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