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A way of life


Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating 60 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 Wilgeheuwel 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.



Contact us


Physical address

Amplifier Road
Radiokop Ext 13
Roodepoort
1724

Postal address

Private Bag X11
Honeydew
2040

Telephone 011 796 6500
Fax 086 648 7533
Email Glynis.Krebser@lifehealthcare.co.za
Map Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital


Management

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

Position Name
Hospital Manager Jacques De Klerk
Nurse Manager Val Card
Financial Manager
Pharmacy Manager Phia Swartz
Nursing Standards Manager Karena Goldman
Patient Services Manager Malissa Dreyer
Quality and Safety Support Specialist Alet Rheeder
Infection Prevention Specialist Mishaan Daniel
Marketing and Communication Glynis Krebser
Clinical Training Specialist Menick Wessels
Clinical Training Specialist Jurusha Pillay



Our team

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

The care delivered at Life Wilgeheuwel 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, sophisticated facilities include:

  • A 24-hour accident and emergency unit managed by GPMG and supported around the clock by resident specialists
  • A 23 bed medical and surgical ICU equipped with leading diagnostic and monitoring facilities
  • A bone and breast clinic
  • Nuclear medicine
  • An 8 bed day clinic
  • 213 beds and 10 theatres, two of which are fitted with laminar flow
  • A 23 bed maternity unit with well-appointed wards and secure facilities. This unit is ably supported by a baby clinic and antenatal classes and a postnatal clinic
  • A 10 bed neonatal intensive care unit complete with state-of-the-art monitoring and life support equipment providing the best possible environment for our smallest patients
  • A neurology laboratory
  • 3-D sonography
  • An infertility clinic consisting of 5 gynaecologists including 2 embryologists
  • A 42 bed dedicated neuro-orthopaedic unit
  • A radiology facility, with a comprehensive range of sophisticated diagnostic equipment including:
    • Arteriography
    • Mammography
    • Digital imaging
    • Doppler
    • Sonography
    • Bone densitometry
    • CT scanner
    • MRI scanner and x-rays



Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain Management
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

Ancillary services:

  • Antenatal classes
  • Audiology
  • Baby clinic
  • Biokinetics
  • Clinical psychology
  • Dietetics
  • Indoor hydrotherapy pool
  • Orthopaedic computerised information centre
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Postnatal clinic
  • Speech therapy



Specialist facilities

Maternity
We trust that the information on this Web Site will provide answers to questions you may have regarding your confinement and hospital stay.

At Wilgeheuwel Hospital, we have:

  • 2 Anti Natal Beds
  • 3 Labour Delivery Rooms
  • Two 3-Bed Units
  • 3 Semi-Private Rooms
  • 3 Private Rooms
  • Private Rooms Have En-Suite Bathrooms
  • A Nursery
  • Milk Kitchen
  • Photo-Therapy Unit
  • Enclosed garden

All rooms and labour units have television facilities.

Please use the separate maternity entrance. Ample parking is available close to the unit.



Supporting doctors

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

Name Contact number

Anaesthetist(s)
Dr Corrie Avenant (Pain Clinic) 011 791 0051

Ante - and post natal classes
Mrs Micheline Carbonari 082 892 9830

Audiologist(s)
Ms Celeste De Freitas 011 795 2909

Biokinetics
J Klingbiel 011 794 1226 / 7

Clinical psychologist(s)
Dr Kobus Van Biljon 011 794 2159

Dietician(s)
Ms Amanda van Huysteen 082 452 7347
Ms Hyla Oosthuizen 011 472 8443
Ms Liezel Wiggett 011 495 5072

Ear nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr Neels Van Schalkwyk 011 472 2272
Dr Phillip Pio 011 794 4790 / 88
Dr Stefaan Bouwer 011 794 4788

General surgeon(s)
Dr André Baars 011 475 6885 / 011 794 2081
Dr Blikkies Booyse 011 794 3364/8575
Dr Mohammed Hameed 011 7941583/9701

Gynaecologist(s)
Dr Andries van der Westhuizen 011 796 1100
Dr Bernie Potgieter 011 796 1100
Dr David Schulz 011 796 1100
Dr Deshini Packirisamy 011 795 1329
Dr Elmarie Wypkema 011 794 7710
Dr Hennie Lindeque 011 796 1100
Dr Manuel Giesteira 011 796 1100
Dr PM Engelbrecht 011 795 4192

Infertility Clinic / IVF Laboratory
Mrs Cecile Morgan 011 794 4996

Internal medicine
Dr Anneli Korb 011 796 6500
Dr David Le Roux 011 794 1720 / 1817
Dr Julia Botha 011 794 3604
Dr Robin Ballantine 011 794 4022

Maxillo-facial surgeon(s)
Dr Chris Lawrence 011 794 8516/8530
Dr Johan Vorster 011 472 2321

Neuro surgeon(s)
Dr Johan Wasserman 011 794 2664 / 2851
Dr Mauritz van den Heever 011 794 5518 / 28
Dr Schalk Burger 011 794 7664

