Steve Biko Academic Hospital


Excellence in provision of quality tertiary health care

A caring and compassionate, professional service

A hospital sensitive to the needs of the community

Commitment, innovative ideas and team spirit

  • 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 dependant 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

Emergency Information

  • Help Desk :
    012 354 1590/1597
    Office hours only
  • Emergency Patients: Only Priority 1 and 2 patients will be seen at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. These are patients in need of Emergency Specialist Medical Care, i.e. life threatening within 2 hours, which cannot be rendered at the Regional- or District Hospital, the clinic or the Medical practitioner.
  • Steve Biko Academic Hospital is a academic hospital. No walk-in patients will be seen.
  • Out Patients Services
  • Patients Admission / Registration


Visiting hours

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital has strict visiting times - please keep to them:

14:30 – 16:00
19:00 – 20:00.

Children are not allowed to visit in Paediatric wards for infection control purposes.


(8:00 to 15:30 only)
Telephone: 012 354 1597



General email:
Facsimile: 012 354 1702


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