Groote Schuur Hospital Description, Location, Services & Contact Details


Groote Schuur Hospital is a large, government-funded, teaching hospital. It is famous for being the institution where the first human-to-human heart transplant took place. The hospital is located at Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

The hospital is internationally renowned as the training ground for some of South Africa’s best doctors, surgeons and nurses.

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The hospital’s Mission and Vision Statements are as follows:

  • Mission:

As an academic health centre, we will strive to provide outstanding tertiary and quaternary care for the patients of the Western Cape and beyond. We will promote excellence in teaching and research.

  • Vision:

To be the leading academic hospital in Africa with international standing

Groote Schuur Hospital

Groote Schuur Hospital Services

  1. Emergency Psychiatry Services
  2. Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Services
  3. Neuropsychiatry Services
  4. Addiction Services
  5. Ambulatory Psychiatry/ Out-patient services
  6. Transgender Clinic
  7. Anaesthesiology
  8. Internal Medicine
  9. Maternity
  10. Outpatients Department
  11. Surgical Services
  12. Transplants – Heart, Kidney, Liver
  13. Trauma Unit
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Groote Schuur Hospital Contacts

Telephone: +27 21 404 9111
Fax: 021 404 3260
Address: Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa


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