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At The Cutting Edge Of Cost-Effective Care
And Medical Expertise

UCT Private Academic Hospital has been operational since August 2002 in its current format.

This new-generation hospital is jointly owned by UCT and a consortium of South African hospital owners that includes Westcare Hospital, Netcare and leading black-empowered hospital group, Community Hospital Group (CHG).

UCT Hospital premises are adjacent to the Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) complex, but the facility is completely separate and is not
part of GSH.

UCT Hospital plays an important role in retaining valuable medical expertise within South Africa by providing a hospital facility for doctors and academics employed by UCT and Groote Schuur Hospital, who have permission to provide services to private patients.

UCT Hospital first opened its doors in February 2002 and Rhöne Klinikum, a German hospital owner,
was the majority partner.

In August 2002, when Rhöne Klinikum withdrew from what was then known as UCT Medical Centre, a new healthcare consortium acquired the hospital.

Shortly afterwards the facility was renamed ‘UCT Private Academic Hospital’ and it acquired a new logo, with its characteristic daisy symbol.


An exciting new development at UCT Hospital is the recent relocation of important clinical services and activities from Southern Cross hospital to the UCT Hospital premises.

Southern Cross Hospital, previously situated in Wynberg in Cape Town’s Southern suburbs, earned an excellent reputation for its oncology, haematology, spinal and physical rehabilitation units.

The closure of Southern Cross Hospital at the end of 2004 saw many of its hospital staff and activities move to UCT Hospital’s premises in Observatory. (Activities include medical and surgical wards, ICU, spinal Unit, neuro-rehabilitation and oncology).

In a recent statement, UCT Hospital CEO Mr. Riel du Toit said he was very positive about the integration of the two hospitals.

”Combining the expertise and resources of the services offered at our two hospitals has already not only increased the scope of services tremendously, but has also boosted the quality of care available, especially for rehabilitation and cancer patients in the Western Cape," he commented.