Steve Biko Academic Hospital


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The Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Steve Biko Academic Hospital is held every Wednesday and Friday morning. Children, 12 years and under, with neurological problems eg. cerebral palsy or spina bifida attends the clinic. It is staffed by a multidisciplinary team, which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, a dietician, a social work and a paediatrician.

The children and their caregivers attend the clinic once a month. All members of the team assess the child and a home programme is planned in collaboration with the caregiver. The team give advice about assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, orthotics and walking aids, and the caregivers are helped where possible to obtain these.

The caregivers / parents are encouraged as far as possible to become advocates for their children. They are given information about resources within the community eg. crèches, schools, support groups and how to apply for care dependency grants.

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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