 555

Web: www.chrishanibaragwanathhospital.co.za/

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital

The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital is an accredited central hospital with 1,088 beds serving patients from across Gauteng and neighbouring provinces. It offers inpatient and specialist outpatient services.

The Paediatric Unit consists of a 32 bedded general ward with access to a dedicated Neonatal and Paediatric ICU. The unit performs 80 to 100 operations per month.

The hospital also boasts an 8 bed combined Neonatal and Paediatric ICU. This ICU serves all Paediatric cases and Neonatal cases.

A full-scale refurbishment of the children’s oncology ward 286 for in-patients and an upgrade of the day clinic, Ward 294 was undertaken in 2014. The new state-of-the-art ward was handed over on 9 December,2014.

Between 600 and 800 patients are admitted to the day clinic, ward 294, per month whilst the in-patient ward 286, which currently has 26 beds, is home to children in the battle against cancer.

The hospital is also the main teaching hospital for The University of the Witwatersrand, faculty of Health Sciences. The institution provides the service base for undergraduate and post-graduate training in all area of health professions. The joint staff produces world-class research and collaborates with several universities in the continent and abroad.

The Johannesburg Hospital School is situated inside the hospital where learners well enough to leave the wards go to classes. This reduces feelings of depression and normalises their stay in the hospital

Contact Details

Jubilee Road
South Africa

Phone: 011 488 4911
E-Mail: info@johannesburghospital.org.za
Web: Paediatric Oncology Unit

Professor Janet Poole
011 488 3290/ 3294

Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (Mediclinic) 

The Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) is the first private academic hospital in South Africa. It was established when the University of the Witwatersrand purchased the Kenridge Hospital in Parktown with a founding donation from the Donald Gordon Trust.

The Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) is the first private academic hospital in South Africa. It was established when the University of the Witwatersrand purchased the Kenridge Hospital in Parktown with a founding donation from the Donald Gordon Trust.

In 2005 Mediclinic Southern Africa became a partner with Wits University and was also awarded the management contract. The hospital was established to create a facility in the private sector for training of sub-specialists. This training programme is part of and complementary to the existing training programmes at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath and Helen Joseph hospitals.

Contact Details

21 Eton Road, Parktown
Professor Janet Poole
011 356 6191/ 6115/ 6116

Steve Biko Academic Hospital 

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital is a purely tertiary healthcare institution, rendering specialized and highly specialized services to medically referred patients. It is a referral hospital in that patients are referred to the institution by their local clinics

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital is situated about 800 meters directly north of the Tshwane District Hospital. The main access to the hospital is off Steve Biko Road left at the traffic light into Malan Street.

Unique features of the Hospital

  • State-of-the-art medical equipment to the total value of R442million has been procured for the new hospital, including an MRI Scanner, two 64-Slice CT Scanners, totally digital radiology, Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), etc.
  • Only teaching hospital in South Africa that accommodates the hospital and University Clinical Department’s offices in one building.
  • Operating Theatres, ICU’s, X-rays and associated wards are on same floor. Operating theatre patients are therefore not dependent on lift transport.
  • Largest cook/chill kitchen in South Africa.
  • Compact design – only six entrances.
  • 832 beds; 53 ICU beds; 21 High Care beds; 61 Observation places; 108 Beds in the Oncology Complex; 21 Operating theatres (19 active); 19 Lifts and 80 Consulting rooms.
  • New Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner

Contact Details

Voortrekker Road and Malan Street,
Capital Park

Professor David Reynders
012 354 3106

George Mukhari Hospital – Ga-Rankuwa


George Mukhari Hospital (formerly Ga-Rankuwa Hospital) is the second largest hospital in South Africa. It is an Academic Hospital situated in the north of Pretoria near the township of Ga-Rankuwa.

It is a teaching facility for the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University(SMU) formerly known as Medical University of Soutern Africa(Medunsa)/University of Limpopo Medunsa Campus.

Contact Details

3111 Setlogelo Drive
Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria
Gauteng Province
South Africa

Doctor Ele Madzhia

Phone: 012 529 3111

Life Groenkloof Private Hospital – Pretoria

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Life Groenkloof Hospital (previously Little Company of Mary Hospital) is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating 63 acute care facilities across the country.

