The hospital is located in the city of Port Elizabeth.  Port Elizabeth is known as the friendly city and situated on the Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape.  The city is also known for its numerous beaches and lies about 770km East of Cape Town.

The hospital is easily accessible via the R102 Main Road to the South and the N2 highway to the North of the hospital.  Neighbouring suburbs include Adcockvale Extension, Holland Park and Schauderville.  This state-of-art hospital has a 24-hour accident and emergency unit and caters to private and medical aid patients in the city and surrounding areas.

Beds and Wards

Life Mercantile hospital has 202 beds and 5 theatres.  The 14 bed intensive care and 7 bed high care units provide professional care to critically ill or injured patients.  A radiology unit and 20 bed hi-tech renal unit offer specialised services with well-trained staff and professionals.

Mothers and babies are cared for at the 23 bed maternity unit and Little Life Clinic.  Babies in need of specialised care receive state-of-the-art high care at the 3 bed neonatal intensive care unit and 6 bed neonatal high care ward.  Additional services which includes baby immunisations and breastfeeding support are offered at the Little Life Clinic.

Disciplines and Services

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Ear, Nose & Throat surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Nephrology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Renal dialysis
  • Urology

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours may vary among hospitals within the Life Healthcare group. Please contact the hospital directly or visit their website (link below) for the latest visiting hours.

Physical Address

Corner Kempston & Durban Roads
Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape
South Africa

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 Telephone and Fax Numbers

Tel:  +27 41 404 0400
Fax:  +27 41 404 0551

Landline numbers may have changed or may be unreachable at this time. Please refer to the hospital website.

Website:  Life Mercantile Hospital

8 Thoughts on “Life Mercantile Hospital in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape”

  • My daughter is a Medical Doctor and was trained from Makerere University in Uganda and has expressed interest to work in your Hospital; how can she go over the application process.

  • Please tell how much it cost for giving birth in mercantile as well as those gynae visits before birth – for no medical aid patient.

  • Please give me name and phone number of the doctor who is doing the camera that he checks in your throat done to your stomach sorry for long description.

  • Dear people at Mercantile. I need an hip replacement urgently. I do not have medical aid. Will pay cash for operation. I am 68 years old. Can you please please assist me.

  • How much is the birth delivery at Mercantile Hospital a patient without Medical Aid?
    Please i need an urgent reply.

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