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Life Bay View Private Hospital was acquired by Life Healthcare on 2 June 2010.

Life Healthcare is one of the largest private healthcare hospital groups in South Africa, operating 63 acute care facilities across the country.

Our group 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 as part of the Life Healthcare group we subscribe to its unique core values, while individually striving to continually improve facilities, standards and technology.

At Life Bay View 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 Cnr Alhof and Ryk Tulbach Streets
Mossel Bay
6506
Postal address P O Box 287
Mossel Bay
6500
Telephone 044 691 3718
Fax 044 691 1183
Email Susan.Oosthuizen@lifehealthcare.co.za
Map Life Bay View Private Hospital


Management

Position Name
Hospital manager Lida Swart
Administration manager Petri Conradie
Nursing manager Mariette Eksteen
Patient services manager Susan Visser
Pharmacy manager Tania Labuschagne
Maintenance manager Rowland Dicks



Our team

The management and staff of Life Bay View Private Hospital pride themselves on their commitment to service excellence. Compassionate and expert care is complemented by a philosophy of exceeding expectations. Our strength lies in our dedicated team of supporting specialists and nursing staff who are committed to the well being of every patient.



Our facilities

Situated high on a hill in Mossel Bay, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, the 108 bed Life Bay View Private Hospital is an upmarket, high technology facility located in a tranquil setting.

The hospital’s accident and emergency unit is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with a doctor on call. Specialists are also on call in the event of their expertise being required to manage an emergency.

State of the art facilities and technology include five theatres, two of which are equipped with laminar flow technology; as well as a digital urology theatre and a gastroenterology suite. There are also a cardiac catheterisation laboratory equipped with advanced technology equipment; a six bed intensive care unit, an eight bed high care unit, and a two bed neonatal ICU located in the 12 bed maternity wing. Other facilities include a paediatric unit, sleep laboratory, and pharmacy.

In addition to the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, diagnostic facilities comprise a pathology laboratory and radiology unit including X-rays, a CT scanner, MRI scanner, bone densitometry scanner and sonar equipment.

Accommodation is provided in wards and private rooms, which are luxuriously appointed to promote the comfortable recovery of our patients, complete with value-added services such as an a la carte menu. Just Coffee @ Bay View is also situated on the premises for the comfort of our visitors and patients.



Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardio-thoracic surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery



Supporting doctors

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

Name Contact number

Anaesthetist(s)
Dr EA Gericke 044 690 5800
Dr G Barrett 044 690 7205
Dr J Strauss 044 690 5800
Dr T Gericke 044 690 5800
Dr W Pretorius 044 690 3532

Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr T van Rooyen 044 691 3240

Cardiologist(s)
Dr A Lochner 044 691 0088
Dr S Blake 044 691 2700

Dentist(s)
Dr A van der Gryp 044 690 4008
Dr C Blaauw 044 691 2330
Dr C Loots 044 693 2213
Dr CD Stander 044 690 5795
Dr D Malan 044 693 2213
Dr G Dennis 044 690 3189
Dr N Beyers 044 690 3148
Dr P Erasmus 044 691 2421
Dr P Kamfer 044 695 1134
Dr Pieterse 044 695 4170
Dr R Lareman 044 690 4444
Dr S Nel 044 693 1351
Dr W Pretorius 044 690 5236

Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr J Snyman 044 690 6882

General practitioner(s)
Dr A Botha 044 695 2090
Dr A Derecksen 044 691 2120
Dr A du Plessis 044 691 2120
Dr A Oberholster 044 691 2120
Dr A Opperman 044 691 2120
Dr A Vorster 044 693 1470
Dr B van der Westhuizen 044 695 1666
Dr E Labuschagne 044 691 1213
Dr E Marais 044 693 1470
Dr E Veldsman 044 693 1470
Dr G Huisamen 044 693 1470
Dr H Strydom 044 691 2120
Dr IB Nel 044 695 1666
Dr J Bothma 044 691 2011
Dr J Malan 044 695 1666
Dr K Berger 044 691 3122
Dr K Kolesky 044 695 1666
Dr M van Zyl 044 695 2090
Dr Q Ninaber 044 698 1247
Dr R Griesel 044 691 2120
Dr R Louw 044 695 2090
Dr S Sadler 044 690 3545
Dr T Grobbelaar 044 690 3203
Dr T van Staden 044 690 3545
Dr TP Smith 044 693 2412
Dr V Julius 044 693 2086

General surgeon(s)
Dr J Gildenhuys 044 691 3931
Dr JH Barnard 044 690 4755

Gynaecologist(s)
Dr A Shuda 044 691 2122
Dr BC Alberts 044 690 3260

Neurologist(s)
Dr A Leonard 044 690 4119

Neurosurgeon(s)
Dr M du Preez 044 690 3903

Ophthalmologist(s)
Dr J le Roux 044 690 4044

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr D Potgieter 044 690 5552
Dr G Wilson 044 691 1825
Dr LD Griesel 044 690 5878

Paediatrician(s)
Dr A Esterhuyse 044 691 1101
Dr H Sandilands 044 691 1101

Physician(s)
Dr F Retief 044 691 2123
Dr R Marais 044 690 5185

Plastic surgeon(s)
Dr W Smith (Consulting from Cape Town) 021 683 3048

Psychiatrist(s)
Dr P Smit 044 690 0456

Psychologist(s)
N Pienaar 044 691 3534

Radiologist(s)
Dr G Dekker 044 691 3701
Dr H Bartlett 044 691 3701
Dr M Coetzer 044 691 3701

Urologist(s)
Dr P Steenkamp 044 691 0880
Dr R Botha 044 691 0880



Patient and visitor information

At Life Bay View Private Hospital, we take pride in providing you with information that you will 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.


Admission

The following items are required for admission:

  • Current medical aid membership card
  • Identity document
  • Pre-authorisation number, if applicable
  • X-rays, if applicable
  • Medication, if in use
  • Personal clothing and toiletries

A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years.


Discharge

Day patients undergoing surgery under anaesthetic should arrange for transport from the hospital. It is not advisable to drive for 24 hours following an anaesthetic.


Pre-admission

We will contact you telephonically prior to admission.


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 in hospital. Participation is voluntary, but it does assist management in addressing any problems and improving our service. We especially welcome any suggestions you may have.


Tariffs

  • Life Bay View Private Hospital charges medical aid tariffs according to scale of benefits.
  • Private patients and members of certain medical aids will be required to pay a deposit prior to admission, and to settle their accounts in full on discharge.
  • Medical aid and medical insurance scheme members are advised to check the extent of their coverage prior to admission, and to obtain a pre-authorisation number from their funder, if applicable.


Visitor information

Our visiting hours are as follows:

General Wards & ICU:

  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • 19:00 - 20:00

Only three visitors are allowed per patient in general wards and in ICU visitors are restricted to only two family members at one time.

Maternity Ward

  • 08:00 - 20:00 (Only fathers & grandparents)
  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • 19:00 - 20:00

Three visitors are allowed per patient at one time.

No visiting will be allowed outside visiting hours.