Life Healthcare is recognised throughout the health industry for its high calibre healthcare professionals and excellent facilities.

The radiology unit offers: nuclear medicine, CT and RT scanning, mammography and bone densitronomy testing in addition to other normal services. At the Mary Potter Oncology Clinic a dedicated team of oncologists do stem cell transplants, chemo- and radiotherapy.

The 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art outpatient facility offers a holistic approach to cancer treatment.

Contact Details

50 George Storrar Dr
South Africa

Phone: 708 422 6200 / 012 424 3600
Web: Life Healthcare

Netcare Unitas Hospital

Centrally situated in the growing suburb of Centurion on the northern outskirts of Pretoria, is Netcare Unitas Hospital, South Africa’s largest private hospital.

The 469-bed facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and provides world-class healthcare services with the support of a team of highly skilled and experienced healthcare professionals.

The hospital’s emergency department has an accredited level 2 trauma unit with a dedicated helipad, resuscitation facility and an on-site team of Netcare 911 paramedics. The emergency department is able to handle all types of adult and paediatric trauma as well as medical and surgical emergencies.

Netcare Unitas Hospital is home to a number of ‘super specialists’, many of whom are acknowledged leaders within their respective fields of expertise and having achieved several ground-breaking medical firsts. This includes advanced laparoscopic surgery and endovascular procedures.

Paediatric super specialities provided by the facility include paediatric oncology, neurology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery and nephrology.

The radiotherapy department which serves oncology patients is equipped with rapid arc radiation technology which allows higher doses to be targeted at affected tumour areas while offering better protection to the surrounding normal tissue and critical organs, thereby reducing the side effects of radiation. Stereotactic radiotherapy is offered for both brain tumours and extracranial tumours in, for example, the liver, bladder and lungs.

A counselling support service is offered to patients and family members throughout the period of hospitalisation.

Contact Details

Clifton Avenue, Lyttleton,

Professor David Reynders
012 677 8000

Kwazulu Natal

Capital Haematology Private Hospital – Durban

Capital Haematology Private Hospital

Capital Haematology Hospital is strategically located on the same property as several other service providers who compliment a specialised oncology related service offering. This medical campus offers the unique combination of these facilities which is an environment conducive to rapid patient recovery.

The hospital is equipped to perform stem cell transplant procedures and is supported by a cryopreservation unit and stem cell laboratory. These facilities are run by a highly skilled clinical team. The bone marrow transplant unit is one of only three others in SA. Patients with blood disorders, such as leukaemia, become deeply neutropenic and immunocompromised. This situation also arises in oncology patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy.

Capital Haematology Hospital offers these patients individual isolation suites, which have a high standard of air quality that is high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered. A positive air pressure is created in the suites, so that air moves away from the patient. This allows microorganisms that might be airborne to move in the opposite direction of the patient

Staff and facilities promote a comfortable and compassionate healing environment for patients who often remain in treatment for a prolonged period. Special consideration has been given to the psychological and emotional needs of patients in an isolation environment.

Contact Details

95 King Cetshwayo Highway
Westridge, Kwazulu Natal
South Africa

Dr Monica Vaithilingum
031 832 9700

Phone: 031 832 9700 / 031 839 9723
Web: Capital Haematology Hospital

Dr Beverley Neethling
033 897 3229

Grey’s Hospital – Pietermaritzburg


Grey’s Hospital is a referral hospital providing 20 % regional and 80 % tertiary services located in Pietermaritzburg, which falls in the Umgungundlovu health district. Grey’s hospital offers regional services to the Umgungundlovu district which has an approximate population on 1 million.

Greys Hospital offers tertiary services, providing highly specialised health care, with extensive medical investigations, otherwise not available at a district hospital.

In Kwazulu-Natal there is an estimated 3,3million children under the age of 15 years, amounting to 33% of the population in the province. Despite these high numbers, until recently, the only unit treating children with cancer in the province was at IALCH,” said Dr Beverley Neethling at the opening of the Greys Hospital Paediatric Oncology Unit

The unit is dedicated to ensure that all children falling within the Greys Hospital designated areas, who present with a cancer or a life-threatening haematological condition, can have access to the appropriate level of care which they need.

