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Why Choose Us

Mediclinic Vergelegen is situated in the beautiful town of Somerset West in the Western Cape. It is a modern multidisciplinary hospital, well known for its high quality patient, medical and nursing care.

Visiting Hours

Visits from family and friends are an important part of the recovery process and we make every effort to accommodate visitors. Flexible visiting hours apply (09:00-13:00 and 15:00-20:00), with a resting period between 13:00-15:00. There may however be times when no visitors can be permitted. Please enquire at the nurses’ station if a patient is able to receive visitors.

Visitors may be asked to leave the bedside when procedures are carried out in the unit; we appreciate your understanding in this regard. We ask that visitors respect other patients in the room and restrict visitors to three per bed in general units and two per bed in specialised units.

In the interests of our patients, please adhere to the visiting hours.

*Please note that visiting times in the Surgical and Orthopaedic units remain from 15:00 to 16:00 and 19:00 to 20:00 due to current renovations. For more information please enquire at the nursing stations in the Surgical or Orthopaedic units.

Specialised nursing units

Cardiac unit

The cardiac unit is provided with highly specialised equipment, medicine and a multi-disciplinary heart team. The heart team consists of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, specialised anaesthetists, physiotherapists, dieticians, psychologists and experienced, professional nursing staff. Rehabilitation programmes are available and a cardiac support group assists patients and families after they have been discharged from hospital. A live satellite transmission of cases from the cardiac theatre has also been undertaken from this Cardiac Unit. It was a first for a hospital in the Western Cape, and Mediclinic Vergelegen's Heart Unit was specifically chosen for this purpose in recognition of the high standards maintained at the unit.

Emergency centre

The 24 hour emergency centre is constantly manned by experienced medical doctors and registered nurses. We make use of the international triage system and each patient will be triaged and seen by the doctor accordingly. The unit endeavours to incorporate the patient's general practitioner in the further treatment of the patient.

Neonatal intensive care unit

The unit, equipped with the latest medical equipment and technology, comprises high and intensive care beds, and special isolation units, served by highly specialised and dedicated medical specialists and nursing personnel who play an essential role in the treatment and care of the babies within this unit. The unit has a “developmental care” and baby-friendly approach and promotes “Kangaroo Mother Care” for growing babies, actively involving the mother in the care of her baby.

Specialised clinics

  1. Antenatal clinic
  2. Heart unit
  3. 24 hour stroke treatment clinic
  4. Pain management clinic
  5. Pre-admission centre
  6. Sleep clinic
  7. Woundcare clinic

Please direct all enquiries to the client services manager.

Supplementary services

  1. Cathlab
  2. CT Scan
  3. MRI
  4. Pathology
  5. Radiology
  6. Renal dialysis

Our Facilities

Support groups

  1. The Compassionate Friends
  2. Helderberg cardiac support group
  3. Winelands kidney and dialysis support group
  4. Nutrition support group
  5. Reach for Recovery (breast cancer) support group
  6. Rheumatology support group
  7. Mental health support group
  8. Arthritis support group


  1. Internet
  2. Newspapers
  3. Pharmacy
  4. Restaurant
  5. Telephones
  6. Television
Please direct all enquiries to the administrative assistant or the unit manager.

To simplify your admission process, complete our online pre-admission form

Online Pre-Admission Form




Contact Number

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  Main Road, Somerset West, 7130

Emergency Number:
+27 21 850 9087 / 8


If you would like to compliment us or should you wish to let us know how we can improve our care, please complete the Patient Compliments and Complaints form.