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Netcare Group


Johannesburg, South Africa

Netcare Group - Overview

The Netcare Group operates the largest private hospital group, primary care network and emergency service in South Africa, the largest private acute care hospital provider in the United Kingdom, and is an independent service provider to the National Health Service (NHS). Netcare is also the biggest private trainer of emergency medical personnel and healthcare workers.

Netcare was incorporated in South Africa on 28 June 1996, under the name Ablab Designs (Proprietary) Limited. It changed its name to Network Healthcare Holdings (Proprietary) Limited on 8 November 1996, and converted into a public company on the same date.


Netcare has 9,052 registered beds, 338 operating theatres and manage operating theatres and 87 retail and hospital pharmacies. Netcare's wholly-owned subsidiary Netcare 911 operates the largest private emergency medical service in the country with over 6.9 million insured lives and a fleet of over 180 response vehicles and ambulances, and 3 helicopter and 2 fixed-wing air ambulances.

The Primary Care Division operates medical and dental provider services through Medicross, as well as a managed care organisation that focuses on the low income market, extending healthcare to previously uninsured lives through Prime Cure. This includes a national footprint of 88 Medicross and Prime Cure Medicentres, with 41 retail pharmacies and 12 day-theatres.

A group of 568 independent doctors and dentists provide comprehensive primary health services to about 3.5 million patients, funded through private medical aid insurance, managed care capitation premiums or self pay arrangements.

In 2001 Netcare entered the UK market to provide specialised healthcare services on contract to the National Health Services (NHS). In May 2006, Netcare acquired a controlling 50.1% interest in General Healthcare Group (GHG).

Clinical Governance

Netcare's clinical governance programme aims to:

  • Promote best clinical practice;
  • Provide scientific evidence of care through research and development;
  • Ensure professional service is delivered at all times while continually improving quality;
  • Ensure that people are optimally and effectively utilised, trained and incentivised;
  • Eliminate clinical risk; and
  • Partner with physicians and healthcare service providers to enhance patient care.

Treatments and Facilities

At Netcare, the primary concern of every staff member and doctor is to provide the highest level of quality care to patients. Netcare's world-class medical facilities offer a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures, complemented by the professionalism of dedicated doctors and staff, and their commitment to quality care. Specialist areas include:

  • Trauma care
  • Renal disorders
  • Organ transplants
  • Mother and Child care, including Paediatric Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Travel medicine
  • Weight management


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Netcare Parklands Hospital
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Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Netcare Milpark Hospital
Netcare Rosebank Hospital
Netcare Sunninghill Hospital
Netcare Waterfall City Hospital
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Netcare Greenacres Hospital
Netcare Clinton Hospital (Alberton)
Netcare Cuyler Hospital (Uitenhage)
Netcare Ferncrest Hospital (Rustenburg)
Netcare Kroon Hospital (Kroonstad)
Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital (Krugersdorp)
Netcare Kuils River Hospital (Kuils River)
Netcare N1 City Hospital (Goodwood)
Netcare Pholoso Hospital (Polokwane)
Netcare St Anne's Hospital (Pietermaritzburg)
Netcare The Bay Hospital (Richards Bay)
Netcare Umhlanga Hospital (Umhlanga)
Netcare Vaalpark Hospital (Vaalpark)
Settlers Private Hospital (Grahamstown)


  • Transportation services
  • Personal escort available
  • Private nurse available
  • Visa arrangements
  • Flight arrangements
  • Financing available
  • Electronic medical records
  • Insurance coordination
  • Interpreters available on demand


  • Family members can stay with patient
  • Accommodation arrangements
  • Vegeterian food
  • Halal food
  • Special order food


  • Private Rooms
  • Cafeteria/restaurant
  • Recovery facilities
  • Phone in rooms
  • Internet connection
  • Bank/ATM
  • Money exchange
  • Pharmacy


  • English


  • Doctors have liability insurance
  • Hospital has liability insurance


  • Number of doctors: 560
  • Number of beds: 9052
  • Year established: 1996
The data provided in this page was collected from the Netcare Group  website ( , and other internet sources. last updated on Jul 20, 2016.
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