The Hospital

The office is located in Suite 1620, 16th floor, Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, c/o DF Malan St and Rua Bartholomeu Dias Plain, Cape Town, where most of Dr Eppel and Dr Smit’s patients are seen. Please note that this is at the new hospital in the Foreshore which opened in December 2016 and not located in the CBD as before. This newly built hospital has excellent, modern facilities with state-of-the-art theatres equipped with the latest technology and is considered as one of the best hospitals in the country.

Consultations, examinations, ultrasound studies and minor procedures are carried out in the office on the 16th floor. More complex procedures and surgical operations are undertaken in the operating theatres on the 9th floor of the hospital. The surgical ward is on the 11th floor of the hospital and has excellent nursing staff looking after Dr Eppel and Dr Smit’s patients.

Practicing at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital has several advantages. It is one of South Africa’s outstanding private hospitals undertaking major procedures in several disciplines including heart transplants, and therefore has excellent ancillary supporting staff including specialists in all fields, nursing and ICU staff. The hospital is also a major trauma and dialysis center and is therefore capable of handling all varieties of medical and surgical emergencies. It was one of the first private hospitals in the Western Cape to install the da Vinci® Surgical Systems used in robotic surgery.

Adequate parking is available in the building, and is approached from DF Malan St. Please note that parking can be difficult to negotiate and there are plans in place to improve this. Please follow the signs to the appropriate parking level and then take the lifts to the ground floor. Access to the main hospital is then accessed from separate lifts which can be found past reception to the left – please ask at the information booth if you have any difficulties.