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Kingsbury Hospital (Life Health) In Claremont, Cape Town


Life Kingsbury Hospital is located in the upmarket suburb of Claremont in Cape Town. It falls within the Souther Suburbs, just a short distance away from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Kingsbury Hospital is one of the biggest Life Healthcare facilities in Cape Town and is widely known for its high quality of private healthcare coupled with a team of top medical specialists. Its smaller sister facility is the Claremont Hospital around 500 metres away on Main Road, Claremont. Both hospitals typically function together due to their close proximity.

Beds and Wards

Kingsbury Life Hospital has 134 beds with another 100 beds at Claremont Life Hospital. There is a 9 bed general ICU (intensive care unit) and a 5 bed high care unit in Kingsbury Hospital itself.

Mothers looking at giving birth at a Life Healthcare hospital in the Southern Suburbs would have to turn to Kingsbury Hospital. There is a 25 bed maternity ward with 4 delivery rooms for natural birth and a spa bath. The hospital also has a 4 bed neonatal ICU for preterm babies or newborns with complications. A clinic for mother and baby provides ongoing services after birth and even has a breastfeeding consultant to advise new moms.

Kingsbury Hospital is also well known for its neurology and vascular units, as well as its gastrointestinal unit for endoscopic investigation and surgery. The hospital has also gained a reputation for its dedicated units and practitioners focussing on abdominal aortic aneurysms, pelvic floor dysfunction and cardiac rehabilitation. It is also one of the hospitals of choice for weight loss (bariatric) surgery and obesity management programs.

Disciplines and Services

The contingent of medical practitioners in both Claremont and Kingsbury Hospital have earned the reputation for being some of the best in the city. Both hospitals provide almost every medical specialty with practitioners working closely together to ensure a high quality of medical care.

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Maxillo-Facial Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Trauma and Emergency Unit
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

Visiting Hours

  • Morning: 11h00 to 12h00 (only applies to certain wards)
  • Afternoon: 15h00 to 16h00
  • Evening: 19h00 to 20h00

Physical Address

Wilderness Road (off Main Road)
Claremont, 7700
Cape Town, Western Cape
South Africa

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Phone and Fax

Tel: +27 21 670 4000
Fax: +27 21 683 5138
Website: Life Kingsbury Hospital

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