Our Hospitals

Life Kingsbury Hospital


In 2014 the long-awaited amalgamation of Life Claremont and Life Kingsbury Hospitals took place, putting this Claremont Hospital in a position to offer its patients an even wider range of excellent health services as well as a holistic healing environment. The excellent facilities and caring staff make it possible to focus on high-quality treatment, whether for routine, more serious, or extensive procedures. 

The hospital has 229 beds, 11 theatres, an accident and emergency unit with a doctor on duty 24/7, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic and monitoring equipment. New service offering: renal unit providing dialysis treatment to persons living with acute or chronic kidney failureNew technology includes the first da Vinci X robotic surgical system in Africa (to find out more - scroll down to the bottom of this page for Special Services). There is a dedicated team of first-class health professionals at this hospital dedicated to delivering a special brand of healthcare to patients. Through their ongoing quality training, hospital employees are able to deliver excellent healthcare and embrace the principles of empathy, ethics, excellence and empowerment.

Free Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle: 0860 123 367

Terms and Conditions

Operational 24/7. Based in Pinelands, covering: Southern Suburbs, Maitland, Salt River, Observatory, Epping, Cape Town CBD, Anywhere else where ALS is urgently required. The Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle does not assist in patient transfers, their mandate is to stabilise patient whilst an ambulance is dispatched. 

Click here to watch our explainer video on what to expect during your emergency unit visit.

0860 123 367
021 670 4000
Physical address
Wilderness Road, Claremont, 7700
-33.980201 : 18.467197
Hospital manager
Christine Malan
Visiting hours

For visitation exceptions around neonatal ICU and paediatric wards contact the hospital directly or click here for more information. 

To facilitate the patient’s healing and recovery, we believe in integrating the patient’s loved ones into their day. However, in the interest of our patient’s wellbeing, we do enforce visiting times, limitations to the number of visitors per patient, and age restriction regulations for children. Children who are 12 years of age old and in good health are welcome to visit; we encourage children who are younger to wait in the reception area, if they are supervised by an adult. Alternatively, please contact the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge to make arrangements to visit. 

All visitors are required to kindly report to Reception first when visiting outside of these visiting hours. A maximum limit of one visitor per patient (for all wards) is enforced to allow for the privacy of our patients. 

General Wards: GIT, Medical and Surgical 1 to 4

  • Afternoons: 15h00 - 16h00
  • Evenings: 19h15 - 20h15 

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Care (HC) Unit

  • Mornings: 11h00 – 12h00 (At the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge)
  • Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
  • Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15
  • (Additional visits allowed at the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge)
  • No children under 12 allowed 

Maternity Ward

  • Husband/partner is welcome to visit daily between 08h00 and 20h00 – we do recommend a rest period between 13h00 and 14h00 daily.
  • Grandparents only: 11h00 – 12h00
  • Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
  • Evenings: 19h00 – 20h00
  • Only children of the patient are allowed to visit.

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

  • Parents: open visiting time.
  • Grandparents may pay a short visit to their grandchild over weekends between 15h00 and 16h00, at the discretion of the Registered Nurse in charge of the shift.
  • We discourage visiting by anyone who is ill, has been ill, or who has been exposed to illness in the past two weeks. Parents who are ill are to inform staff and will be provided with a mask. 

Paediatric Ward

  • Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
  • Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15
  • Parents: open visiting time

Medical services

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardio thoracic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Diabetes clinic
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastro intestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • High care
  • Intensive care
  • Internal medicine
  • Maternity & fertility service
  • Maxillo-Facial surgery
  • Neonatal high care
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatric high care & intensive care
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Plastic & reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Renal unit
  • Robotic surgery: da Vinci X surgical system (first and only model in Africa)
  • Surgical & medical high care & intensive care
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Ancillary services shared at the Medical Village

  • Biokinetics
  • Dietetics
  • Foetal assessment
  • Fertility treatment
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction unit
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Stomal therapy

