How to refer a patient




Please contact the registrar on call to discuss the patient you wish to transfer.

Steve Biko Academic Hospital 012 354 1000


1. Steve Biko Academic Hospital, level 6(specialised surgery)


Please make bookings by phoning the secretary.

012 354 2102(8:00-12:00)


Patients must have the following documentation:

  Referral letter

  Proof of residence

  Proof of income

  Parents ID, child’s birth certificate



Wednesday - General clinic

Friday    -  Paediatric Constipation and Incontinence Clinic(Previously Encopresis)


2. Kalafong Hospital – Out-patient department(PSOPD)


General Clinic on Wednesdays 09:00

Patients from Kalafong’s referral area accepted.

No appointment required, patient should have a referral letter.



Who to refer:

Scope of practice

Tertiary paediatric surgery is defined as surgery in children under 13 years of age and includes the following areas of interest :

  • Neonatal surgery
  • Oncology surgery
  • Correction of congenital anomalies outside the neonatal period
  • Gastro-intestinal surgery, eg bowel obstruction
  • Management of gender ambiguity, both in the neonatal period and beyond
  • Genito-urinary problems
  • Major burns

Tertiary paediatric surgery has limited beds and share ward 8.5 (30 beds) with other surgery disciplines ie neurosurgery, urology, plastic surgery, maxillo-facial surgery

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