Hospital Overview

UCT Private Academic Hospital (UCTPAH) is conveniently located in the heart of Cape Town, adjacent to the world-renowned Groote Schuur Hospital.

At the UCTPAH we provide high quality, affordable and patient-centred medical care in a warm and welcoming environment. Our superbly equipped, modern facility is unique in that it has access to an enormous network of collective medical wisdom. This is done via collegial collaboration with the University of Cape Town Medical School and the Physicians at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Welcome to

UCT Private Academic Hospital

Originally known as the UCT Medical Centre the hospital was opened in February 2002 by German investor, Rhön Klinikum. In August 2002 a South African BEE health consortium Community Health Group (CHG), Netcare and West Care acquired the hospital, which was renamed UCT Private Academic Hospital.

The hospital is backed by the finest expertise from the UCT Medical School. Many of the doctors are world-renowned within their specific fields and represent some of the finest medical minds in South Africa. They also have the backing of a large network of collective medical wisdom via Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals.

You can expect the attention of some of the finest medical minds in the country. The fact that we offer this unique network of medical wisdom means you can rest safe and secure, knowing you are in excellent hands.


To be the leading private academic and healthcare research facility in Africa.


With our values as our foundation we will build collaborative partnerships with all healthcare stakeholders to advance medicine in Africa to the benefit of all persons.

Through research and training we will support our partners in the advancement of medicine.

By continuously benchmarking nationally and internationally we will continue to drive the quality of service to our patients to the highest standards.


  • Provision of safe medical care within an academic environment.
  • Our core values are care, dignity, participation, trust and passion.
  • We respect the rights of all.

UCTPAH’s unique network of collective medical wisdom means you can rest safe and secure, knowing that you are in excellent hands.

Our experienced doctors are backed by a large network of skills, research-based knowledge and medical colleagues at UCT Medical School. Using or referring to our network of doctors ensures that patients receive excellent medical care and advice from highly competent specialists. Many of our doctors have received international recognition in their respective disciplines.

In addition, most of the specialists have developed their own areas of interest and expertise. That means that patients are referred to the doctor with the most appropriate experience.

Furthermore, our collaboration with UCT Medical School, Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital ensures that experts in a vast array of fields are at hand to deal with any eventuality.