Life Kingsbury Hospital | Cape Town (2022)

Life Kingsbury Hospital | Cape Town (1)


In 2014 the long-awaited amalgamation of Life Claremont and Life Kingsbury Hospitals took place, putting this Claremont Hospital in a position to offer its patients an even wider range of excellent health services as well as a holistic healing environment. The excellent facilities and caring staff make it possible to focus on high-quality treatment, whether for routine, more serious, or extensive procedures.

The hospital has 229 beds, 11 theatres, an accident and emergency unit with a doctor on duty 24/7, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic and monitoring equipment. New service offering: renal unit providing dialysis treatment to persons living with acute or chronic kidney failure.New technology includes the first da Vinci X robotic surgical system in Africa(to find out more - scroll down to the bottom of this page for Special Services).There is a dedicated team of first-class health professionals at this hospital dedicated to delivering a special brand of healthcare to patients.Through their ongoing quality training, hospital employees are able to deliver excellent healthcare and embrace the principles of empathy, ethics, excellence and empowerment.

Free Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle: 0860123 367

Terms and Conditions

Operational 24/7. Based in Pinelands, covering: Southern Suburbs, Maitland, Salt River, Observatory, Epping, Cape Town CBD, Anywhere else where ALS is urgently required. The Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle does not assist in patient transfers, their mandate is to stabilise patient whilst an ambulance is dispatched.

0860 123 367
021 670 4000
Physical address
Wilderness Road, Claremont, 7700
-33.980201 : 18.467197
Hospital manager
Christine Malan
Visiting hours

For visitation exceptions around neonatal ICU and paediatric wards contact the hospital directly or clickherefor more information.

To facilitate the patient’s healing and recovery, we believe in integrating the patient’s loved ones into their day. However, in the interest of our patient’s wellbeing, we do enforce visiting times, limitations to the number of visitors per patient, and age restriction regulations for children. Children who are 12 years of age old and in good health are welcome to visit; we encourage children who are younger to wait in the reception area, if they are supervised by an adult. Alternatively, please contact the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge to make arrangements to visit.

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All visitors are required to kindly report to Reception first when visiting outside of these visiting hours. A maximum limit of one visitor per patient (for all wards) is enforced to allow for the privacy of our patients.

General Wards: GIT, Medical and Surgical 1 to 4

  • Afternoons: 15h00 - 16h00
  • Evenings: 19h15 - 20h15

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Care (HC) Unit

  • Mornings: 11h00 – 12h00 (At the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge)
  • Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
  • Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15
  • (Additional visits allowed at the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge)
  • No children under 12 allowed

Maternity Ward

  • Husband/Partner may visit anytime between 10h00 and 20h00 except during the rest period of 13h00 – 15h00. (This will be at the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge).
  • Grandparents only: 11h00 – 12h00

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

  • Parents: open visiting time.
  • Grandparents may pay a short visit to their grandchild over weekends between 15h00 and 16h00, at the discretion of the Registered Nurse in charge of the shift.
  • We discourage visiting by anyone who is ill, has been ill, or who has been exposed to illness in the past two weeks. Parents who are ill are to inform staff and will be provided with a mask.

Paediatric Ward

  • Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
  • Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15
  • Parents: open visiting time

Medical services

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardio thoracic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Diabetes clinic
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastro intestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • High care
  • Intensive care
  • Internal medicine
  • Maternity & fertility service
  • Maxillo-Facial surgery
  • Neonatal high care
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatric high care & intensive care
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Plastic & reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Renal unit
  • Robotic surgery: da Vinci X surgical system (first and only model in Africa)
  • Surgical & medical high care & intensive care
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Ancillary services shared at the Medical Village

  • Biokinetics
  • Dietetics
  • Foetal assessment
  • Fertility treatment
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction unit
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Stomal therapy


