Somerset Hospital Address, Services & Contact Details


The Somerset Hospital, which opened in 1864 in the Green Point neighbourhood of Cape Town, has been designated as a provincial heritage site.

The hospital succeeded the Chiapinni Street hospital of the same name, which was established by Dr Samuel Bailey in 1818 as Cape Town’s first civilian hospital.

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Plans were announced in 2010 to relocate the hospital to a new location in the city’s northern area, to better serve the heavily populated West Coast district.

Somerset Hospital

Address: Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Hours: Open 24 hours
Affiliated University: University of Cape Town
Founder: Dr Samuel Bailey
Founded: 1818


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