The hospital offers a full range of tertiary, secondary and highly specialized services. The costs of providing these services to the population of Gauteng Province and in addition to the neighbouring provinces are funded by a National Tertiary Services Grant as well as Provincial allocation. The hospital is located in Parktown and serves in theory as well as a referral hospital for a number of hospitals in its referral chain. The services are highly expensive, with unique specialist skills and are high tech which accounts for the cost per patient compared to primary health care centres. The only public hospital in Gauteng to be acknowledged as the Best Public Hospital for four (4) consecutive years from 2003 to 2007 by the readers of a major publication, The Star. The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital has a private wing Folateng a Sotho name meaning “Place of healing”. Each ward gives the patient the quality and convenience of private health care with specialist physicians and cutting edge technology that only a long-established hospital has the capacity to offer. The hospital is also the main teaching hospital for The University of the Witwatersrand, faculty of Health Sciences. The institution provides the service base for undergraduate and post-graduate training in all area of health professions. The joint staff produces world-class research and collaborates with several universities in the continent and abroad.