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A way of life


Life Cosmos 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 Cosmos 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 C/O OR Tambo & Beatty Ave
Witbank
1035
Postal address P.O. Box 810
Witbank
1035
Telephone 013 653 8000
Fax 013 653 8005
Email Lizelle.Jordt@lifehealthcare.co.za
Map Life Cosmos Hospital


Management

Our management can be contacted through our hospital’s reception desk or through e-mail. Please click here for our hospital’s contact details.

Position Name
Hospital Manager David Julies
Nursing Manager Sterna van der Merwe
Admin Manager Jan van Wyk
Pharmacy Manager Leon Pretorius
Public Relations Officer (PRO) Lizelle Jordt



Our team

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

The care delivered at Life Cosmos 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:

  • 215 beds and 7 theatres
  • A 15 bed general intensive care unit, equipped with leading diagnostic and monitoring facilities and can accomodate high care 
  • A 28 bed maternity unit with well-appointed wards and secure facilities
  • 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 24 – hour accident and emergency unit (Level 2)
  • A radiology facility, with a comprehensive range of sophisticated diagnostic equipment including a CT scanner
  • A wound care clinic



Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Critical care
  • Dental surgery
  • Dermatology
  • ENT surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Maxillo facial surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Physicians
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Ancillary services:

  • Audiology
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy



Specialist facilities

Maternity Facilities
Life Cosmos maternity team is dedicated to the well-being, health and comfort of mother and child, before, during and after birth.

Specialists, paediatricians, midwives and professional nurses provide around-the-clock care, support and guidance on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, motherhood and parenting.

Our 28 bed maternity unit with secured access to ensure the safety of your baby consists of 3 labour rooms, 4 private rooms, 3 semi private rooms as well as general wards.

All rooms have TV’s with headphones, and the private and semi-private rooms have en suite bathrooms.

Through the following services, our aim is to provide a holistic experience for the mother, father and the baby:

  • Ante Natal Classes – A Saturday course for mothers and fathers once a month.
    These classes are devised and run by experienced midwifes at Cosmos Hospital

    Aim of the classes:

    • help the new parents anticipate what will happen during labour and birth
    • equip parents to deal positively with the changes that will take place in their lives and homes once the new baby has arrived
    • educate parents, thus providing a better understanding of pregnancy
    • introduce parents to the joys and demands of life as a new family
    • Iincorporated in these classes is a CPR for baby’s class, as well as a father class presented by a Psychiatrist.
    • For more information on our Ante Natal Classes you can contact the Maternity ward – 013 653 8044
  • Baby will receive a Certificate with his/her footprints
  • Baby Clinic for baby’s first immunisations, Monday to Friday 09h00-10h00, free of charge
  • Hearing test facilities available for your new born baby

Little Life
As part of our value-added services, you have an option to have your newborn baby’s picture published on our website. This will enable you to share this memorable experience with your loved ones, near or far.

For more information you can visit the website www.littlelife.co.za



Supporting doctors

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

Name Contact number

Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr AG Jacobs (Visiting Specialist) 013 653 8148

Clinical psychologist(s)
Dr E Schoeman 013 653 8148
Dr J Tshabalala 013 656 1535
Erich Schoeman (Visiting Specialist) 013 653 8148

Dentist(s)
Please contact us for detailed list 013 653 8000

Ear nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr NW Ligthelm 013 653 8270

General practitioner(s)
Please contact us for detailed list 013 653 8000

General surgeon(s)
Dr D Roux 013 653 8260
Dr GHR Kaiser 013 653 8280
Dr RJ van Rensburg 013 653 8290

Gynaecologist(s)
Dr D van der Walt 013 653 8300
Dr M Mtsweni 013 656 4787
Dr PKS Daya 013 656 5459
Dr Vijendranath 013 653 8340

Neuro surgeon(s)
Dr D Tatomir 013 282 4493
Dr ESJ van Graan (Visiting Specialist) 013 653 8148
Dr G Engelbrecht 013 653 8257

Neuro-psychologist(s)
Willem Nel (Visiting Specialist) 013 653 8148

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr A de Munnik 013 243 0082
Dr A de Munnik (Visiting Specialist) 013 653 8148
Dr AA Papadopoulos 013 653 8148
Dr JV De Villiers Nortje 013 653 8240
Dr W Bepete 013 653 8350
Dr W van Graan 013 653 8367

Paediatrician(s)
Dr CC Edeani 013 653 8023
Dr D Daya 013 653 8330
Dr SF Onyari 013 690 2661

Physician(s)
Dr Hasan 013 653 8250
Dr NN Sipholi 013 653 8355

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s)
Dr ZF Annandale 013 653 8000
Dr ZF Annandale (Visiting Specialist) 013 653 8148

Psychiatrist(s)
Dr R Sykes 013 653 8148
Dr R Sykes (Visiting Specialist) 013 653 8148

Trauma doctor(s)
Doctor on duty 013 653 8001

Urologist(s)
Dr GE Peterson (Visiting Specialist) 013 653 8148
Dr LP Vermeulen 013 653 8328
Dr N van Greunen 013 653 8328



Patient and visitor information

At the Life Cosmos 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:

General wards

  • Accommodation in general, semi-private and private wards
  • Private and most semi-private rooms have en suite bathrooms
  • TV’s in all our rooms, with headphones
  • An a la carte menu is available

Paediatric wards

  • 18 bed ward and play area with TV and toys

Intercom controlled security doors to ensure the safety and security of our young patients.


    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.
    • 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. You will be given a pink discharge card to hand in at the reception desk in the foyer as you leave. When you hand this in, your account will be finalised immediately.


    Pre-Admission

    A Pre-admission should be carried out at least 48 hours prior to admission in order to be able to speed 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 be either faxed to the hospital on 013 653 8056 prior to hospitalisation or handed in personally at the pre-admission clinic. A sms or telephone call will be made informing the patient about authorisation received from the medical aid as well as any co-payments where applicable.


    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 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 lizelle.jordt@lifehealthcare.co.za or customer.service@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 (designated wards 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 three per patient at a time. Children are welcome but they must have an adult supervising them. Adult supervision is not required in the children`s ward.
    • In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), we only allow two family members per patient.
    • In the High Care wards, two visitors per patient are allowed.