The Netcare Milpark Hospital Academic Trauma Center

Located in Johannesburg South Africa.

We are a self-contained Trauma Center within the Netcare Milpark Hospital.

It is an accredited Level 1 Trauma Center, verified with by the Trauma Society of South Africa, and is associated with the Department of Surgery of the University of the Witwatersrand.

The Trauma and Burns Centers, and their dedicated Intensive Care Units, form a Satellite Academic Center for the University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences and all the Medical Staff on the Unit hold joint appointments with the Department of Surgery at the University.

The Unit works closely with all pre-hospital Emergency Services, and in particular with Netcare 911 Road EMS and Netcare Airborne HEMS.

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Additional Information

In association with the Department of Surgery of the University of the Witwatersrand, and the Trauma Units at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital training programme in Trauma and Trauma Critical Care is available at variable levels specifically intended for non-South Africans who wish to be exposed to a comprehensive training in the management of major trauma. These posts are, however, unpaid, and must be funded entirely from external sources. We work closely with the other hospitals and the University in this regard.

Applicants will be required to register with the Health Professions Council, and posts are normally tenable up to a maximum of two years. The Unit will assist with registration via the University of the Witwatersrand.

The Unit is keen on involving Medical Students who wish to do their elective periods in the Unit. We regularly host students from England, Sweden, Australia and Germany, as well as from our own University. Elective students participate fully in all aspects of the Unit and receive extensive teaching as well as exposure to minor and major trauma. All elective periods are arranged in conjunction with the University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences, or Netcare Students wishing to do their elective periods should contact both the Unit and the University.

Applications and request for further information should be made to:
Students– Wits Faculty Services
Doctors – Wits Academic Programmes
Milpark Academic Trauma Center – Email our Trauma Programme Manager, Leanne Van Rooy, at

The annual patient workload is approximately 20 000 trauma patients per year, including in excess of 5 400 admissions and 900 major resuscitations annually. The Unit is one of four major referral centers in the Johannesburg area, receiving patients from throughout the Province, neighboring provinces and neighboring states. View the workload statistics.