Contact Details

Town Bush Road
Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal
South Africa

Phone: 033 897 3000
E-Mail: zamo.mntungwa@kznhealth.gov.za
Web: Grey’s Hospital

Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital – Durban

Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital is an 840 bed tertiary care, referral hospital, located in Bellair Road, Mayville, Durban. It is the first large-scale new hospital to be built in South Africa since 1994, and the first hospital in South Africa to adopt a public/private partnership in the delivery of its services.

It is fully electronic (computerised), working on paperless principles, and utilises the world’s leading edge medical equipment from MRIs to surgical instruments. It’s radiological services utilise fully digital PACs equipment.

Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital is designed to provide tele-medicine services, and has the country’s only dedicated 46-bed burns unit.

The hospital also has fully electronic library facilities and boasts an on-site residential village providing over 400 modern units of accommodation.

Contact Details

800 Vusi Mzimela Road (Bellair Road)
Durban, Kwazulu Natal
South Africa

Phone: 031 240 1911 / 031 240 1000
Web: Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Dr Rajendra Thejpal ( haematological malignancies )
031 240 1536 

Netcare Parklands Hospital

Netcare Parklands Hospital

The hospital boasts a team of leading Specialists and highly skilled nursing staff who are committed to providing the highest quality care and excellence in service delivery. The high standards of nursing and services offered have made the name Netcare Parklands Hospital synonymous with that of distinction.

Oncology Specialised Unit: With a team of dedicated, passionate and loyal nursing staff and doctors, the care obtained in this discipline can but only be described as true patient care.

The Oncology ward consists of 27 beds, including private rooms.

Facilities are available for Paediatric Oncology patients, as well as an adjacent Radiotherapy Department with the latest in the IMRT, IGRT as well as access to a PET / CT Scan. With the dedicated team of nursing and radiotherapy staff a complete circle of care and support is available.

Contact Details

75 Hopelands Road
Durban, Kwazulu Natal
South Africa

Phone: 031 242 4000
E-Mail: Customer Service
Web: Netcare Parklands Hospital

Dr Monica Vaithilingum
031 242 4000

KidzCan Haematology

The Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre in KwaZulu-Natal has a state-of-the-art Paediatric Centre with a 15-member paediatric team representing 11 specialist disciplines. It is the only private health care facility in KwaZulu-Natal that offers Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.

The 345-bed hospital offers a complete spectrum of surgical, maternity and paediatric services with seven state of the art theatres, including a neurooperating theatre, as well as an entire floor dedicated to the cardiac centre of excellence. These are complemented by an experienced team of specialists, nursing staff and support services including a 24 hour emergency service.

Nicolene Moonsamy is a specialist paediatrician and Paediatric Clinical Haematologist, who treats patients with various blood disorders as well as haematological malignancies and paediatric solid tumours. Her special interests include acute leukaemias, brain tumours and neuroblastomas.

Dr Keshnie Moodley is a specialist paediatrician and a sub specialist in paediatric haematology, treating all blood disorders in children, both benign and malignant. Malignant disorders includes childhood leukaemias, lymphomas and solid tumours. Her special interests include childhood leukaemias and the thrombotic/coagulation disorders in blood.

Dr Ashwini Maharaj is a veteran adult and paediatric general surgeon, whose focus is treating all manner of paediatric surgical conditions from the simplest to most complex. His areas of special interest include neonatology, minimal access laparoscopic and oncology surgery.

Contact Details

eThekwini hospital
Suite 12 eThekwini Hospital
11 Riverhorse Road
River horse Valley business estate

Phone numbers: 0312012704, 0312012705, 0312012706


Polokwane (Pietersburg) Hospital

Paediatric Oncology Ward – Polokwane

The Polokwane/Mankweng Hospital Complex (PMHC) is a combination of two hospitals – Pietersburg Hospital Campus and Mankweng Hospital Campus. The Role of the PMHC is to provide tertiary services to all Level 1 (District) and Level 2 (Regional) Hospitals in the Limpopo Province.

The Pietersburg Hospital, a massive 450 bed Training Institution, runs in collaboration with the Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA). Pietersburg Hospital Campus is committed to provide holistic, secondary and tertiary health services.

As part of its 80th year celebration and commitment to providing support and care for children and families affected by cancer, CANSA opened a Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Paediatric Oncology Ward at the Pietersburg Provincial Hospital in Polokwane on Friday, 1st June 2012.

