Bariatric Centre of Excellence at Netcare St Augustine's has successfully obtained accreditation by an international board to perform gastric bypass surgery. Patients are managed by a holistic team of specialists whose prime objective is safety, expert clinical governance and sustainability of treatment.
For more information contact (031) 268 5083
Electrophysiology Cardiology - for referrals contact Saira on 031 202 4911. Paediatric Cardiology, Cardio Thoracic surgery. State-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory.
The province's largest Private Level One (1) Trauma Unit with adjacent helipad.
Netcare 911 ambulance base.
Including Laser assisted surgery, Endoplasty and Rhinoplasty.
Audiology and Hearing Clinic.
Gastroenterology and Gastroenterological Surgery
Including Laparoscopic surgery for Hiatus Hernia repair (Nissan Fundiplication) and PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastroscopy)
All major surgical procedures performed including Laparoscopic surgery.
Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Maternity with rooming in facilities, Neonatal Intensive Care, Fertility
clinic, Stork's Nest Antenatal and Postnatal classes, first aid and nanny
classes. Fertility Specialists. Bone Densitometry Unit.
Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Centre
Treatment for 13 scientifically proven conditions including: air or gas embolism; decompression sickness; carbon monoxide, cyanide poisoning and smoke inhalation; gas gangrene; non-healing wounds due to resistant infections or circulatory problems; crush and traumatic injuries; excessive blood loss; necrotising soft tissue infections; persistent bone infections; damaged tissue due to radiotherapy; failing skin grafts; thermal burns and brain abscesseS.
Nephrology, Renal Dialysis Unit - National Renal Care
Maxillo- facial surgery
The only hospital in South Africa to offer the procedure of removing stones from salivary glands through fine endoscopy and lithotripsy (stone blasting); forehead transplants through computer-generated models; computer-guided surgery for dental implants
Including haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and acute renal dialysis
Brain Resource Centre
Sleep Therapy Laboratory
Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery
Including cataract surgery
Computer-assisted knee and replacements (arthroplasty)
Paediatric surgery, Sleeping over facilities for parents; Isolation Ward
Ampath and Lancet Laboratories
Plastic - and reconstructive surgery
Re-implantation of fingers, forearms; breast reconstruction; flap reconstructive surgery
Lake, Smit & Partners - MRI, CT scans, ultrasound
New state-of-the-art uroskop (Urology Theatre) for treating all urological procedures
Including repair of vascular injuries following trauma
EEG and Sleep Laboratory
Situated in the hospital's Day Ward, the facility provides a comprehensive treatment for sleep disorders including sleep apnoea. The clinic performs full overnight sleep test to diagnose sleep disorders and to provide necessary treatment. The team includes a qualified technician who will monitor you through the night; a registered nurse to monitor and render basic patient care during the night; a Neurophysiologist who will conduct the pre-analysis; and a Pulmonology Specialist to make a final diagnosis.
The Durban Arthritis Centre and Osteoporosis Unit
The Durban Arthritis and Rheumatism Centre and Osteoporosis Unit, situated in Chelmsford Medical Centre 2, forms an essential part of the management of patients with Arthritis, back pain and Osteoporosis. It involves diagnosis, treatment, education and if necessary, rehabilitation. The hospital recently acquired a new Dexa Scanner (Hologic Discovery W) which measures bone density. The Centre is supported by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of a Rheumatologist, Orthopaedic surgeons, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and a Dietician. The aim of the Centre is to empower the patient and their families through education. It is vital that every patient is involved in the management of their condition. The Rheumatological conditions include: Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Spondylitis, children with Arthritis and Seronegative inflammatory Arthritis of unknown cause.
For more information on Arthritis, Osteoporosis and bookings, telephone (031) 202 5750
The Durban Pain Clinic
Aimed at people who have chronic pain that has not been diagnosed, the clinic puts patients through a programme that is run by medical doctors, physiotherapists, a biokineticist, fitness expert, as well as a neurologist and anaesthetist. Patients are screened to determine the kind of pain they have, before being set on a path to wellness.
Patients are taken off all medication and detoxed before going on to
appropriate medication, with the aim being to phase it out entirely, where
possible. With stress, an increasingly common denominator in most of our lives,
particular attention is paid to relaxing and strengthening the muscles in the
body. This is done through a combination of physiotherapy and time spent working
out on a Clinical Power Plate to enhance circulation and strengthen the
muscles. It works on muscle tissue, tendon tissue, bone tissue and the nervous
system, and helps balance the hormones. The programme may also includecognitive
behaviour therapy with depending greatly on the patient's needs.
For more information please telephone 031 201 5990.
Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital has adopted various charities in and around the Durban Area. The hospital assists with hospital drive fund raising and collections to assist:
The Jes Foord Foundation
The Jes Foord Netcare Centre is the first centre of its kind in the Durban area and was officially opened on 30th June 2011. The hospital has transformed a room into a dedicated centre for patients after they have been victims of sexual assault. Patients will receive practical help and comfort under one roof – instead of having to go backwards and forwards to a doctor, clinics and the authorities (SAPS).
The Jes Foord Netcare Centre will operate 24 hours a day and will be staffed from our Trauma Unit. Registered inter counsellors will be on call to give immediate support in a crisis, as well as provide a follow-up service if necessary.
The Starfish Baby Home
The hospital annually holds a collection drive to support The Starfish Baby Home with baby food, clothes and formula.
The Gift of the Givers
In 2011 the Hospital supported the appeal for The Somalia relief and the staff and doctors collected a total of 140 kg of non-perishable food, 20 litres of oil and 131 canned foods. Other items collected included toys, toiletries and baby food products.
SPCA Kloof and Highway Area
The hospital annually donates pillows and blankets to the SPCA to assist them during the winter and rainy season. In 2011 almost 80 pillows were donated.
We also donate old items which can be sold in the SPCA’s on-site shops to raise funds.
Durban Children’s Home
The hospital assisted with stationary collection and donations for The Durban Children’s Home in 2011.
Boys and Girls Town
The hospital donated curtains to Boys and Girls Town to use at three of their facilities in and around the Durban area.
Blind and Deaf society
Various items were donated to the Blind and Deaf society to assist them with the up skilling programme they are currently running to assist young people with career opportunities.
Dance for a Cure Foundation
In 2011 and 2012 Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital supported the Dance for a Cure Foundation with staff to assist with administration of Cervarix vaccinations for 100 young girls of three children’s’ homes, namely Durban Children’s Home; Wylie Youth Care and St Philomena’s Home.
These vaccinations were administered in 3 sessions over a 6 month period.
COP 17 – Climate Summit 2011
During the Climate Summit held in Durban towards the end of 2011, Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital was the preferred medical service provider for all delegates and as such all patients seen during the summit were treated at our hospital.
17 patients visited our facility during the summit.
The Lives we have touched
In addition to all the charities that we support, we have been able to help various other individuals on an ad-hoc basis with treatment and procedures that they could not afford.
Each request received is judge on its merits and treated individually.
Baby Expo 2011
In 2011 the hospital was the proud sponsor of an all inclusive maternity delivery as part of the all expenses paid Baby Expo winner.
The hospital provided all the services that was required as part of the winner’s confinement at the hospital.
McCords and St Mary’s Hospital
The hospital has also assisted McCords and St Mary’s Hospitals with training and guidance with regards to operational efficiency.
The Pharmacy is situated in the Main Reception area of the hospital and open to the general public. The Pharmacy offers a full retail Pharmacy service with a wide range of toiletries and gift items. The Pharmacy is also contracted to most medical aids.