Akeso George - Closed while under construction

Situated in George, in the Western Cape, Akeso George offers specialist inpatient treatment for a range of psychiatric illnesses, including anxiety and depression, substance abuse and adolescent disorders. Our hospital aims to provide a safe and comfortable environment where patients can recover and regain their sense of security and self, under the expert care of specialists in both physical and mental health.

At Akeso George we treat both our young patients and their family with dignity and respect, delivering clinical excellence in our world-class facility, with the ultimate aim of helping our patients and their loved ones not only to recover, but also to understand their illness, and thereby change the direction of their lives.

We focus on providing individual, integrated and family-oriented treatment. Our hospital is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and healthcare professionals, including psychiatrists, medical doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists and registered nurses, all of whom are dedicated to providing exceptional care to each patient, to ensure the best possible outcome for them and their loved ones.

Address & contact details

15 Windsor Street




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Hospital management

Not available at present

General information

We take pride in the services we offer and are committed to being active partners in your treatment. However, we need you to be just as active in this partnership. Treatment involves a willingness to talk about the issues in your life with honesty; striving to develop new methods of coping, and it certainly takes courage, motivation and great determination.

Upon admission to the hospital, there are naturally a number of initial assessments that will be done. You may have an initial assessment, followed by a meeting with the nursing staff who will require some details from you in order to formulate a nursing care plan. A psychiatrist or medical doctor will interview you to assess your current clinical needs. Blood samples may also be required for routine tests and screenings. A consultant from our therapy services team will assess you and determine which therapy programme you should undertake during your treatment at the hospital.

Your therapy programme that you will attend at the hospital forms a fundamental base of your overall treatment. You will be assessed as soon as practically suitable and appropriate after your admission. An initial programme will be discussed and agreed with you. It may change during the course of your treatment, depending on your progress and needs.

  • Comfortable and casual clothing. Bring everyday wear that is appropriate for groups, relaxation and light exercise activities.
  • Nightclothes, slippers and dressing gown, for sleeping only
  • Medical aid card
  • Main medical aid member’s identity document
  • Bathing costume (optional)
  • Toiletries. Please bring personal toiletries but take note that any sharp objects, for example nail clippers, razors, scissors and tweezers, are not allowed.
  • School clothes, if attending school
  • Sweets and/or snacks (optional)
  • Pen and notebook for taking notes in group sessions
  • Hairdryer
  • Dirty laundry can be washed and ironed by Laundry Basket. The price is calculated by the weight of the clothes.
  • An ironing board and iron is available for your use.
  • Valuables. For security reasons, we advise that you do not bring anything of value such as jewellery, electronic equipment, or large sums of money.
  • No PlayStations, Xbox etc. are allowed.
  •  No alcohol or illicit drugs are allowed. Due to the nature of the facility and the programmes we run, please do not attempt to bring any of these items onto the property.
  • Weapons. In accordance with the Act on firearms, we do not allow any firearms, ammunition and/or any other weapons, including but not limited to teargas, pepper spray, knives, etc. to be brought onto our property at any time. Also note that we do not accept responsibility for such items. Rather hand in firearms at your closest police station.
  • Visiting hours are from 16:30 to 17:00 daily.
  • Prior to visiting, please contact Akeso George in order to confirm the guidelines for your visitation.


Adolescent unit

The adolescent unit caters to adolescents from 13 to 18 years old. It focuses on treating the individual patient in the context of their various environments, including family, school, friends and community. The unit is staffed by professionals with training in child and adolescent development and psychiatry.

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