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A way of life

Life Hunterscraig 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.

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

At Life Hunterscraig 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 Park Drive
Port Elizabeth

Postal address

P O Box 12439

Telephone 041 586 2664
Fax 041 586 4944


Our management can be contacted through our hospital`s reception desk or through e-mail.

Position Name
Hospital Manager Bruce Janssens
Nursing Manager Helene Herbst
Admin Manager Vacant
Pharmacy Manager Cathy Lindeijer
Case Administrator Shantel Moss
Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator Yolandi Shaw
Quality & Safety Support Specialist Liza Hobday

Our team

At Life Hunterscraig 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 Hunterscraig 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 Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.

The care delivered at Life Hunterscraig 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

Our modern, facilities include:

  • 41 Beds and 1 theatre
  • An observation unit / high care unit for acute psychiatric conditions

This 41 bed facility is a short-term admission psychiatric clinic, treating in-patients as well as day patients. A high care/observation facility is available for patients with acute psychiatric conditions. Specialised treatment is provided for specific illnesses, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment and personality disorders and substance dependence.

Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Psychiatry

Ancillary services:

  • Day clinic
  • Electro-convulsive therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy

Supporting doctors

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

Name Contact number

Dr A Groenewald 078 041 5436
Dr I Taylor 041 581 8964
Dr L Gauche 041 365 0121
Dr M de Vries 041 364 2790
Dr N Reddy 041 451 2928
Dr P Crafford 041 581 3622
Dr R Verster 041 365 7750
Dr S Prinsloo 041 581 2567

Patient and visitor information

At the Life Hunterscraig 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. (Click here to find our contact details.)


Accommodation at our hospital is extensive and includes:

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


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.


On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays.

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


  • 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.

Visiting hours

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:

Every day from 15:30 - 16:30 and 19:00 - 20:00

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

  • Visitors are restricted to three per patient at a time.
  • Only patient’s children are permitted during visiting hours.
  • Children of all ages are welcome but they must have an adult supervising them.