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A way of life


Life West Coast Private Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating 63 acute care facilities across the country.

Life Healthcare is recognised throughout the health industry for its high calibre healthcare professionals and excellent facilities.

We believe delivery of world class healthcare is achieved through a combination of unparalleled quality and clinical excellence; along with a true focus on the personal needs of our patients and their families.

Every day we subscribe to the core values of the Life Healthcare group, while individually striving to continually improve facilities, standards and technology.

At Life West Coast Private Hospital our priority is to focus on the delivery of a special brand of health and care to patients. Within a world class hospital, this unique approach is what makes the difference.



Contact us


Physical address

22 Voortrekker Road
Vredenburg
7380

Postal address

P O Box 1032
Vredenburg
7380

Telephone 022 719 1030
Fax 022 719 1037
Email Pauline.Gous@lifehealthcare.co.za
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Management

Our management can be contacted through our Hospital’s reception desk or through e-mail.

Position Name
Hospital Manager Daniel Matthew
Nursing Manager Magda Prince
Pharmacy Manager Elnette du Toit



Our team

At Life West Coast Private Hospital we understand that we have a responsibility to meet the expectations of those who are entrusted to our care as well as the expectations of their loved ones.

This realisation enables us to ensure that we focus on an experience of care for everybody who visits or is admitted to one of our hospitals or healthcare facilities.

All Life West Coast Private Hospital staff participate in ongoing quality training ‘Q to the power of e’. Here we each come to appreciate the importance of quality in delivery of service and to embrace caring principles of empathy, ethics, excellence, energy and empowerment.

Results of ongoing patient satisfaction surveys tell us that a stay at West Coast Private Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.

The care delivered at Life West Coast Private Hospital extends into the community.

Our employees at all levels actively participate in community initiatives to improve the quality of life in surrounding areas.



Our facilities

Everything we do is focused on delivery of high quality treatment and unique standards of care – whether for routine, more serious or extensive procedures.

Our modern, sophisticated facilities include:

  • 61 beds and 2 laminar flow theatres
  • An accident and emergency unit incorporating a resuscitation room, which is opened 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A doctor is on call to the unit, and there is specialist backup
  • A 6 bed intensive care unit
  • A 10 bed maternity unit with well appointed wards and secure facilities
  • A 2 bed neonatal ICU
  • A 8 bed paediatric ward
  • A radiology facility, with a comprehensive range of sophisticated diagnostic equipment including a CT and MRI-scan



Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Clinical- and Cosmetic Dermatologist
  • Ear Nose Throat surgery
  • Eye surgery
  • General surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Gynaecology / Obstetrics
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Physician
  • Plastic surgery
  • Radiology
  • Urology



Supporting doctors

The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.

Our team of doctors are the best in the region and if you need to contact any of our doctors, they will be happy to assist you with your queries.

The telephone details of the doctors have been listed below and the doctors have been categorized in accordance to their specialty. They are contactable Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 17:00.

Name Contact number

Anaesthetist(s)
Dr Ryk Lochner 022 719 1282
Dr Wim van der Merwe 022 719 1282

Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatologist(s)
Dr Charlotte Mathobela 022 719 1353
Dr Pierre van Zyl 022 719 1353

Clinical and Radiation Oncologist
Dr Krystyna Marszalek 022 719 1353

Dietician(s)
Ms Annchen Weidemann 022 719 1353

Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr Adriaan Pentz 022 173 4996
Dr Pieter Troost 022 719 1353

General surgeon(s)
Dr Piet Boer 022 713 2460

Gynaecologists & Obstetrician(s)
Dr Claudine Smit 022 719 1173
Dr Johan Coetzee 022 719 1017

Maxillofacial and oral surgeon(s)
Dr Sunil Aniruth 022 719 1353

Ophthalmologist(s)
Dr Zoran Aleksic 022 719 1353

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr Martin Storm 022 713 5123
Dr Naudé Marais 022 713 2227

Paediatrician(s)
Dr Hester van der Walt 022 713 5149
Dr Susan Annandale 022 719 1393

Pathologist(s)
Pathcare 022 713 2103

Physician(s)
Dr Charles Marais 022 719 1062
Dr Dewald Barnard 022 719 1062

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s)
Dr Clare Neser 022 719 1353
Dr Conrad Pienaar 022 719 1353

Psychologist(s)
Dr Gielie van Dyk 022 719 1353

Radiologist(s)
Drs Schnetler, Corbett & Partners Inc. 022 713 4431

Urologist(s)
Dr Paul Whittaker 022 719 1353



Patient and visitor information

At Life West Coast Private hospital, we take pride in providing you information that you need in order to make your stay with us a pleasant and hassle-free experience.

If there is any further information that you or your family require regarding our hospital and our services, please feel free to contact us.


Accommodation

Accommodation at our hospital is extensive and includes:

  • Day beds
  • General wards
  • High care units
  • Intensive care units

We also offer TV`s in all of our wards.


Admission

Our admission process can be made much easier for you, if the following simple guidelines are followed.

  • Medical aid patients should check with their medical aid / scheme prior to admission to obtain pre-authorisation, if deemed necessary by the medical aid / scheme.
  • Patients have to present their medical aid card and identity document on admission. Persons under the age of 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • To speed up admission, a pre-admission form is available from the resident doctor`s rooms and the hospital`s reception, and should be either handed through to the hospital`s reception or faxed through to us prior to hospitalisation. Please click here to find our contact details.
  • Also refer to the `Tariffs` and `Discharge` sections below, for more information on prepayment and payment procedures.


Discharge

On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays. Please go to the reception desk in the foyer as you leave, to finalise your account.


Service Monitoring

In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care; we monitor our service to patients on an ongoing basis. On discharge patients are asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their stay at the hospital. Participation is voluntary, but this will assist the hospital management to address any problems and improve our service to you.

We especially welcome any suggestions our patients may have. If you have any suggestions for us, please send us an e-mail at Pauline.Gous@lifehealthcare.co.za.


Tariffs

  • Our hospital charges patients at medical aid / medical scheme rates.
  • A prepayment is required on hospitalisation, from patients not covered by medical aid or a medical scheme.
  • It is recommended that private patients contact the hospital`s accounts department prior to admission to establish the estimated hospital cost.
  • Patients requesting accommodation in private wards will be requested to pay the private ward rate on admission.


Visitor Information

We welcome all of our patients` visitors, as we know what a difference the support of close family and friends can make.

In light of this, we also have to be aware of the rest that all of our patients require and we have thus provided for visitors to visit our hospitals only at certain designated times and these are:

  • 11:00 - 12:00 (ICU only)
  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • 19:00 - 20:00

Further to this, other rules apply with respect to visitors and these are:

Visitors are restricted to two per patient at a time. Children are welcome but they must have an adult supervising them.