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A way of life


Life Vincent Pallotti 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 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 Vincent Pallotti 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. We also have the continued involvement of the Pallottine Sisters who are available to provide spiritual counselling. This helps us to maintain our position as one of the top hospitals in the country.



Contact us


Physical address

Alexandra Road
Pinelands
Cape Town
7405

Postal address

P O Box 103
Howard Place
7450

Telephone 021 506 5111
Fax 021 531 0116
Email sandi.dutoit@lifehealthcare.co.za
Map Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital


Management

Our management can be contacted through our hospital’s reception desk or through e-mail.

Position Name
Hospital Manager Christo Becker
Financial & Administration Manager Gavin Pike
Human Resources Manager Nicola Kruger
Nursing Manager Alta Dorse
Pharmacy Manager Daniel Matthew
Quality & Safety Support Specialist Elizabeth Haw
Services Manager John Kongo
Patient Services Manager Debbie Roberts



Our facilities

  • A rehabilitation centre, complete with a heated hydro-therapy pool and fully equipped gymnasium, for the rehabilitation of patients who have had a stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or those who have any other neurological, orthopaedic or medical condition which requires intensive physical rehabilitation
  • A paediatric ward and a neonatal intensive care unit complete with state-of-the-art monitoring and life support equipment including a high frequency ventilator, providing the best possible environment for our smallest patients
  • A technologically advanced oncology centre offering comprehensive cancer management incorporating chemotherapy, radiotherapy (including Brachytherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy) together with an extensive counselling programme
  • A 22-bed maternity unit with well-appointed wards and video security facilities. This unit is ably supported by a Well Mother and Baby Unit, which provides support to the mother after delivery of her infant/s
  • A sleep laboratory for the confirmation and diagnosis of sleep abnormalities
  • A home nursing service, to provide personalised, follow-up treatment in the patient’s home
  • A daycare unit for smaller, same day procedures
  • A dedicated Renal Unit has been set up across the road from Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital on First Floor, The Park Office Building, Park Road, Pinelands.



Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Cardiology
  • Cardio-thoracic surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT surgery
  • Fertility treatment
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterological surgery
  • General practice
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Hand surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Maxillo-facial surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology including acute stroke care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-vascular surgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Radiosurgery
  • Renal
  • Rheumatology
  • Spinal surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Urology including lithotripsy Vascular surgery

Ancillary services:

  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Electrophysiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology



Specialist facilities

Cardiac

Our cardiac unit has rapidly established itself as one of the foremost centres of its kind in the country. Following the introduction of world-class facilities, our cardiac unit is helping many patients to improve the quality of their lives through the early diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of cardiac conditions.

For more information, click here.


Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Rehabilitation Medical Officer
Name Contact Number
Dr E Baalbergen 021 506 5360

For more information, click here


Renal Dialysis Unit

The kidney unit at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital provides a dialysis service to patients suffering from either permanent or temporary kidney failure. Our modern eight station unit is equipped with state of the art equipment which incorporates the latest technological advancements in renal treatment. For the convenience of patients, each dialysis station has its own TV and Wi-Fi, while reading material is also available and light snacks are served to them.

For more information, click here.



Supporting doctors

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

Our team of doctors is among the best in the region. 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. They are contactable from Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 17:00.

Name Contact number

Anaesthetist(s)
Dr P Ridley 021 531 1026
Dr R Cooke 021 531 1026

Audiologist(s)
Mrs C Cox 021 532 2156

Biokinetics
Ms K Murphy 021 531 7232

Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr L Busse 021 531 0750
Dr O Thaning 021 531 1206 / 021 423 3696
Dr W Koen 021 531 1206

Cardiologist(s)
Dr A Horak 021 531 0695 / 6 / 7
Dr D Milne 021 531 6655 / 6
Dr E Lloyd 021 531 0970
Dr J Hitzeroth 021 506 4094
Dr J Tyrrell 021 531 1216
Dr S Dawood 021 531 0090
Dr T Pillay 021 531 0090
Dr Z Mohamed 021 531 0090

Dermatologist(s)
Dr D Whittaker 021 506 5194 / 021 762 4779
Dr K Naidoo 021 531 1107

Dietician(s)
Ms A Weidemann 021 532 0640

Ear nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr M Vanlierde 021 532 2156
Dr O Raynham 021 531 4282
Dr P Crosland 021 531 1221

Endocrinologist(s)
Dr T Kinvig 021 510 7728

Fertility specialist(s)
Dr J van der Merwe 021 506 4083 / 021 531 6999
Dr V Hulme 021 531 6999
Prof I Siebert 021 531 6999 / 021 938 4446
Prof T Kruger 021 531 6999 / 021 938 4446

Gastroenterologist(s)
Dr A Girdwood 021 531 0999
Dr D Epstein 021 531 6402

General practitioner(s)
Dr A Gudgeon (Oncology) 021 531 6924
Dr B Bosch 021 531 4139
Dr I Boeddinghaus (Oncology) 021 531 6924

General surgeon(s)
Dr A Ndhluni 021 531 0097
Dr B David 021 531 0554
Dr B Natha 021 531 0097
Dr H Allison 021 531 5035
Dr I Lorimer 021 531 0097
Dr M Forlee 021 531 0097
Dr M van Rensburg 021 532 2118
Dr P Matley 021 531 0097
Dr R Baigrie 021 531 0097
Dr R Oodit 021 531 0097
Dr S Cullis 021 531 0097
Dr S Sonday 021 531 0554

