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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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Illovo 2196, South Africa
011 219 9000
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A way of life
Life Knysna 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.
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 Knysna 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.
Hunters Estate Drive Hunters Home Knysna 6570
P O Box 3340 Knysna 6570
At Life Knysna 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 Knysna 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 Knysna Private Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.
The care delivered at Life Knysna 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.
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 facilities include:
Medical and surgical disciplines
The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.
Our team of doctors are of the best in the region and if you need to contact any of our doctors, they will be happy to assist you with your queries.
The telephone details of the doctors have been listed below and the doctors have been categorized in accordance to their specialty. They are contactable Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 17:00.
Patient and visitor information
At the Life Knysna 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.
Accommodation at our hospital is extensive and includes:
We also offer a comprehensive DSTV bouquet (Cable TV) in all of our wards. An extra fee may be levied for private ward requests.
Our admission process can be made much easier for you, if the following simple guidelines are followed.
On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays. You will be given a brown 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 – private patients must settle their account immediately while medical aid patients’ accounts will be submitted to the relevant medical aid by the hospital.
The staff and management of the Life Knysna Private Hospital realize that hospitalisation is usually not a planned excursion. We strive, at all times, to make your stay as short, cost effective and pleasant as possible.
Management are available at all times to answer any questions.
In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care; we monitor our service to patients on an ongoing basis. During their stay and 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 Carmen.Grobler@lifehealthcare.co.za.
Valuables should be handed in to the sister in charge who will record it in a register and lock it away in the ward safe. Please also make sure that spectacles, dentures and bridges are kept in a safe place. The hospital will not be liable for valuables not declared to nursing staff.
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:
Visits outside these times will be allowed only with the permission of the Sister in charge.
Further to this, other rules apply with respect to visitors and these are:
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