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A way of life


Life Chatsmed Garden 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 Chatsmed Garden 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

80 Woodhurst Drive
Woodhurst, Chatsworth
4092

Postal address

PO Box 56602
Chatsworth
4030

Telephone 031 459 8000
Fax 031 403 5388
Email Support.Chatsmedgarden@lifehealthcare.co.za
Map Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital


Management

Our management may be contacted through our hospital reception desk or through e-mail.

Position Name
Hospital manager Riaan Croucamp
Nursing manager Melody Jansen van Rensburg
Pharmacy manager Venusha Naidu
Finance & Administration manager Dennis Young



Our team

At Life Chatsmed Garden 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 Chatsmed Garden Hospital staff participate in ongoing quality training.

Results of ongoing patient satisfaction surveys tell us that a stay at Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.

The care delivered at Life Chatsmed Garden 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

At Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital everything we do is focused on the delivery of high quality treatment and special, unique standards of care - whether for routine or more serious procedures.

Our facilities include:

  • A 215 bed hospital with 5 operating theatres
  • A 16 bed intensive care/high care unit
  • A 20 bed dedicated psychiatric unit
  • A lithotripter which enables the location of stones and the execution of other complicated non-invasive surgery. The introduction of such technology takes the trauma out of what was previously a more complicated surgical procedure
  • A radiology facility with an MRI unit
  • A 4D sonar scan and bone densitometry unit
  • A 24-hour accident and emergency unit
  • 2 Digital operating theatres



Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Digital operating room
  • Endocrinology
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • Gastroenterological surgery
  • General practice
  • General surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Maxillofacial and oral surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology with lithotripsy
  • Vascular surgery

Ancillary services:

  • Ambulance service
  • Audiology
  • Behavioural psychology
  • Biokinetics
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Clinical psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Poiatry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sleep therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Travel clinic



Specialist facilities

Lithotripter
The location of kidney stones and the execution of other complicated non-invasive surgery is made possible through advanced computer technology.

The introduction of such technology takes the trauma out of what was previously a more complicated surgical procedure. Patients are more receptive to corrective treatment with a procedure that is not only non-invasive but also cost-effective due to the low operating cost of the unit.

For further information please call Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital on 031 459 8000.

Maternity
The birth of a baby is one of the most significant life experiences for a woman and her partner. At Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital, the best medical care and personal attention ensures that this event as memorable as possible.

Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital`s maternity team is dedicated to the well-being, health and comfort of mother and child, before, during and after birth. Experienced midwives and professional nurses provide around-the-clock care, support and guidance on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, motherhood and parenting.

Top gynaecologists and paediatricians based at Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital ensure that a mother and her baby remain in good health throughout pregnancy, during labour and after birth.

Maternity

Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital`s visiting policy in our maternity unit is restricted for the safety and well-being of our mums and their new babies, to allow new mothers to rest and feed on demand and for infection control purposes. Please take note of these restrictions, and thank you for helping us to make life better for all.

Security for mother and baby

Restricted visiting also helps our staff to ensure your baby`s security, as unidentified visitors are not permitted into the ward out of designated visiting times.

For your baby`s safety and for your peace of mind, the nursery door is locked at all times.

Blood to Blood bank

Certain medical aids do not cover the transportation of blood to Blood bank. Should your baby’s blood require testing and your medical aid does not cover this service, the fee will be for you own account.

Maternity Pack

Following the birth of your baby you will receive a complimentary maternity bag with a variety of items enclosed.

We are looking forward to having you with us. Please don`t hesitate to contact us should you need further information.

Before you arrive

Thank you for choosing Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital for the birth of your baby. We look forward to your stay with us and congratulate you on your pregnancy.

We want to make sure that you and your baby`s stay with us is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. We assure you right from the outset, our staff will help you in every way to enjoy this wonderful experience. To help you feel more confident about the delivery of your baby, we invite you to visit our maternity unit any day to meet our friendly, professional nursing staff prior to your baby`s anticipated date of arrival. We`ll gladly show you and your partner the accommodation and facilities. New fathers and baby’s other siblings often benefit from the orientation visit too.

For your own peace of mind, please check with your medical aid regarding the benefits available for your confinement.

Booking

Please contact our pre-admission clinic or reception for details of the deposit required. Please book as soon after 16 weeks into your pregnancy as possible.

4D Sonar Scan

Our maternity unit offers a free 4D sonar scan to all mothers who have their baby at Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital. You should book your 4D scan when you book your confinement or when you come in for preadmission.

Pre-admission Clinic

In order to speed up the admission process, we request that you attend our Preadmission Clinic, (open Monday to Friday between 07h00 and 16h00) from 32 weeks into your pregnancy, in order to complete the necessary documentation for your forthcoming admission. We need copies of the ID`s of both parents.

If your Medical aid requires a pre- authorisation number, please bring this with you too.

Choosing your accommodation

Our maternity unit offers a selection of maternity wards, including 4-bed semi private wards and a single bed private ward. Please check with your medical aid to ascertain the benefits available to you. Each ward has a colour television and M-net, a 4-band radio and music channel to help you relax and a nurse paging system.

Special dietary requirements

Should you require a special diet, please notify the hospital. Our kitchen is also Halaal certified

In Preparation

It is a good idea to pack for your stay in maternity at Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital well before the baby is due so that everything is ready when labour begins.

For yourself

At least two feeding bras, dressing gown and front fastening nightdresses for breast feeding, breast pads and toiletries. It is preferable not to bring jewellery, high value items such as cell phones or large sums of money (there is an ATM).



