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A caring provider of excellent quality tertiary health services.


To provide tertiary services to all our stakeholders in the community through ethical, caring and competent staff.

The 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


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 1836, 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.


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

• Neurosurgery

• Orthopaedics

• Dermatology

• Radiology

• General Surgery and sub-specialities

• Allied health

• Medicine and its sub-specialities

• 10 bedded ICU

• Anaesthesia and operating theatre complex

• Breast clinic

• Stoma and wound management clinic

• Pain clinic

• The Thembalethu HIV clinic


• TB focal point

• MDR ward

Helen Joseph Hospital: Breast Clinic

The HJH Breast Clinic runs 2 open access breast clinics.

The Tuesday clinic is mainly for people with a breast concern and no prior diagnosis or investigations.

The Thursday Clinic is for anyone with a diagnosis; new patients; breast plastic and recon concerns; and follow up patients

The weekly timetable is as follows:

Monday: Full day breast theatre list

Tuesday: breast and plastic list

                  New Patient clinic

                   Monthly specialist clinic: Right to Care Adolescent breast clinic

Wednesday: Dressing clinic

Thursday: Breast and breast plastic clinic

Friday: Full day theatre list


​​Contacts ​CEO ​Clinincal Manager ​​Nursing Manager
​1 Perth Road

Auckland Park

Switchboard: 079 874 7668
​Matron on-call: 079 899 6412​

Dr Raymond Billa

011 489 0306
 011 726 5445

Sec/PA: Tumi Mudau

011 489 0306
011 726 5445

​Dr S Gaelejwue

011 489 0092
 011 726 5425​


Sec/PA: Miss Violet Hlongwane

011 489 1070
 011 726 5425​

​Moira Peele​

011 489 0898
 011 726 5425


011 489 0897