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The three cornerstones of our business and our commitment to our patients are, Life, Health and Care.
Life summarises our philosophy of protecting our patient's wellbeing
and quality of life. Health is our clinical excellence in world-class
facilities, and Care is the human touch of providing quality service,
respect and empathy for those entrusted to our care. Read more...
63 facilities in 7 provinces, of which 51 are acute care. Read more...
6 Mental Health units in 3 provinces and 2 units which offer involuntary and assisted mental health admissions. Read more...
7 Adult and 2 Paediatric Units in 5 provinces. Read more...
The company delivers hospital based services in the fields of chronic mental healthcare, frail care, rehabilitation and acute care in 5 provinces. Read more...
10 Renal Dialysis units in 5 provinces and still growing. Read more...
The Life College of Learning has over 1 000 students studying various nursing programmes each year. Read more...
Leading provider of contracted, on-site occupational and primary healthcare services to employer groups in commerce, industry, mining, parastatals and to government correctional services. Read more...
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21 Chaplin Rd
Illovo 2196, South Africa
011 219 9000
08:00 - 16:30
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A way of life
Life Little Company of Mary 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.
Since 1957 the religious Sisters of the Order, doctors and staff have continued to serve the community with dedication, embracing the values of competence, compassion and spiritual support.
At Life Little Company of Mary 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 and helps us to maintain our position as one of the top hospitals in the country.
50 George Storrar Drive Groenkloof 0181
P O Box 17012 Groenkloof 0027
At Life Little Company of Mary 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 Little Company of Mary Hospital staff participate in ongoing quality training `Quality of Life`. 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 Little Company of Mary Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver. The care delivered at Life Little Company of Mary 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 modern, sophisticated facilities include:
Medical and surgical disciplines
Our emergency unit is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and includes resuscitation facilities. Qualified medical staff backed by specialists from all disciplines mans the unit.
Our radiology unit offers: nuclear medicine, CT and RT scanning, mammography and bone densitronomy testing in addition to other normal services. At the Mary Potter Oncology Clinic a dedicated team of oncologists do stem cell transplants, chemo- and radiotherapy.
The special orthopaedics centre provides orthopaedic care and surgery in conjunction with physiotherapy and bio kinetics, with a special interest in sports injuries.
The new all-inclusive specialist stroke unit at Life Little Company of Mary Hospital will offer expert care for stroke patients from the emergency stage all the way through to comprehensive functional rehabilitation.
There are specialist neurologists in stroke care at the hospital, who will manage the initial admission and acute care until the patient has stabilised. This will be followed by admission to the neurology unit, staffed by a comprehensive interdisciplinary team, for intensive rehabilitation of physical, functional, cognitive, and emotional problems arising from the stroke. Family education and detailed report backs to all involved will form part of the service.
Following discharge from the unit, outpatient therapy will be continued by referring therapists as well as therapists based at the hospital to ensure that stroke sufferers regain as much as possible quality of life and functionality after stroke.
The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.
The telephone details of the doctors have been listed below and the doctors have been categorised in accordance to their specialty. They are contactable Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 17:00.
Patient and visitor information
At the Life Little Company of Mary 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.
By following a few simple guidelines the admission process can be speeded up and become less complicated.
Wiesenhof Coffee Shop is situated on the ground floor and is open from 07h00 to 20h00 weekdays and 08h00 to 17h30 Saturday and Sundays.
On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays.
Day patients undergoing surgery under anaesthesia should arrange for transport from hospital - it is illegal to drive for 24 hours following anaesthesia.
Please report to the enquiries counter on the ground floor where the receptionists will welcome you and capture all necessary information. You will then be escorted to your ward/room. Wheelchairs and porters are available at reception.
Please remember to bring the following items:
Admissions into hospital may not take place if these documents are not with you. If child under the age of 13 a copy of the birth certificate is required.
Parking is provided in front of the hospital. You are kindly requested not to park in the areas reserved for ambulances, doctors, disabled persons and staff. While every effort is made to protect your vehicle by way of security, parking is at your own risk. A courtesy golf cart is available for transporting of patients.
Good nutrition is an important part of hospital care and we trust you will enjoy your meals while you are here. Our menu has been carefully planned to ensure that the meals you eat during your hospital stay are both enjoyable and healthy.
LCM Pharmacy consists of three parts: Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Dispensary and Surgical Store and each section is run by a group of enthusiastic competent staff. The pharmacy has 7 pharmacists, 5 pharmacist’s assistants and 10 other supporting staff to meet the needs of our business. The pharmacy motto is “Fast, Efficient, Friendly” and we aim at always giving the best service possible to all our customers, be it a patient, nurse or doctor. The hospital pharmacy trading hours are as follows:
We invite you to visit our pharmacy with your queries and prescriptions and feel free to rate our service on the electronic questionnaire provided. Looking forward to serving you.
Full details of these fees can be obtained from the Hospital Pre-Admission Clinic (Tel: 012 424 3725).
A pre-admission should be carried out at least 48 hours prior to admission in order to be able to identify any possible health risks and to provide information regarding admission, thus speeding up the admission process. Pre-admission forms are available from your doctor’s rooms or the hospital’s reception department. After completion of the pre-admission form it can either be faxed to the hospital to (012) 346 7083 prior to hospitalisation or handed in personally at the pre-admission clinic. It is preferable for you to personally visit the pre-admission clinic. On receipt of the faxed pre-admission form, a telephonic assessment regarding health problems and needs will be carried out by the nursing personnel at the pre-admission clinic. When visiting the pre-admission in person, a clinical assessment will be done.
In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality customer care, we monitor our service on an ongoing basis. To further ensure the satisfaction of our clients a Customer Care Team is available around the clock. They render physical, social and psychological support to patients, whilst at the same time address complaints and/or problems that may arise.
For obvious reasons smoking is not allowed in any part of the hospital.
Medical aid patients, please note that whilst every effort is made to obtain payment from your medical aid on your behalf, the responsibility of the payment for services rendered is yours. Any items not covered by your medical aid must be settled by yourself. i.e. ward requests, telephone calls, pharmacy scripts, levies, etc.
Private patients will be required to pay a deposit based on the estimated total of the hospital bill. The balance must be settled on discharge. Credit cards are accepted. (Mastercard and Visa). Should you wish to discuss any of this further, please contact our Credit Controller who will gladly assist you.
Services provided by GP’s, specialists, anaesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, physiotherapy, and other healthcare professionals are not included in the hospital bill and will be charged separately.
We encourage you not to bring valuables (e.g. cell phones, jewellery, large amounts of money) to the hospital, but should you do so, we recommend that you make use of our security safe for those items you may wish to put away. Whilst every effort is made to protect patients` belongings, we cannot be held responsible for any loss that may occur. Should you wish to make use of our security safe, kindly ask the receptionist on admission or the unit manager or ward secretary. A receipt will be issued accordingly.
We welcome visitors, as we know what a difference the support of close family and friends can make. In terms of this, and bearing in mind the rest that all patients require, we would prefer that visitors visit their loved ones only at certain designated times these are:
No visiting hours in the morning
We wish you a pleasant stay and a speedy recovery.
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