Claremont Audiology0216831393
Carol Jeffery0826851629
Dr Chevaan Hendrickse0216378218
Dr Saleem Dawood0216378218
Dr Thayabran Pillay0216378218
Dr Zaid Mohamed0216378218
Colorectal & Surgical Gastroenterologist
Dr Ebrahim Dalwai0216833893
Dr Mike Elliott0216837003
Cape Town Bariatric Clinic (Obesity)
Cathy Brunger (Clinic Coordinator)0216743309
Dr L Krause0216834580
Dr R Lehloenya0216710999
Dr S Christians0216710999
Diabetes Wellness Centre
Dr Tracy van Rensburg0216741431
Claire McMahon0826680668
Gina Fourie0828239762
Mariam Forgan0769849496
Sarah Gouws0721116226
Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr Gary Kroukamp0216740885
Dr Ola Basson 021 683 5590
Dr Michael Molyneaux0212018709
Prof Johan Fagan0216743353
Emergency Unit
ER Consulting INC0216704180
Dr Hilton Kaplan0216742086
Dr Jocelyn Hellig0212051829
Dr Wayne May0216746414
Dr Abdul Cariem0216837001
Dr Colin Rush067 429 1397 / 087 702 6244
Dr John Wright0216834600
General practitioner(s)
Dr Colin de la Harpe0216836810
Dr James Millar0216836810
Dr Pete Sandell0216836810
General surgeon(s)
Dr Aaron Ndhluni0212033893
Dr Bernie Maree0216833893
Dr Colin McGuire0216719600
Dr Ebrahim Dalwai0216833893
Dr Ian Marr0216740107
Dr Mark Hewat0216833893
Mark van Rensburg0215322118
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & GIT Surgeon
Dr Mark Hewat0216833893
Maxillofacial and oral surgeon(s)
Dr Brian Berezowski0217977252
Dr Craig Greeff0216717517
Dr Rushdie Hendricks0216715040
Dr Sanjay Ranchod0211371713
Dr Pearl Thomas0217125374
Dr Andile Mbatha (spine)0216704357
Dr John Hill0216741257
Nuclear physician(s)
Dr Pieter Botha0216830535
Obstetricians & gynaecologist(s)
Dr Andy Newham(*Gynaecology patients only)0216717052
Dr Gary Groenewald0216710347
Dr Kerry Sherwood0216719692
Dr Laura Graves0216714005
Dr Lynette Jansen-Olarogun0216830370
Dr Manasri Naiker0216740376
Dr Philip Zinn0216830453
Dr Paula Penkin0216831785
Dr Sarah Shanahan0216831798
Dr Kim Sonntag0216852375
Dr Ursula Botha0216714050
Prof Alan Alperstein (*Gynaecology patients only)0216831724
Occupational therapist(s)
Faheema Isaacs0820422076
Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr André Demblon0216837315
Dr Ben Grey (Shoulder and elbow)0216711344
Dr Clive White (Hip and knee)0216836037
Dr Dirk van der Spuy (Hand)0216712896
Prof Graham McCollum (Foot and ankle)0216716213
Dr John May (Hip and knee)0216715651
Dr Leith Stewart (Hip and knee)0216836037
Dr Marc Nortje (Hip and knee)0216716213
Dr Rory Harvey (Shoulder)
Dr Sirk Loots0216714575
Orthotist(s) and Prosthetist
Malcolm Freedman & Associates0214224599
Paediatric surgeon(s)
Dr Shalin Singh0212240972
Dr Allan Puterman0216834454
Dr Ashley Wewege0217972087
Dr Hedi van der Watt0217613408
Dr Lara Smith0217613408
Dr Rabeen Lutchman0216850336
Lancet Laboratories0216731700
PathCare DSP0216711156
Dr Pieter Wolfaardt0216834802
Dr Asheen Haripersad0218794693
Dr Jocelyn Hellig0212051829
Dr John Turner0216834770
Dr Laila Suleman0218794692
Dr Richard Court0764014373
Dr Fatima Khan0218794694
Ashraf Natha & Associates0216716707
WEST Physiotherapy0216715300
Corina Avni0216831174
Ellenberger, Gorman & Associates0218238779
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s)
Dr Alex Landau0216740775
Dr Bernard Price0216836544
Dr Gary Dos Passos0216710942
Dr Kevin Adams0216710942
Dr Keith Cronwright0216716024
Dr Werner Smith0216711406
Dr Z Patel0216718951
Dr Laila Suleman0218794692
Kingsbury Radiology0216834567
Reproductive medicine specialists (Cape Fertility Clinic)
Dr Razak Dhansay0216837036
Dr Lizle Oosthuizen0216742088
Dr Paul Le Roux0216742088
Dr Sulaiman Heylen0216742088
Dr Tamtam Matebese0216742088
Speech-Language Therapist
Ingrid von Bentheim0215065558
Thoracic surgeon(s)
Prof Mark de Groot0215320343
Dr Loven Moodley0215311206
Dr Conray Moolman0216831974
Dr Malcolm Dewar 0216831974
Dr Prenevin Govender0216831974
Uterine Fibroid Embolisation
Dr Gary Sudwarts0214340180
Vascular surgeon(s)
Dr James Tunnicliffe0212033893
Dr Martin Forlee0212033893
Dr Philip Matley0216833893
Dr Neil Cloete 0216833893

Contact us

Physical address

Wilderness Road

Postal address

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P O Box 23905

Free Advanced Life Support ParamedicResponse Vehicle

0860 123367


021 670 4000


021 683 5138



Life Kingsbury Hospital

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Hospital Manager

Christine Malan

Special Services

Renal Dialysis Unit

Life Kingsbury Hospital has opened a renal dialysis unit to assist patients diagnosed with acute or chronic kidney failure. Our unit is managed by a nephrologist and clinical team to assist and support patients through their treatment plan.

