Medical Ward

Physicians bringing healing to the body


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Medical Department

An ancient physician said that medicine is not just a science, but an art. The Medical Department diagnoses, treats and cares for 6000 to 8000 patients a month. Achieving this with a high degree of excellence is most certainly an art. The medical ward cares for patients suffering from lifestyle or non-communicable diseases like hypertension, heart attacks, emphysema and strokes.Victoria Hospital offers 72 inpatient beds, 3 ICU beds and a handful of outpatient clinics like the excellent Palliative Care programme.

Medical Department Outpatient Clinics
Five Clinics run on different days of the week: Diebetes&Asthma, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB), Endocrine and other (Neurological, Cardiac and Respiratory). Other Clinics are a Stress ECG Clinic, Echo Cardiology Clinic, Abundant Life (Palliative Care) and a 4-week Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshop.

Dr. Nasief Van Der Schyff – Specialist Physician
Head of Department, Medical

Specialist Physician Dr. van der Schyff has headed up this department since 2013 and loves the diversity, complexity and challenge of Internal Medicine. He enthusiastically leads a teaching team that earned Victoria Hospital, Wynberg an excellent reputation as a teaching hospital where Supervisors and Specialists are friendly and available.

Dr. Van Der Schyff also coaches soccer at the Football Club started to prevent Childhood Obesity and is most passionate about impacting this highly prevalent disorder.

Click on the picture to meet Medical Department nurses and staff. 

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Medical Department Projects

Impacting our community with these ongoing projects


Abundant Life

Abundant Life is for Palliative Care patients who are unlikely to live longer than 6 to 12 months. This programme offers home visits, phone calls and twice monthly support groups to 180 patients.


Other regular Clinics are a Stress ECG Clinic, Echo Cardiology Clinic and a 4-week Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshop partnering with the Dietetics Department.

Soccer Fitness Club

Prevention is key for illnesses like Childhood Obesity, so fitness is a focus of this club for children and teens from the local community, run from the Tramway Football Club in Southfield.

"We pride ourselves on offering excellent care
and great teaching in this department"

- Dr Nasief Van Der Schyff -