East London is on the South-East coast and about 288km from Port Elizabeth.  Port Alfred is about 137km from East London and King William’s Town about 58km.  East London has the only river port in South Africa and lies between the Nahoon river and the Buffalo river.  The city of East London borders several game reserves.

The East London Museum is renowned for exhibiting fossilized human and animal footprints and artefacts from the Xhosa-speaking tribe.  The hospital is easily accessible via the N2 to the North of the hospital.  A 24-hour trauma and emergency unit offers 24/7 services to the community.

Beds and Wards

The hospital has 211 beds and 5 theatres and offers high quality treatment and care to patients.  Specialised services are provided in the 8 bed general intensive, 8 bed medical intensive care and 10 bed surgical intensive care units.

The cardiac theatre comprises of an 8 bed cardiac intensive care unit and catheterization laboratory with a team of highly qualified staff.  The oncology centre offers a full range of cancer treatment which includes chemotherapy, radiotherapy and counselling program.

A radiology facility complete with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment which includes a CT scanner, mammography and x-rays provides specialised care and services.  Patients suffering from disabilities caused by brain injury receive mental rehabilitation at the rehabilitation unit.

Disciplines and Services

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pathology
  • Radioisotope laboratory
  • Radiology
  • Thoracic surgery

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

45 St. Marks Road
East London
Eastern Cape
South Africa

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Telephone and Fax Numbers

Tel:  +27 43 707 9000
Fax:  +27 43 722 3250

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

Website:  Life St Dominic’s Hospital


4 Thoughts on “Life St Dominic’s Hospital in East London, Eastern Cape”

  • Hi I want to do a physical examination and I would like to know the overall amount I’ll have to pay for blood tests and an X-RAY (chest)

  • hello, please assist with PCR Test. I boarding a flight to London on 23 Wednesday at 10;15 pm, My destination requires me to do PCR Test 72 hours before leaving the country. So I am bit confuse as to when should I come to the hospital to do the test since Monday is a public holiday

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