Netcare hospitals are at the forefront of providing private healthcare in South Africa, thanks to a longstanding and well established partnership with specialists. We continue to invest in expanding our hospitals to meet the growing need for quality healthcare services and in equipping our facilities with the latest available technology. This approach creates an environment where the specialists who practise at our hospitals are able to provide their patients with cutting-edge, life-saving treatments – many of which are ‘firsts’ in South Africa and Africa.

It is our privilege to care for patients from across South Africa, neighbouring countries and further afield in Africa who make use of the specialised treatments offered at Netcare hospitals. Our focus is on achieving the best outcomes for our patients. Netcare’s comprehensive quality programmes, which are aligned to evidence-based international best practice, underpin the treatment provided by medical specialists and the care patients receive from our professional nursing staff. All Netcare hospitals in South Africa are also benchmarked against the Department of Health’s National Core Standards.

In living the Netcare values of care, dignity, truth, participation and passion in their daily interactions, Netcare’s staff members are committed to caring for our patients with respect, dignity and compassion.

Netcare hospitals


owned and managed hospitals, including 4 public private partnership (PPP)hospitals in SA; 1 PPP hospital in Lesotho

10 421

beds in total: 9 996 registered beds in SA; 425 beds in Lesotho

1 711

intensive care and high care beds




hybrid theatres, catheterisation and electrophysiology laboratories


emergency departments


level 1 accredited trauma units


oncology centres for radiation therapy


haematology and bone marrow transplantation facilities


paediatric oncology facilities/wards


retail pharmacies

Recognition for Netcare hospitals

2019/20 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards
Netcare won the prestigious 2019/20 Ask Afrika Orange Index Award for service excellence in the private hospitals category. This is the fourth consecutive year that Netcare achieved top honours in this category. Netcare furthermore ranked amongst the top 10 of the 188 companies measured over 31 industries, the second time that Netcare achieved this distinction. 2019

2019 AEE (Association of Energy Engineers) Energy Awards

Netcare won the 2019 Sub-Saharan African Region Corporate Energy Management Award, the first for a healthcare group on the African continent.

2019 Climate Champion Awards - Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH)

Netcare won four Climate Champion Awards in 2019, stemming from the company's participation in the international 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge organised by Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH). Netcare achieved three gold awards in the categories Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction, Climate Resilience, and Climate Leadership, and a silver award in the category Renewable Energy. These awards place Netcare second in the world amongst over 28 000 hospitals.

 2019 National Pioneer Pharmacy Awards

 Netcare won both the institutional 2019 National Pioneer Pharmacy Awards from the South African Pharmacy Council. The award for Best Private Institutional Pharmacy in South Africa went to    Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital's pharmacy under the stewardship of pharmacy manager, Adelle Wilbers, and the Best Private Institutional Pharmacist in South Africa Award went to    Nirasha Singh, the national head of Netcare's clinical pharmacy services.

2019 SAAPMB Awards

Two Netcare medical physicists won awards from the South African Association of Physicists in Medicine and Biology (SAAPMB). Michelle van Heerden of Netcare Milpark Hospital won the Azimed Award for the Most Innovative Work performed during 2019. Ilse Nell, regional medical physics manager: diagnostic imaging and dosimeter services, won the SABS Award for the Best Research performed in the field of radiation dosimetry, and was also honoured with the Elekta Award for the Best Overall Research presentation in 2019.

2019 newspaper Readers' Choice Awards

Netcare received a Platinum award, the highest accolade, in the hospitals category of the national 2019 Daily Sun Readers' Choice Award. Netcare St Augustine's Hospital was voted best private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal in the 2019 Daily News Readers' Choice Awards, the 12th consecutive win for the hospital. Netcare Pretoria East Hospital was voted top in the hospitals category in the 2019 Beeld Readers' Choice Awards. Netcare Park Lane Hospital won The Star 2019 Best of the Best Award in the hospitals category, with Netcare Milpark Hospital in second place. Netcare Linmed Hospital won the 2018 Best of Ekurhuleni Readers' Choice Award for the best medical facility in Ekurhuleni, the 2nd win in a row.

2019 Awards

Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial, Netcare Ferncrest, Netcare Pholoso and Netcare St Augustine's hospitals each won a 2019 Diamond Arrow Award – the highest accolade – in the category for private hospitals in City of Cape Town/Cape Peninsula, North West Province, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal respectively. Netcare uMhlanga Hospital won a Golden Arrow Award.