Dialysis services are offered from Monday – Friday include:

  • Chronic haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration
  • Acute dialysis; and
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy

For more information on how you can access these services, contact the renal dialysis unit on 021670 4000 or email


Quality and patient centered care is at the heart of everything we do, therefore Life Kingsbury Hospital has acquired Africa’s first da Vinci X Robotic Surgical System. This will ensure that our surgical specialists have access to treat patients with the latest technology. The system is powered by innovative robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The surgeon is 100% in control of the system at all times.

Some of the improved patient outcomes include:

  • Excellent cancer control
  • Improved functional outcomes
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection and complications
  • Fast recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions and less scarring

The da Vinci X Surgical System is typically used for urology, general surgery and gynaecology. For more information, contact the hospital on 021 670 4000, alternatively email .

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Contact a da Vinci surgeon:

Dr Conray Moolman, Urologist
Email: conraym@gmail.comTelephone: +27 (0) 21 683 1974

  • Prostate
  • Kidney
  • Registered da Vinci ® Training Surgeon

Dr Malcolm Dewar, Urologist
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 683 1974

  • Prostate

Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery

Obesity is a serious condition associated with multiple problems like:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep Disorders

TheChrysalis Clinic at Life Kingsbury Hospital offers bariatric surgery (surgical treatment for morbid obesity) within the context of a multidisciplinary team of medical and paramedical specialists.

The team comprises endocrinologists, critical care physician, dieticians, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, biokineticist and two accredited laparoscopic bariatric surgeons. A professional nurse serves as the clinic coordinator. The team assesses patients to determine whether surgery is an appropriate treatment option for their obesity and, if so, prepares them for the surgery and assists them with their journey after the surgery.

TheChrysalis Clinic is accredited by the South African Society for Obesity and Metabolism (SASOM) and the South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons (SASES) as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (‘Lap Band’) are among the surgical options offered.

Palliative Care

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Is medical care that focuses on the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones who are living with a life threatening illness. It runs concurrently with other medical treatments.

What can the palliative care service do for you?

  • Treat pain and other symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, depression and anxiety.
  • Help you maintain the best quality of life possible. Help you and your family in making difficult decisions by providing answers, assistance and support.
  • Help coordinate care with your treatment team.


How many beds in Kingsbury Hospital? ›

The hospital has 229 beds, 11 theatres, an accident and emergency unit with a doctor on duty 24/7, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic and monitoring equipment.

Who owns Kingsbury Hospital? ›

Life Kingsbury Hospital is a private hospital in Claremont, Western Cape. The hospital is part of the Life Healthcare group and has 134 beds.

How many life hospitals are in Cape Town? ›

Overview. You and your loved ones want the best care, at the best facility at the right time, and Life Healthcare has 66 healthcare facilities from which to choose.

How old is Kingsbury Hospital? ›

Lost_Hospitals_of_London. In 1901 the Willesden Urban District Council built a temporary smallpox hospital on a rented 10-acre plot bordering Honeypot Lane in northwest Kingsbury. Some of the buildings were destroyed by fire in 1912. In 1914 the Council bought the land and the Hospital was rebuilt in 1927.

What is the biggest hospital in Cape Town? ›

Tygerberg Hospital is a tertiary hospital located in Parow. 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.

What is the oldest hospital in South Africa? ›

Somerset Hospital: South Africa's oldest hospital.

What is the biggest hospital in Eastern Cape? ›

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. The facilities are housed in 429 buildings with a total surface area of 233'795 m2.

How many hospitals are there in Cape Town? ›

Results - 9 Hospitals/Clinics found in Cape Town, South Africa.

How many life hospitals are there in South Africa? ›

We fulfill our purpose, our vision and our mission across South Africa and Botswana. Our 49 acute hospitals are found in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape and Botswana.

How many hospitals does Life Healthcare have? ›

Overview. You and your loved ones want the best care, at the best facility at the right time, and Life Healthcare has 66 healthcare facilities from which to choose.

How many hospitals are there in the Western Cape? ›

Public secondary care services are provided by 32 district hospitals, six regional hospitals, and three central hospitals (which also provide tertiary care; see below).


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