Specialised Departments

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Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” ― Roy T. Bennett

The Lenmed Group has invested intensely in the Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Departments and has set-up specialized units at the following hospitals:

  • Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital – Johannesburg South
  • Bokamoso Private Hospital – Gaborone, Botswana
  • Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre – Durban
    • An entire floor is dedicated to the hospital’s cardiac centre of excellence.
    • Adult and paediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Royal Hospital and Heart Centre, Kimberley

These hospitals all have a cardio-catheterisation laboratory.

The Group offers a full spectrum of interventional Cardiology including, but not limited to:

  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Stenting
  • 3D Echocardiology
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Intra-vascular Ultrasound

The Group has successfully taken quality cardiac care to places where there was previously very little access to such care and has enjoyed a few momentous successes:

  • Bokamoso Private Hospital in Botswana, offers the only cardiac service in the country.
  • Royal Hospital and Heart Centre in the Northern Cape, has the only cardiac unit in the province.
  • Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is the only facility in KwaZulu-Natal to offer paediatric cardiac surgery.

Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre has also introduced a cardiac rapid response vehicle:

  • The response unit is aimed at providing lifesaving medical interventions within the pre-hospital environment.
  • The dedicated cardiac rapid response unit is equipped with cutting edge technology that allows pre-hospital medical practitioners to transmit live patient updates using telemetry to a cardiologist, thus allowing for the best management and outcomes for patients.
  • The advanced life support vehicle is stocked with thrombolytics allowing for the management of complex cardiac patients. This “”clot-busting”” drug is used in the acute management of heart attacks and will often resolve the effects of a heart attack prior to arriving at the hospital.
  • The dedicated unit is staffed by prehospital emergency care specialists. Personnel attached to the unit practice to the highest clinical standards and all hold advanced degrees in emergency medicine. Managed by our partners IPSS Medical Rescue, the unit is synonymous with clinical excellence and patient care.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

Lenmed recognised the need to both equip and properly prepare our facilities to treat stroke patients. The hospitals have not only ensured relevant standards are met to respond to a Stroke emergency but have also worked at educating the public on stroke avoidance as well as ensured proper support is available from allied services at our hospitals for recovery.

Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is a Stroke Centre of Excellence and as part of their objectives to increase positive stroke outcomes, has introduced an advanced life support emergency vehicle which is fully equipped to respond and treat cardiac and stroke victims.


There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela

Lenmed has a very special place in their hearts for the smaller humans in the world and recognizes that dynamite sometimes comes in very small packages. Our dedication to the treatment of childhood disease and paediatric surgery is palpable in our paediatric units. Our paediatric mascot, Lennie the Lion, brightens up the children’s rooms and contributes to the positive, compassionate atmosphere.

Many of our hospitals have neo-natal intensive care units.

Specific departments to note: Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre Paediatrics, Durban.

The only hospital in KwaZulu-Natal to offer paediatric cardiac surgery.

Multi-disciplinary, 15 member paediatric team:

  • Paediatricians
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
  • Paediatric Genetics
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatric Pulmonology
  • Paediatric Endocrinology
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Paediatric General Surgery
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital, Johannesburg South

  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Bokamoso Private Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana

  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Maputo Private Hospital, Mozambique

  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Randfontein Private Hospital, Johannesburg West

  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Royal Hospital and Heart Centre, Kimberley

  • Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Shifa Private Hospital, Durban

  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Zamokuhle Private Hospital, Johannesburg East

  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.” – Anonymous

Lenmed has recognized the need to provide holistic quality treatment to those diagnosed with cancer. In addition to our resident oncologists, our treatment centres have the benefit of providing access to the full range of specialists and allied services at our hospitals to support the treatment of this disease.

Our Oncology Centres:

Ahmed Kathrada Cancer Institute – situated at Ahmed Kathrada Hospital in the South of Johannesburg, this state-of-the-art centre boasts:

  • Nuclear medicine unit
  • Medical oncology unit
  • Radiotherapy unit

Royal Hospital and Heart Centre, Kimberley:

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

Bokamoso Private Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Nuclear medicine

Zamokuhle Private Hospital, Gauteng:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Nuclear medicine

If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

Lenmed is proud to provide treatment of conditions that affect the digestive system.

Gastroenterology departments at Lenmed hospitals:

  • Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital, Johannesburg South
    • This centre of excellence in Gastroenterology offers advanced diagnosis and treatment options
  • Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre, Durban
  • Maputo Private Hospital, Maputo, Mozambique

“Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.” – Taylor Hanson

Lenmed loves bringing new lives into the world! We also know that when it comes to these tiny beings, things do not always go to plan, that is why we have equipped our hospitals with the necessary equipment and skills to ensure we are ready for anything.

Regardless of the circumstances, our obstetric and maternity teams will make you feel as comfortable as possible in our maternity units, although patient safety and treatment is our first priority, we have created calm and welcoming rooms for our maternity patients.

All Lenmed hospitals have a neo-natal intensive care unit.