Mitchells Plain Hospital

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Mitchell’s Plain Hospital is a busy district hospital that provides clinical services for the Mitchells Plain sub-district of the Cape Metropolitan area.  The paediatric services provide Level 1/2 care for an under-13 childhood population of approximately 160 000 children – the largest child population of any subdistrict in Metro West. 

As part of the UCT-affiliated hospital complex, the paediatric department undertakes undergraduate teaching (6th year general paediatrics, and local and international student electives) and postgraduate teaching (Diploma in Child Health bedside clinical teaching).

Information for international and local student elective via UCT website: 
Mitchells Plain Hospital | International and local electives (

In-patient Services

General Paediatrics: 33 beds
Neonatology: Nursery 9 beds (2 high care beds); Kangaroo Mother Care beds: 10 beds
ENT surgery: 1 list a week

Out-patient Services

General Paediatric Outpatients: 3 days per week
ENT clinic: 1 day per week


Mitchells Plain Hospital: 021 377 4300
Dr Graeme Spittal: 
Dr Zunique George: 
Dr Dave le Roux: