Welcome to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital (formally Pretoria Academic Hospital) is a purely tertiary healthcare institution, rendering specialized and highly specialized services to medically referred patients. It is a referral hospital in that patients are referred to the institution by their local clinics
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The Steve Biko Academic Hospital is situated about 800 meters directly north of the Tshwane District Hospital (old Pretoria Academic Hospital). The main access to the hospital is off Voortrekker Road left at the traffic light into Malan Street.

The relocation programme commenced from 16 January 2006.

The old Pretoria Academic Hospital has been commissioned as an autonomous 200-bedded community hospital now called Tshwane District Hospital.

Unique features of the hospital

  • State-of-the-art medical equipment to the total value of R442million has been procured for the new hospital, including an MRI Scanner, two 64-Slice CT Scanners, totally digital radiology, Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), etc.
  • Only teaching hospital in South Africa that accommodates the hospital & University Clinical Department’s offices in one building.
  • Theatres, ICU’s, X-rays & associated wards are on same floor –,theatre patients therefore not dependant on lift transport.
  • Largest cook/chill kitchen in South Africa,
  • Compact design – only six entrances,
  • 832 beds
  • 53 ICU beds,
  • 21 High Care beds,
  • 61 Observation places,
  • 108 beds in the Oncology Complex.
  • 22 theatres (18 commissioned),
  • 19 Lifts,
  • 80 Consulting rooms
  • New Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner

Emergency Information
  • Help Desk :
    012 354 1590/1597
    Office hours only
  • Emergency Patients: Only Priority 1 and 2 patients will be seen at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. These are patients in need of Emergency Specialist Medical Care, i.e. life threatening within 2 hours, which can not be rendered at the Regional- or District Hospital, the clinic or the Medical practitioner.
  • Steve Biko Academic Hospital is a academic hospital. No walk-in patients will be seen
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