Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Johannesburg, South Africa

Hospital description

Located close to Johannesburg, this hospital, known as Bara, is the largest acute hospital in the world. It is the sole pubic hospital in Soweto and provides half of all hospital services in the Gauteng. The hospital is funded and run by the Gauteng provincial health authorities and serves more than 3.5 million people in Soweto, as well as accepting referrals from all over South Africa and neighbouring African states. The hospital is associated with the University of the Witwatersrand, which provides teaching and clinical research at the hospital.

Patients at this hospital pay according to income and marital status. Maternal cases and all children below six years of age are treated for free, unless they are foreign visitors or part of a medical aid scheme. The surgical pit in the emergency room is renowned for the amount of trauma seen, and has been compared to surgery in a war zone. The hospital is recommended for all medics interested in trauma as a career, as 50% of all patients have stab or gun shot wounds.
This hospital offers PJ and Famulatur placements


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English, Zulu, Sotho, Afrikaans
Funding Status Public


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