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New Somerset Hospital

New Somerset Hospital is South Africa's oldest hospital and the first to provide training to medical doctors. New Somerset was the original academic hospital of the University of Cape Town before Groote Schuur Hospital opened its doors in 1937. 

The hospital provides comprehensive health care services which includes HIV, Aids and TB- related treatment, care, support services, HIV counselling and testing. It became the prime referral centre for the treatment of AIDS and established the first antiretroviral distribution centre in 2005.

Specialist services offered at the Hospital include:

  • Anti-retroviral treatment
  • Casualty
  • Level 2 Neonatology
  • Maternity
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatric Unit

For elective placements at New Somerset Hospital please contact Susan Rodrigues directly