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Groote Schuur Hospital

Groote Schuur Hospital

Cape Town, South Africa   |   Accreditation: none listed 

Health Park, Main Road, Observatory

Cape Town, Western Cape 7925, South Africa


+27-(0)21 4042188, main #021 404 9111



Groote Schuur Hospital is one of the major teaching hospitals of the Associated Academic Hospitals’ group.

The main functions of the hospital are to provide patient care (especially at tertiary and higher levels), teaching and research. Patients are charged according to their income or their membership of a medical aid scheme.

The hospital is an internationally-acclaimed research institution and is world-renowned for its trauma unit, anaesthesiology and internal medicine departments.


- surgery
– breast
– non-invasive vascular laboratory
– organ transplant
– surgical gastroenterology
– surgical icu
– trauma unit
– cardiothoracic surgery
– neurosurgery
– ophthalmology
– orthopaedic surgery
– otolaryngology
– plastic surgery – reconstructive & maxillo-facial
– urology


A long-standing and formal partnership exists between the hospital, the University of Cape Town and the Health Sciences Faculty. The hospital has also enjoyed close and collegial involvement with other tertiary institutions such as the Carinus Nursing College (now incorporated in the Western Cape College of nursing), the University of the Western Cape and the Technicon. We provide the practical training opportunities for students from all of these