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St. Augustine’s Hospital (Netcare) in Berea, Durban KZN

About the hospital

Located on the outskirts of the the Durban CBD, St Augustine’s Hospital is one of Durban’s most well known private hospitals. It is one of Kwazulu Natal’s largest private hospitals and has established itself at the forefront of private healthcare in South Arica. The hospital is over 100 years old, having been found by Bishop Jolivet in 1892. However, the age should not be detract from the fact that St Augustine’s Hospital is a modern state-of-the-art facility, having won leading industry awards for excellence. It offers the latest medical technology and a number of the country’s top medical specialists are based at the hospital’s medical centre. Today it remains one of the  busiest private hospitals in the greater Durban area.

Wards and Services

St Augustine’s Hospital has several dedicated wards for different specialties as well as  general wards. Collectively it has more beds than any other Netcare Hospital in the greater Durban area. With the largest private trauma unit, including a helipad facility, St Augustine’s has one of the leading emergency medicine units in the greater Durban are. The hospital also offers the latest in medical equipment that allows its team of world renowned specialists to offer cutting edge surgical procedures that are not available in most South African cities.

It is also well known for it specialized services for mothers and newborn babies. Apart from its large maternity ward, nursery, a high-tech neonatal ICU and paediatric cardiology specialists, St Augustine’s Hospital also offers fertility treatments with world renowned fertility specialists providing the latest in assisted reproductive technologies. It even offers post natal and nanny classes to ensure that mothers are coping with their newborn.

St Augustine’s Hospital stands out among many other private hospitals in South Africa in that its international accreditation and awards for certain procedures and disciplines. Among these, St Augustine’s Hospital has made its mark in weight loss surgery (bariatic surgery) and specifically the popular gastric bypass procedure. It is also the only South African hospital to offer salivary gland stone removal through fine endoscopy and lithotripsy (“stone blasting”) as well as computer-generated models for forehead transplants.

St Augustine’s has earned a worldwide reputation as being one of the leading kidney transplant facilities in Southern Africa and offers the latest in technology with computer guided knee and hip joint replacement surgery as well as dental implants. The hospital is also known for its plastic and reconstructive surgery services ranging from finger and forearm re-transplantation to breast reconstruction. A dedicated centre for hyperbaric therapy and wound care has armed the hospital with both the specialists and equipment to cater for a range of trauma-related and pathological conditions.


  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Centre
  • Internal medicine
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Transplant
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Speciality Clinics

  • EEG and Sleep Laboratory
  • The Durban Arthritis Centre and Osteoporosis Unit
  • The Durban Pain Clinic

Visiting Hours

St Augustine’s Hospital does not have morning visiting hours for patients in most wards. The general visiting hours for all wards, including the maternity ward is as follows:

  • Afternoon: 15h00 to 16h00 (3PM to 4PM)
  • Evening: 19h00 to 20h00 (7PM to 8PM)

Fathers of newborn babies are allowed to visit anytime during the day from 8AM to 10PM. A special grandparent’s time slot is at 10.30AM to 11AM.

Physical Address

107 JB Marks Road (Chelmsford Road)
Berea, Durban
KwaZulu Natal
South Africa

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Phone and Fax

Tel: +27 31 268 5000
Fax: +27 31 201 4598

Website: Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital

2 Responses to St. Augustine’s Hospital (Netcare) in Berea, Durban KZN

  • Hi Could you please send me a list off all current Gynaecologies and Obstetrics that are based at the hospital?

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