Neurologist(s)
Dr D Shamley 011 794 4358

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr Dirk van Zyl 011 795 4291 / 3
Dr Franz Snyman 011 795 4101
Dr Jaco Strobos 011 794 9936 / 7
Dr Manie de Wilde 011 794 9693
Dr Neil Freed 011 794 8629
Dr Philip Mostert 011 794 5758 / 7386
Dr Tollie Oosthuizen 011 794 3371 / 6

Paediatrician(s)
Dr Edward Neethling 011 794 1504
Dr Ewan Verster 011 794 1504
Dr Karin Simmank 011 794 8161
Dr Wheeler de Wit 011 794 3409

Pathologist(s)
Dr Bruinette Kramer and Ass 011 794 3235 / 3396
Lancet Laboratories 011 699 1980

Physiotherapist(s)
Bell and Rogers 011 794 4566
Ms Ingrid Klerck 011 794 2380
Pat Travers 011 796 6714 / 794 6833

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s)
Dr James van der Merwe 011 794 7705

Pre-Admission clinic
Engela Slabbert 011 796 6584 / 6771

Psychiatrist(s)
Dr Alma Kalaba 011 796 5186
Dr Marie Buchner 011 794 8629

Radiologist(s)
Dr Van Rensburg and Partners 011 794 4688
Mammography and Bone Densitometry 011 794 4532 / 4688

Rheumatologist(s)
Dr Clive Pettipher 011 794 4942
Dr Romela Benitha 011 795 2887

Urologist(s)
Dr Corne van Graan 011 794 3549
Dr George Bell 011 794 1161 / 2911 / 011 470 7966
Dr Hendré Van der Walt 011 794 1161 / 2911

Well baby clinic
Inamarie Greyson 011 796 6546



Patient and visitor information

At the Life Wilgeheuwel 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
  • Special treatment rooms
  • General wards
  • High care units
  • Intensive care units

We also offer TVs in all of our wards.

An a la carte menu is available.


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. Phone number 011 796 6611/6771.
    Fax 011 795 6738.
  • Also refer to the `Tariffs` and `Discharge` sections below, for more information on prepayment and payment procedures.
  • Pre-Admission Clinic is open on weekdays for all your pre-hospitalisation questions and admission requirements – Phone number 011 796 6584/6771/6595.
    Fax 011 796 6738.


Discharge

On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays. You will be given a discharge card to hand in at the reception desk in the foyer as you leave.


Maternity

The Ward
A service is offered in the ward to register your baby: you will be notified when the certificate is ready for collection.
Birth Registrations: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays

Baby Clinic
The sister form the baby clinic visits the ward three days a week for immunization. (Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays)
A nominal fee will be charged for BCG and polio drops.
Please do a follow up visit at her baby clinic.

Photographs
This service is available on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday at a nominal fee.

Discharge
On day of discharge please bring a car seat or carry cot to take baby home in. Please ensure that you know how to use the car seat.


Pre admissions clinic

It is very important to pay a visit to our Pre Admission Clinic 48 hours prior to admission into hospital.

The Pre-Admission Clinic is open on weekdays from 07h30 - 16h00 for all your pre-hospitalisation questions and admission requirements – Phone number 011 796 6584/6771.

  • Medical aid patients should check with their medical aid / scheme prior to admission to obtain pre-authorisation, it remains the patient’s responsibility to obtain the authorization number.
  • Please refer to your medical aid for any co payments you may be required to pay upfront.
  • 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.
  • For any other queries please feel free to contact our Pre Admissions Clinic.

The post natal ward consists of:

  • Two X three bedded rooms
  • Four X two bedded rooms
  • Two X three bedded rooms
  • Three X private rooms/with own bathroom

The private and semi private rooms are available on a “first come first serve basis”. Please keep your beautiful flowers and gifts to a minimum: you will appreciate them much more at home.

Labour Ward:

  • Your labour will be progressed in the room you will deliver in.
  • Pain relief will be administered according to your preference.
  • Feel free to bring your birthing plan along.
  • Please feel free to bring along CD player, books or games to keep you occupied.
  • Facilities for water births are not available.

Services offered
Registration of babies


Public Relations Officer (PRO)

Our public relations officer serves as a link between the hospital, patients, doctors and staff. Should you need any assistance please contact the officer at the reception desk of our hospital. If you are from out of town, the PRO and reception desk has a list of accommodation near the hospital for family members.


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 will receive an SMS to rate 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 Glynis.Krebser@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.


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:

General wards:

  • 11h00 - 11h30
  • 15h00 – 16h00
  • 19h00 – 20h00

Maternity:

  • 07h00 – 20h00 Fathers
  • 15h00 – 16h00 All visitors
  • 19h15 – 20h15 All visitors

ICU:

  • 11h00 – 11h30
  • 15h00 – 16h00
  • 19h15 – 20h00

PICU:

    Parents
  • Anytime
    Except 06h45 – 07h15 and 18h45 – 19h15

    Grandparents - 10mins only

  • 15h00 – 16h00
  • 19h45 – 20h00

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

  • Visitors are restricted to two per patient at a time.