The facility, renovated to improve the care for cancer children receiving treatment, caters for 30 children, as well as 24 beds for parents. The space also accommodates a large outpatient area, play area, fully equipped kitchen and laundry.

Mankweng Hospital Campus was established as a result of the requests from Magoshi in the Thabamoopo region for a hospital to cater for their people around Mankweng area.

Contact Details

Corner Hospital & Dorp Streets
Polokwane, Limpopo
South Africa

Dr Vhutshilo Netshituni
E-Mail: vutsh@hotmail.com 
Phone: 015 287 5000

Western Cape

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital – Cape Town

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The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was built in 1956 and is the largest, stand alone tertiary hospital dedicated entirely to child healthcare in Southern Africa. The Hospital is a public, tertiary hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, and is also a teaching hospital for the University of Cape Town.

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is South Africa’s only dedicated child health institution and offers a comprehensive range of specialist paediatric services to children. It is a centre of excellence for the training of all categories of child health professionals.

The oncology part of the service manages all childhood cancers including brain tumours, Wilms’ and other solid tumours, lymphomas and leukaemias. Approximately 100 newly diagnosed patients are treated annually.

The vision and mission of the haematology/oncology service is to provide the best possible care for all children with cancer.

The Red Cross Children’s Hospital follows internationally accepted guidelines and protocols currently in use in the developed world.

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is regarded as South Africa’s leading centre for postgraduate specialist paediatric medical and surgical training. The hospital’s tertiary facility provides comprehensive dedicated paediatric services with a full range of sub-specialties at quaternary, tertiary and secondary levels of care.

Contact Details

Klipfontein Road
Cape Town, Western Cape
South Africa

Phone: 021 686 7860
E-Mail: cht@chtrust.org.za
Web: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Professor Alan Davidson
021 658 5297

Rondebosch Medical Centre/Private Hospital – Cape Town

Rondebosch Medical Centre

Rondebosch Medical Centre is a private hospital, based in Rondebosch, Cape Town, whose vision is to provide the highest level of healthcare at an affordable cost, so as to ensure greater accessibility to all.

The Oncology Department is managed by GVI Oncology. GVI Oncology follows a holistic approach towards cancer care.

Multi-discplinary teams live GVIs company values of compassion, passion and respect towards the numerous patients they treat on a daily basis.

Services include specialist consultations, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy and chemotherapy.

GVI Oncology offers patients value added services such as individual or group psycho-social care of patients and their families and comprehensive information on all aspects of cancer care.

Contact Details

85 Klipfontein Road
Mowbray, Cape Town
South Africa

Phone: 021 685 8706
E-Mail: admin@rondeboschmc.com
Web: Rondebosch Medical Centre

Professor Alan Davidson
E-Mail: alan.davidson@uct.ac.za
Phone: 021 658 5297

Tygerberg Children’s Hospital  – Cape Town

Tygerberg Children's Hospital Mural

Tygerberg Hospital is a tertiary hospital located in Parow, Cape Town. The hospital was officially opened in 1976 and is the largest hospital in the Western Cape and the second largest hospital in South Africa. It acts as a teaching hospital in conjunction with the University of Stellenbosch’s Health Science Faculty.

At Tygerberg Children’s Hospital we share a vision of a child-friendly hospital, internationally recognised for its clinical excellence in providing specialist medical and surgical care to babies and children and its ability to optimise holistic health care to all children within South Africa.

The Tygerberg Children’s Hospital Trust was set up to improve the care of babies and children who are treated at the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital.

The Trust raises life-saving funds to upgrade facilities and buy technologically advanced medical equipment.

A full range of services are available to children at the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, managed when indicated by multi-disciplinary teams consisting of specialists paediatricians, general paediatricians, paediatric surgeons, nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dietitians.

The Tygerberg Children’s Hospital also offers internationally acclaimed expertise in endocrinology (endocrine glands); haematology (blood) and oncology (cancer).

Contact Details

Clinical building, Room 2105B
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Stellenbosch University (Tygerberg Campus)
Francie Van Zijl Avenue, Parow
Western Cape
South Africa

Phone: 021 938 4911
E-Mail: tchtrustadmin@sun.ac.za

Professor Mariana Kruger
Phone: 021 938 9404/ 9584
Web: TCH Trust