The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the 3rd largest hospital in the world, occupying around 173 acres (0.70 km2), with approximately 3’200 beds and about 6’760 staff members. The facilities are housed in 429 buildings with a total surface area of 233’795 m2. Approximately 70% of all admissions are emergencies, including approximately 160 victims of gunshot wounds per month.
Accident, emergency and ambulance represent the busiest services, counting over 350 daily patients. Every year, about 150’000 inpatient and 500’000 outpatient cases are registered. The Department of Ophthalmology, the St John Eye Hospital, has 111 beds and counts about 50’000 patients per year. Approximately 60’000 patients per year are treated in the Maternity Hospital.
The hospital is in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. (Soweto was a separate municipality from 1983 to 2002, when it was amalgamated to the City of Johannesburg.) It is one of the 40 Gauteng provincial hospitals, and is financed and run by the Gauteng Provincial Health Authorities. It is a teaching hospital for the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, along with the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital and the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.
This site’s purpose is to make the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital easy to find and contact and to give the visitor the most important information about it (not managed by the government).