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Netcare Unitas Hospital

Netcare Unitas Hospital

Facilities and Services

Situated in the picturesque Pretoria suburb of Centurion, the internationally acclaimed Netcare Unitas Hospital is the largest private hospital in South Africa. The 470-bed facility is the flagship of the Netcare group's 56 private hospitals across South Africa, and offers world-class healthcare services enabled by the latest technology, a team of highly experienced medical professionals and a commitment to render exceptional service to all stakeholders.


Audiology/Speech Therapy

Cardiology & Cardio Thoracic Surgery
The hospital boasts a Cardiology and Cardio-thoracic surgical unit, equipped with the most advanced technology and apparatus. This Cardiac Institute has 2 Catheterization Laboratories that are equipped to perform electrophysiological studies (EPS) as well as echo-sonar procedures. Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Paediatric & Adult, and Cardio thoracic surgery.

Counselling Support
Adult-, child- and Accident and Emergency Counselling Support services offered. Emotional counselling about all aspects of their hospital stay including going to theatre. 012 677 8452.



Emergency Medicine
A 24-hour Accident and Emergency Department with helipad and on-site Netcare paramedics. The Department can handle all types of adult and paediatric trauma, medical and surgical emergencies, and has a dedicated resuscitation area.

  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
  • Fertility clinic

This state-of-the-art centre of excellence is equipped to treat all diseases of the digestive system, with special focus on both gastroscopic and colonoscopy procedures. Advanced techniques are employed such as diagnostic and echo endoscopy (Endoscopic Ultrasound), the latter combining ultra-sound and endoscope technologies. The unit specializes in the treatment and management of upper gastro-intestinal bleeding.

General surgery

Gynaecology and Obstetrics
With a labour ward, delivery room and dedicated obstetrics operating area. This unit also boasts a state-of-the-art shower for pain relieve. Maternity ward includes rooming in facilities and baby room. Private rooms also available. The Neonatal ICU is equipped to handle any emergency. On-site Stork's Nest Clinic offering ante-natal and postnatal classes, nanny classes, CPR classes and ABC (After Birth Club) support classes.

Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, with dialysis unit, and Rheumatology. Physicians with a special interest in Pulmonology.

Interventional Radiology  – Burger Radiologists
Equipped with three-dimensional scanning equipment and staffed by leading super-specialists whose experience covers the full spectrum of interventional procedures (diagnostic angiography, endo-vascular intervention, gynaecology, hepato biliary intervention, biopsies, drainages).

  • Maxillo-facial surgery
  • Nephrology.
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Neurology

Neuro- surgery
Specialised back and neck, Spinal unit.

The hospital offers an oncology ward, with separate paediatric oncology department. This ward also has a playroom and garden area. A total of five oncologists, two of which are paediatric oncologists. Radiation Oncology also available.

Orthopaedic surgery
Specialising in hip and knee replacements, spinal procedures, shoulders and upper limbs, hands, lower limbs and also sports injuries.

Orthotist and prosthetist
Bradley Beckerleg - 012 664 2617
Marius Sevenster - 012 664 0932
Trevor Brauckmann - 012 664 1870

This unit is equipped with mother-and-baby facilities, en suite bathrooms, general rooms and isolation facilities. Procedures also include Paediatric surgery. Paediatricians on site have special interest in amongst other, allergies, lungs/Pulmonology.

The hospital has 3 laboratories on site: 

Dr's Du Buisson, Bruinette and Kramer (Ampath ) - 012 664 9850
Lancet Laboratories - 012 644 9440
Vermaak and Associates - 012 664 2349

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Radiation Oncology External radiation therapy:
Three dimensional computer tumour mapping and fusion of images is used. This way, multiple radiation beams can be shaped to use ionizing radiation to achieve palliative or radical treatment goals. Our team of Radiation Oncologists offer patients the benefit of a comprehensive experience. Radiation Therapists are responsible for the daily delivery of treatments, and play a vital role in the assessment of side effects

Unsealed radio nuclides:
Most commonly used is Iodine 131 for the treatment of well differentiated thyroid tumours.
Patients are cared for in a manner to minimize exposure of radiation, to employees and the community.

Chemotherapy involves the treatment of cancer with chemical agents. It is administered to destroy malignant cells, or to retard and prevent their growth. Medical Oncologists administer the drugs, as both an adjacent therapy to surgery, radiotherapy or as primary treatment.

Including MRI, CT, Mammography, Ultrasound 4D and Live Ultrasound 2 Practices on site:

Burger Radiologists: 012 664 1013/4/5
De Beer and De Jager Radiologists:
012 664 1311/5


Vascular surgery
A State-of-the-art neuro-and vascular unit for patients suffering from neuro-surgical and vascular diseases. This unit provides a dedicated facility where conventional open surgery can be combined with the most advanced endo-vascular techniques.

The theatre is fully equipped for all major vascular surgical procedures and includes the most modern available X-ray imaging machines to provide not only standard DSA angiography, but also 3D rational angiography and intra-operative computerized tomography. The vascular unit is under the aegis of Professor Cobus van Marle, one of the pioneers in endo-vascular procedures in South Africa.

Other Services

Netcafé Coffee Shop
012 677 8149

24 hr Retail Pharmacy
Situated at the main entrance
012 677 8084

5 Guest Suites
Situated on the 4th floor of our hospital
Enquire at Reception for availability
Ideal for family members of patients from afar
Convenient, accessible and affordable

Wound care
012 677 8348

Blood conservation

Stork's Nest
  • Ante-natal classes
  • Post-natal classes
  • CPR classes
  • Nanny classes
  • Immunizations
  • Breastfeeding advice
  • ABC (After Birth Club)

Specialized Services

  • Neuro and Vascular Unit
  • Endoscopic surgery using interventional methods.
  • 6 bed High Care unit
  • Cath lab
  • Interventional theatre
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Catheterization Laboratories
  • Angiograms
  • Coronary artery bypass procedures

Milestones and Awards

HASA Award of Excellence 2011 for International training centre on external fixations and limb reconstruction techniques.  The Centre of Excellence comprises a multi-disciplinary team headed by Dr Franz Birkholtz.

Runner-up for the HASA Awards of Excellence 2008 for the Neuro- and Vascular High Care Unit.

  • Quality Leadership Award in the Large
    Hospital Division awarded in 2011
  • Bronze Arrow Award for Healthcare
    Category awarded by the City of Tshwane
  • HASA awards for Marketing the Industry 2008 when Prof Heine van der Walt performed Laparoscopic surgery which was broadcast live to doctors across the world. 
  • PMR diamond award for best private hospital in Tshwane: 2008
  • Pretoria News Hospital of the Year: 2005
  • Pretoria News Hospital of the Year: 2004
  • Netcare Hospital of the Year: 1999


Clifton Avenue

Tel: +27(0) 12 677 8000
Fax: +27(0) 12 664 6225


PO Box 15123
11:00 – 12:00
15:00 – 16:00
19:00 – 20:00


Tel: +27(0) 12 677 8084

Hospital Manager:
Mr Robert Jordaan
012 677 8128

Nursing Manager:
Mrs Glynis Herselman

Financial Manager:
Mr Christoff Coetzee

Human Resources Manager:
Peret Badenhorst

Pharmacy Manager:
Mrs Ingrid Rossouw

Technical and Services Manager
Mr Christo Gouws



Hospital customer care team
Central customer service centre