Supporting doctors

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

Name Contact number

Anaesthesiologist(s)
Dr K Naidoo & Partners 031 401 4237
Dr R Naidu 031 401 8854
Dr S Singh 031 402 0710

Audiology & speech therapy
Jayshree Singh 031 402 1534
Karishma Manick 031 401 0339

Biokinetics
Mr Kiruben Naicker 031 459 8067

Cardiologist(s)
Dr RK Naidu 031 403 7146

Dentist(s)
Priya Singh 031 401 9999

Dermatologist(s)
Dr T Reddy 031 402 1631
Prof J Aboobaker 031 459 8067

Dietician(s)
N Reddy 031 459 8123

Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr D Maharaj 031 401 6249
Dr MA Naidoo 031 403 1215

Endocrinologist(s)
Dr A Amod 031 4021537

General surgeon(s)
Mr A Gounden 031 403 1369
Mr ADR Reddy 031 403 4403
Mr B Govender 031 459 8089
Mr M Naidoo 031 403 1369
Mr P Rajaruthnam 031 403 4403
Mr Z Shaik 031 403 4403

Maxillofacial and oral surgeon(s)
Dr V Garach 031 403 7101
Dr V Rughubar 031 401 9999

Nephrologist(s)
Dr B Naidoo 031 401 0557

Neurologist(s)
Dr HC Haribhai 031 401 9133
Dr Vaneshree Reddy 031 402 0765

Neuropsychologist(s)
Dr T Lazarus 031 459 8067

Neurosurgeon(s)
Dr Nad Govender 031 202 6692

Obstetricians & gynaecologist(s)
Dr B Mazibuko 031 403 6865
Dr H Gandhi 031 402 0710
Dr H Ramnarain 031 403 6865
Dr R Pather 031 403 2260
Dr Roopa & Vis Moodley 031 401 1050
Dr SP Rampersadh 031 402 0710
Dr V Govender 031 401 7740

Occupational therapist(s)
Mrs M Naidoo 031 403 5589
Mrs R Singh 031 401 2647

Oncologist(s)
Dr R Mall 031 459 8067

Ophthalmic surgeon(s)
Dr KR Moodley 031 403 6018
Dr N Khan 031 402 0130
Dr SG Naidoo 031 403 6018

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr A Parbhoo 031 401 0003
Dr C Veerasamy 031 401 2604
Dr DD Beekarun 031 401 0003
Dr L Rajah 031 401 0003
Dr L Reddy 031 401 0003
Dr S Sathyapal 031 401 0003
Dr SA Moodley 031 401 0003
Dr V Kasipersad 031 401 2604

Orthotics / Prosthetics
Mr T Gangan 031 459 8067

Paediatrician(s)
Dr K Naidoo 031 403 9702
Dr N Chetty 031 403 8613
Dr T Maduray 031 403 9702
Dr T Naidoo 031 459 8067

Physician(s)
Dr A Amod 031 402 1537
Dr AS Ramdass 031 403 7105
Dr F Ahmed 031 403 7105
Dr MC Kamdar 031 459 8067
Dr PR Kambaran 031 403 7015
Dr RL Bhoola 031 403 7105

Physiotherapist(s)
Mr A Khan 031 403 0684
Mr D Lazarus and Mrs S Lazarus 031 403 2860
Mrs K Thandroyen 031 401 4171

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s)
Mr M (Alan) Pillay 031 401 3673

Psychiatrist(s)
Dr OS Jhetam 031 401 2076
Dr SK Kader 031 403 3108
Dr T Moodley 031 459 8067
Dr T Moodley 031 401 6372
Dr TB Viranna 031 401 9034

Psychologist(s)
Dr Guru Kistnasamy 031 459 8067/8 / 082 923 8520
Mr A Chetty 031 401 9999 / 083 789 9852
Mr C Venketsamy (Clinical) 031 403 0886
Mr P Bhanlal 031 401 2076

Pulmonologist(s)
Dr MC Kamdar 031 459 8067

Urologist(s)
Dr D Bhagaloo 031 401 0557
Mr AB Asmal 031 403 7130
Mr GM Hoosen 031 403 7130
Mr H Patel 031 403 7130
Mr NC Hargovan 031 403 7101
Mr S Hussein 031 403 7130

Vascular surgeon(s)
Mr P Rajaruthnam 031 403 4403

Vascular technologist(s)
Mr R Rampershad 031 402 1529



Patient and visitor information

Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital takes pride in providing you the information you need in order to make your stay with us as pleasant and hassle-free as possible.


Coffee shop - Presto

Presto is situated on the ground floor and is open from 07h00 until 20h00, Monday to Friday and 07h00 to 16h00 on Weekends and Public Holidays. A variety of cooked meals as well as snacks, salads and refreshments are available.


Surgical and theatre patients

Unless otherwise stated by your doctor, do not eat or drink anything for at least six hours prior to admission.

If you have a cold, fever, rash or if you are simply not feeling well, contact your doctor immediately as he or she may need to postpone your operation.

Please note that the time you are asked to report to the hospital will differ from the time at which your operation actually takes place. This is done to facilitate the time allocation for the theatres as well as to accommodate emergencies and variances, which occur from time to time. Please prepare yourself for a waiting period and bring reading material or something to keep you occupied.


Television

In the general and semi-private wards it is necessary to use headphones to hear the television programs. These are available at a nominal fee from reception. Please ask a staff member to assist you if you require a set. Available channels are SABC1, SABC2, SABC3, M-Net and selected DSTV channels.


Valuables

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.


Visiting hours

General

Monday to Friday - 15h00 to 16h00 & 19h00 to 20h00

Weekends & Public Holidays - 14h00 to 16h00

ICU

11h00 to 12h00 & 19h15 to 20h00

NICU

Restricted to immediate family members only