New service offerings coming soon: Cathlab and Chemotherapy Unit


HearInAfrica 0212240018
Carol Jeffery 0826851629
Dr Chevaan Hendrickse 0216378218
Colorectal & Surgical Gastroenterologist
Dr Ebrahim Dalwai (Qualified da Vinci X robotic surgeon) 0216833893
Dr Mike Elliott 0216837003
Cape Town Bariatric Clinic (weight management clinic)
Cathy Brunger (Clinic Coordinator) 0216743309
Dr Lauren Knight 0210451554
Dr Lionel Krause 0216834580
Dr Rannakoe Lehloenya 0216710999
Dr Sean Christians 0216710999
Diabetes Wellness Centre
Dr Tracy van Rensburg 0216741431
Cecile de Klerk 0847977821
Claire McMahon 0826680668
Gina Fourie 0828239762
Mariam Forgan 0769849496
Lyndall Metherell 084 451 5154
Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr Gary Kroukamp 0216740885
Dr Ola Basson     0212005848
Prof Johan Fagan 0216743353
Emergency Unit
MD Inc. 0216704039 
Dr Hilton Kaplan 0216742086
Dr Jocelyn Hellig 0212051829
Dr Wayne May 0216746414
Dr Abdul Cariem 0216837001
Dr Colin Rush 0674291397 / 0877026244
Dr John Wright 0216834600
General practitioner(s)
Dr Colin de la Harpe 0216836810
Dr Muhammed Ridhwan Khan 0216993623
Dr James Millar 0216836810
Dr Pete Sandell 0216836810
General surgeon(s)
Dr Aaron Ndhluni 0212033893
Dr Bernie Maree 0216833893
Dr Colin McGuire 0216719600
Dr Ebrahim Dalwai(Qualified da Vinci X robotic surgeon) 0216833893
Dr Ian Marr 0216740107
Dr Mark Hewat 0216833893
Dr Mark van Rensburg 0215322118
Geriatrician (specialises in treating older adults, 65+ years)
Dr Petro Frankenfeld 021 154 0020
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & GIT Surgeon 
Dr Mark Hewat   0216833893
Maxillofacial and oral surgeon(s)
Dr Brian Berezowski 0217977252
Dr Craig Greeff 0216717517
Dr Rushdie Hendricks 0216715040
Dr Sanjay Ranchod 0211371713
Dr Avumile Nongogo (Futwa) 0219128087
Dr Fatima Khan 0218794694
Dr Andile Mbatha (spine) 0216704357
Dr John Hill 0216741257
Nuclear physician(s)
Dr Pieter Botha 0216830535
Obstetricians & gynaecologist(s)
Dr Andy Newham (*Gynaecology patients only) 0216717052
Dr Christian Kalwiba 0217456565
Dr Gary Groenewald 0216710347
Dr Kerry Sherwood 0216719692
Dr Kim Sonntag 0216852375
Dr Laura Graves 0216714005
Dr Lynette Jansen-Olarogun 0216830370
Dr Manasri Naiker 0216740376
Dr Philip Zinn 0216830453
Dr Paula Penkin 0216831785
Dr Rori Fortuin 0210651816
Dr Sarah Shanahan 0216831798
Dr Ursula Botha 0216714050
Occupational therapist(s)
Faheema Isaacs 0820422076
Oncologist (Clinical)
Dr Sarah Twycross 0213005155
Orthopaedic surgeon(s) 
Dr André Demblon 0216837315
Dr Ben Grey (Shoulder and elbow) 0216711344
Dr Clive White (Hip and knee) 0216836037
Prof Graham McCollum (Foot and ankle) 0216716213
Dr John May (Hip and knee) 0216715651
Dr Leith Stewart (Hip and knee) 0216836037
Dr Rory Harvey (Shoulder)
Dr Sirk Loots 0216714575
Dr Neil Kruger (Hand, wrist and elbow) 0748100564

Dr Neill van der Walt
(knee and robotic knee replacement)

Orthotist(s) and Prosthetist
Malcolm Freedman & Associates 0214224599
Paediatric Rheumatologist(s)
Dr Shehnaaz Akhalwaya 0713032525
Paediatric Surgeon(s)
Dr Shamaman Harilal 021 531 0584
Dr Hazel Msimango 0219296751
Dr Allan Puterman 0216834454
Dr Hedi van der Watt 0217613408
Dr Lara Smith 0217613408
Dr Rabeen Lutchman 0216850336
Ampath 0216839511
Lancet Laboratories 0216731700
PathCare 0216742643
PathCare DSP 0216711156
Dr Pieter Wolfaardt 0216834802
Dr Asheen Haripersad 0218794693
Dr Fatima Khan 0218794694
Dr Jocelyn Hellig 0212051829
Dr John Turner (critical care) 0216834770
Dr Laila Suleman (critical care) 0218794692
Dr Richard Court 0764014373
Dr Jacqui Venturas (critical care) 0215697633
Ashraf Natha & Associates 0216716707
WEST Physiotherapy 0216715300
Corina Avni 0216831174
Ellenberger, Gorman & Associates 0218238779
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s) 
Dr Alex Landau 0216740775
Dr Gary Dos Passos 0216710942
Dr Kevin Adams 0216710942
Dr Werner Smith 0216711406
Dr Z Patel 0216718951
Dr Bailee Romburgh 0216704330
Dr Laila Suleman 0218794692
Dr Jacqui Venturas 0215697633
Kingsbury Radiology 0216834567
Reproductive medicine specialists (fertility specialist)
Dr Joanne Pottow (Cape Fertility) 0216742088
Dr Lizle Oosthuizen (Cape Fertility) 0216742088
Dr Paul Le Roux (Cape Fertility) 0216742088
Dr Sulaiman Heylen (Cape Fertility) 0216742088
Dr Tamtam Matebese (Cape Fertility) 0216742088
Speech-Language Therapist
Ingrid von Bentheim 0215065558
Thoracic surgeon(s)
Prof Mark de Groot 0215320343
Dr Loven Moodley 0215311206
Dr Conray Moolman(Qualified da Vinci X robotic surgeon) 0216831974
Dr Malcolm Dewar(Qualified da Vinci X robotic surgeon 0216831974
Dr Prenevin Govender 0216831974
Vascular surgeon(s) 
Dr James Tunnicliffe 0212033893
Dr Martin Forlee 0212033893
Dr Philip Matley 0216833893
Dr Neil Cloete 0216833893
Dr Henrí Pickard 0216833893

Contact us

Physical address

Wilderness Road

Postal address

Wilderness Road

Free Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle

0860 123 367


021 670 4000


021 683 5138




Life Kingsbury Hospital

Hospital Manager

Christine Malan

Special Services

Renal Dialysis Unit

Life Kingsbury Hospital has opened a renal dialysis unit to assist patients diagnosed with acute or chronic kidney failure. Our unit is managed by a nephrologist and clinical team to assist and support patients through their treatment plan. 

Dialysis services are offered Monday - Saturday, these include:

  • Chronic haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration
  • Acute dialysis; and
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy 

For more information on how you can access these services, contact the renal dialysis unit on 021 670 4000 or email carmen.loots@lifehealthcare.co.za.

Robotic Surgery 

Quality and patient centered care is at the heart of everything we do, therefore Life Kingsbury Hospital has acquired Africa’s first da Vinci X Robotic Surgical System. This will ensure that our surgical specialists have access to treat patients with the latest technology. The system is powered by innovative robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The surgeon is 100% in control of the system at all times.

Some of the improved patient outcomes include:

  • Excellent cancer control
  • Improved functional outcomes
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection and complications
  • Fast recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions and less scarring

The da Vinci X Surgical System is typically used for urology, general surgery and gynaecology. For more information, contact the hospital on 021 670 4000, alternatively email Olivia.Carney@lifehealthcare.co.za .

Contact a da Vinci surgeon:

Dr Conray Moolman, Urologist
Email: conraym@gmail.com
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 683 1974

  • Prostate
  • Kidney
  • Registered da Vinci ® Training Surgeon

Dr Malcolm Dewar, Urologist
Email: maldewar@gmail.com
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 683 1974

  • Prostate

Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery 

Obesity is a serious condition associated with multiple problems like:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep Disorders

Life Kingsbury Hospital offers bariatric surgery (surgical treatment for morbid obesity) within the context of a multidisciplinary team of medical and paramedical specialists.

The team comprises endocrinologists, critical care physician, dieticians, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, biokineticist and an accredited laparoscopic bariatric surgeon. A professional nurse serves as the clinic coordinator. The team assesses patients to determine whether surgery is an appropriate treatment option for their obesity and, if so, prepares them for the surgery and assists them with their journey after the surgery.

We are accredited by the South African Society for Surgery, Obesity and Metabolism (SASSO)  and the South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons (SASES) as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (‘Lap Band’) are among the surgical options offered.

For a no obligation consultation or more information, call the Clinic Coordinator, Cathy Brunger, on 021 674 3309 or email catherine.brunger@lifehealthcare.co.za

Palliative Care

Is medical care that focuses on the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones who are living with a life threatening illness.  It runs concurrently with other medical treatments.

What can the palliative care service do for you?

  • Treat pain and other symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, depression and anxiety.
  • Help you maintain the best quality of life possible. Help you and your family in making difficult decisions by providing answers, assistance and support.
  • Help coordinate care with your treatment team.