A colleague and I went to the Zuid Afrikaans Hospital yesterday to visit a patient in the High Care Unit. What a surprise! It was the first time in 40 years that I visited a hospital which made such a positive impression. Please give me a chance to commend Zuid Afrikaans Hospital on the following:
friendly security, friendly and helpful personnel at reception, absolutely friendly staff in the High Care Unit, helpful personnel in the hallways who gave us directions, a perfectly clean and neat Hospital, I am highly impressed with the lovely patios which gleam, beautiful flowerbeds and lawn and the general atmosphere which makes one feel at home.
Cardiovascular Unit, New and upgraded 24-Hour Emergency Unit, New and upgraded Intensive/High Care Unit and Excellent Paediatric Intensive/High Care Unit .
An ultra-modern, state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Unit is the latest addition to the Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital. The unit has a catheterization laboratory (‘cath lab’) equipped with a Siemens Biplane flat panel detector C-Arm system that is used for cardiology, children’s cardiology, angiograms and vascular stent procedures. Two specialized cardio-thoracic and vascular theatres allow for any type of cardio-thoracic or vascular procedure. Adjacent to the cath lab and thoracic theatres is a dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which accommodates 9 beds for cardiology patients and 9 beds for surgical patients. Please click here for a list of specialists in this field at the Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital.
24-Hour Emergency Unit
The 24-Hour Emergency Unit at the Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital is equipped to handle any type of medical emergency. Medical professionals, qualified in emergency medicine, are on hand 24 hours a day to handle emergencies, including chest pain and heart attacks. Facilities include a resuscitation room, in which immediate referral to and treatment by specialists takes place. . Click here for contact details.
Intensive/High Care Unit
The Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital boasts an impressive 22 ICU beds and 5 High Care beds. In addition to the 18 dedicated ICU beds situated next to the Cardiovascular Unit, the existing 9-bed Intensive/High Care Unit is equipped with the best and latest monitors, ventilators and equipment. It is a multi-disciplinary unit, able to handle any type of intensive care needed. On top of this, and in line with the Hospital’s vision of high-quality patient care, the patient-nurse ratio remains at 1:1 for all 22 ICU beds. Standards are kept extremely high and, in line with this, the Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital currently provides the opportunity for ICU nurses’ training in conjunction with the University of Pretoria, with in-house training and a clinical facilitator who checks standards on a full-time basis.
VISITING HOURS INTENSIVE/HIGH CARE UNITS
Daily 11:00 – 20:00
Children under 12 only with permission.
Excellent Paediatric Intensive/High Care Unit
Our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is a very special unit with 3 beds. Our well-established team of nurses is excellently qualified to nurse very ill children and give the emotional support that parents need.
VISITING HOURS PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
Parents only 11:00 – 12:00 15:00 – 15:30 19:00 – 19:30
Only parents and no children under 12.