Steve Biko Hospital
|Steve Biko Hospital|
|Affiliated university||University of Pretoria|
|Lists||Hospitals in South Africa|
Steve Biko Hospital (Formerly the Pretoria Academic Hospital and before 1994 called H F Verwoerd Hospital) of Pretoria, South Africa, previously located at what is now Tshwane District Hospital, is a purely tertiary training healthcare institution. It is the main teaching hospital of the University of Pretoria along with Kalafong Hospital in Atteridgeville to west of the city centre.
The first healthcare institution for Pretoria, was located near the military barracks in Potgieter Street.
On 21 June 1890 President S. J. Paul Kruger laid the foundation stone of the new 130-bed Volkshospitaal. Despite numerous expansions, and underlined by the flu epidemic of 1918, the hospital became inadequate for the city's population.
On 22 April 1927 the foundation stone was laid for the existing hospital the Pretoria General Hospital. In 1967 it was renamed the H F Verwoerd Hospital, in 1997 to the Pretoria Academic Hospital and finally in 2008 to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. In 2006 the hospital relocated with the old Pretoria Academic Hospital building becoming the Tshwane District Hospital.