Paediatric Service

New Somerset Hospital


New Somerset Hospital is a 330-bed general hospital that drains the Western sub-district of the Cape Metropolitan district. It is also the Level 2 hospital for the Saldanha sub-district of the West Coast district (District Hospital – Vredenburg Hospital). The paediatric services provide Level 2 services for a under 13 childhood population of approximately 100000 in these areas.

As part of a UCT-affiliated hospital, the paediatric department undertakes both undergraduate teaching (4th, 5th and 6th years) and postgraduate teaching (4 paediatric registrars).

In-patient Services

General Paediatrics: Barkly and Ebden wards: 32 beds in total
Level 2 Neonatalogy with NICU and High Care Wards and Kangaroo Mother Care beds: 42 beds in total
Paediatric Surgery: General and ENT, 2 lists a week (Ebden Ward)

Out-patient Services

General Paediatric Outpatients twice a week
Paediatric HIV and Infectious Diseases twice a week
Neonatal High Risk Clinic twice a month
Sickle Cell Disease clinic once  a month’


Contact Details:

New Somerset Hospital - 021 402 6911
Secretary: Ms Roeshqua Stevens - 021-402 6464
HOD: Dr Phumza Nongena –
Dr. Louise Cooke –
Dr. Sa-eeda Chippendale – 
Dr Adriaan Daniels -

ARV PMO: Dr Nicolene le Roux – 

Clinical Services

Clinical services provided off-site/Outreach sites:
Wesfleur Hospital, Atlantis (twice monthly Paediatric Referral Clinic and ward round)
Vredenburg Hospital (monthly Paediatric Referral Clinic and ward round)
Vanguard Community Health Clinic (twice monthly Paediatric Referral Clinic)


MMed project supervision of rotating registrars


New Somerset Hospital Facilities Board