Helen Joseph Hospital​
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Helen Joseph Hospital is a government public hospital with a sole key responsibility of providing tertiary health care services to the community of Gauteng. In order to achieve this responsibility, the Hospital relies heavily on the commitment and competency of its ethical and naturally caring employees.


Helen Joseph Hospital re-named on 1st April 1997, to reflect the transformation in the country since the advent of democracy is a tertiary hospital, part of the Wits University circuit responsible for teaching healthcare workers and provision of tertiary health services.


The Hospital provides services to a region with a population of about 1 million. Our catchment area is mainly Region B of the Johannesburg Municipality extending to some parts of Region C and D. We serve the medium to low income segment of the population.


The Helen Joseph Hospital consists of a total 21 (Twenty one) in-patient wards, the majority of which are medical wards (11 including 2 Admission wards), Six (6) Surgical wards two (2) of which are Orthopaedic wards, a Psychiatric unit, a  10-bed ICU, a 12 bed-High Care/ Step down unit, a Theatre complex comprising of twelve theatres, nine (9) of which are functional; speciality clinics including Stoma unit, Renal dialysis unit, Pain clinic, Endoscopy unit, Breast clinic, the TB focal point and the Thembalethu HIV clinic.


The total number of staff is 1886, with the nurses being the majority at 878 as is the norm for hospital healthcare organisations. Other staff categories: Doctors 220, cleaners 149, and 45 porters. We also have Allied health and support staff on hand. This number changes based on new additional staff, resignations, and retirements.


Name Of The Places We Service:

Diepsloot, Midrand, Fourways, Sunninghill, Woodmead, Florida, Rosebank, Bryanston, Randburg, Bram Fischerville, Thulani, Soweto, Parkwood, Highlands North, Alexandra, Wynberg, Morningside, Douglasdale, Glenvista, Ormonde, City Deep, Benrose, Kensington, Lenasia, Eldorado Park and Protea.

    Helen Joseph Hospital Executives

​Chief Executive OfficerSenior Clinical Manager ​Nurse Manager
CEO, Dr. Raymond Billa.jpgDr. Monica Springfield.jpgNurse Manager Mrs. Moira Peele.jpg
Dr. Raymond Billa

011 489 0306:

Dr. Monica Springfield

011 489 1070

Mrs. Moira Peele

011 489 0897

  What We Do?

  The Helen Joseph Hospital is a tertiary Level 3 institution. We provide quality tertiary healthcare   services through the following departments:

  • Neurosurgery   
  •  Dermatology
  • General Surgery and sub-specialities
  • Anaesthesia and operating theatre complex
  • TB focal point                    
  • Allied health      
  •  Pain clinic
  • MDR ward
  •  Orthopaedics                   
  • Radiology           
  • Medicine and its sub-specialities              
        • Breast clinic
  • Stoma and wound management clinic
  • 10 bedded ICU
  • Medical Male Circumcision
  • The Thembalethu HIV clinic

​​Operational Hours

Emergency Department: 24HRS

Pharmacy Department: 07H30-16H00

Out Patient Department (Clinics): 07H30-16h00

Poly Clinic: 07H30-16H00 (by referral only or appointment)

Administration Department /Cashiers: 07H30-16H00

Note: CCTV Cameras are installed for your safety the Hospital does not tolerate T​heft & Vandalism offenders Shall Be Prosecuted By Law Be safe: Kindly Check Your Vehicle Before Leaving It

                                                                     Hospital Address & Contacts:

No. 1 Perth Road,




Please note that the telephone lines at Helen Joseph Hospital are down. We are unable to receive outside calls at present.

The following emergency numbers may be used for interim communication:


          079 874 7668 : Mantron on-call

          079 899 6412 : Switchboard

We apologize for the inconvenience while the matter is being attended to.

 Switchboard No:

011 489 1011