Medicross Kalahari Cataract And Eye Day Hospital

Purpose designed to blend in with the Kalahari landscape, the new state-of-the-art facility is a collaborative effort between Upington based ophthalmologist, Dr Erhardt Kidson and Medicross, a provider of primary healthcare services and a fully-owned subsidiary of Netcare, a leading South African private healthcare group.

The custom-built hospital with its modern, cutting-edge equipment is the 15th day theatre to be opened by Medicross in South Africa and forms part of Medicross’ expansion into the day theatre market.

The 16 bed day ward also has special recliners to accommodate patients undergoing procedures requiring spinal blocks or conscious sedation. The facility also incorporates two fully equipped consulting rooms for visiting specialists,” Dr Van der Merwe explained.

Serving as a day theatre facility where some of the region’s foremost doctors and a number of prominent visiting specialists will practise, Dr Van der Merwe believes that the Kalahari Cataract, Eye and Day Theatre will do much to improve access to quality healthcare services for the people of the Northern Cape.

A range of surgical procedures, from minor to some of the more advanced may be performed in day theatres, either under general or local anaesthetic, spinal blocks or conscious sedation, as appropriate. These include G & C scopes and certain dental, ear, nose and throat (ENT), general, gynaecological, maxillo-facial, ophthalmic, orthopaedic, plastic and reconstructive, and urological procedures.

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For your convenience you can have any required blood test done at your nearest Medicross centre. Your doctor will contact you once he or she has received and assessed your results. The pathology services are available to all medical scheme and private self-paying patients. You can enquire about payment arrangements at the pathology department.


On-site radiology services are available in most Medicross centres, for medical scheme and private self-paying patients requiring diagnostic x-rays. Prompt assessment of the x-rays and feedback to the treating doctor ensure that patients can receive swift medical treatment that they may require.


You will find a pharmacy conveniently located in most Medicross centres. We are contracted to most major medical schemes, and private self-paying patients can also collect acute or chronic scripts at competitive prices. Make use of our free reminder programme for chronic scripts and benefit from our free delivery service to all areas within 10 kilometres of the centre.

Baby wellness clinic

Our baby wellness and immunisation clinics located in 22 Medicross centres can provide your baby with their childhood immunisations. Our professional staff can also assess your baby's weight and milestone development and offer you advice and support.