The First Private Teaching Hospital in South Africa, Johannesburg

Patients and Visitors


The Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre is the first and only private teaching hospital in South Africa. As part of our Patient Confidentiality, Patient information will only be disclosed to a direct family member or nominated spokesperson.


Retail Pharmacy Hours
Monday to Friday 09h00 - 17h30
Retail Pharmacy

Visiting hours

Visiting Hours

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting arrangements are subject to change without prior notice.

We recommend calling the hospital prior to your visit to confirm visiting arrangements.

Silent hospitals promote healing. We ask that you put your mobile on silent while on hospital premises, keep volume to a minimum and that any accompanying children are well supervised. 

  • All non-COVID patients are allowed one visitor at a time. Visitation for patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 patients is restricted, however exceptions will be made where possible and safe for critically/terminally ill patients
  • Visitation by one person at a time is allowed between the hours of 14h00 to 18h00
  • Patients for surgery are allowed to have somebody accompany them through the admission process and to the entrance of the applicable theatre
  • All patient visitors must go through the screening process and will not be allowed entry should they be deemed to be a risk
  • All visitors must wear a mask at all times

Ward Telephone Numbers

Ward Telephone Numbers
ICU011 356 6001
High Care011 356 6135
Section A (Paeds)011 356 6115
Section B (Hepato-renal)011 356 6530
Section C (General)011 356 6123
Section J (Surgical)011 356 6041
Section E (Medical)011 356 6119
Section F (Adult Oncology)011 356 6127
Paediatric Oncology Unit
011 356 6116 / 5
Oncology Out Patients Department
011 356 6191