Gynaecologist(s)
Dr K Dehaeck 021 531 9311
Dr S Jones 021 532 3177
Prof R Soeters 021 531 9311

Gynaecologists & Obstetrician(s)
Dr B Howard 021 531 8465
Dr D Dumbrill 021 531 1526
Dr J Searle 021 531 9190
Dr K Richardson 021 531 9933
Dr S Hinz 021 531 2390
Prof P Roos 021 531 1526

Maxillo-facial surgeon(s)
Dr L du Preez 021 531 9121

Nephrologist(s)
Dr P Sinclair 021 531 3082
Dr P Stead 021 506 5355

Neuro surgeon(s)
Dr D Welsh 021 531 2580
Dr F Kieck 021 531 0816
Dr G White 021 531 3278

Neurologist(s)
Dr A Frost 021 532 3882
Dr A Rawoot 021 532 3830
Dr L Tucker 021 532 3830

Nuclear medicine
Dr H Morkel 021 531 2170
Prof M Iturralde 021 531 2170

Occupational therapist(s)
J Andrews 083 441 0024
K Weskamp 021 506 5660
M Fourie 083 261 7935

Oncologist(s)
Dr J Hall 021 532 0343
Dr K Marszalek 021 531 0099
Dr L Kathan 021 944 3700

Ophthalmic surgeon(s)
Dr A Perrott 021 531 4317

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr B Bernstein 021 506 5555
Dr B Dower 021 506 5650
Dr B Vrettos 021 506 5580
Dr C Hastings 021 506 5600
Dr G Grobler 021 506 5610
Dr H Hobbs 021 506 5621
Dr JP du Plessis 021 506 5580
Dr K Hosking 021 506 5630
Dr M Nortje 021 506 5555
Dr M Solomons 021 506 5670
Dr P Ehlers 021 506 5630
Dr P Makan 021 506 5590
Dr P Polley 021 506 5590
Dr R Nicholas 021 531 2998
Dr S Carter 021 506 5670
Dr S Dix-Peek 021 506 5580
Dr S Maqungo 021 506 5555
Dr W van der Merwe 021 686 1196

Orthotics / Prosthetics
Mr J Chin 021 531 7232

Paediatric Pulmonologist(s)
Dr S Abbott 021 506 5228

Paediatric surgeon(s)
Dr R Wood 021 531 0584
Prof R Brown 021 531 0584

Paediatrician(s)
Dr C Gray 021 531 8013
Dr C Wicht 021 531 1222
Dr L Jedeikin 021 531 7317
Dr P Sinclair 021 531 3082

Pathologist(s)
Davies & Partners (Ampath) 021 506 4068
Metropolis 021 531 4985
Pathcare 021 531 5185 / 3383

Physician(s)
Dr A Piorkowski 021 531 8491
Dr C Woodlands 021 531 4911

Physiotherapist(s)
A Africa 021 531 7232
L Dawe 021 506 5660
M Labuschagne 021 531 7232
M Wilkinson 021 531 7922
Rob & Kim Sims 021 531 5395

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s)
Dr A Bruce-Chwatt 021 531 4565
Dr C Pienaar 021 510 8534
Dr D Strüwig 021 531 4565

Psychiatrist(s)
Dr E Peter 021 686 0501
Dr M Gates 021 506 5139
Dr P Williams-Ashman 021 506 5139

Psychologist(s)
Ms C Daniel 021 506 5139

Pulmonologist(s)
Dr H Khalfey 021 532 0305
Dr P Chapman 021 532 3964

Radiologist(s)
Dr Morton & Partners 021 531 7635

Rheumatologist(s)
Dr C Spargo 021 532 2111
Dr H Angus 021 531 6655
Dr R Bhorat 021 532 2111

Specialist - Infection Diseases
Dr H van der Plas 021 531 0588

Thoracic & oesophageal surgeon(s)
Prof. M de Groot 021 532 0343

Urologist(s)
Dr C Moolman 021 506 4186
Dr K Jehle 021 506 4186
Dr L Jee 021 531 2331



Patient and visitor information

At Life Vincent Pallotti, 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.


Accommodation

Accommodation in our hospital is extensive and includes:

  • Private rooms with en suite bathroom
  • Semi-private rooms
  • General four bed wards

Patients select meals from a menu, and special dietary needs are catered for.


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.


GPS Co-ordinates

18,485466 (longitude): 33,927783 (latitude)


Pre-Admission

For pre-admission, please contact Milly Jacobs on (021) 506 4177, fax 086 676 0925 or email at Melisha.Jacobs@lifehealthcare.co.za


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 Vincent Pallotti 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.


Visiting hours

  • General wards: 15h00 - 16h00 and 19h00 - 20h00.
  • Paediatric ward: 15h00 - 16h00 and 18h00 - 20h00.
  • Maternity Unit:
    • 10h00 – 11h00 Grandparents only
    • 15h00 – 16h00 Family & Friends
    • 19h00 – 20h00 Fathers & Siblings only (Fathers are allowed to move in and out between 08h00 and 20h00)
    No visiting will be allowed outside visiting hours