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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,
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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...
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Illovo 2196, South Africa
011 219 9000
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A way of life
Life Fourways 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 recognized 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 Fourways 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.
At Life Fourways 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 realization enables us to ensure that we focus on an experience of care for everybody who is admitted to, or visits our hospital.
All Life Fourways 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.
Ongoing patient satisfaction surveys are conducted to ensure that we achieve the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.
The care that is delivered at Life Fourways Hospital extends into the community.
Our employees at all levels will 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.
Medical and surgical disciplines
Centres of specialisation
Ancillary facilities and services
Life Support Unit
Life Fourways Hospital possesses a Life Support Unit – a free medical emergency response service to the Fourways and surrounding communities. The hospital has a dedicated vehicle equipped with vital life support equipment, staffed by advanced life support trained paramedics, who are able to respond to medical emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All a resident has to do is call 0860 444 044 and a paramedic will be dispatched to attend to the situation.
It is to be noted that International SOS receives all calls and should the paramedic already be attending another incident, another service provider will be dispatched to attend the situation.
This Unit is supported by adult cardiologists, a paediatric cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeons and has been developed to serve the Fourways and surrounding communities as well as international communities.
The doctors working within this facility are known for their capabilities in cardiac procedures and are also respected academics. The nursing personnel in all areas of this Unit are have specific expertise in caring for patients with cardiac and related conditions.
Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory This is a specialized laboratory with x-ray capabilities, which evaluates coronaries, heart muscle and valves to determine abnormalities which can be treated and corrected or referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon.
Dedicated Cardiac Theatre for Cardiac Surgery This theatre will be used for open heart procedures such as CABG, etc. The cardiothoracic surgeon will be supported by a specialized team of anaesthetists, perfusionists, cardiologists and trained nursing staff.
Trauma and Emergency Unit
This state of the art unit provides for all your emergency medical requirements ranging from minor illnesses to major trauma, affording you first class medical care supported by multidisciplinary specialist services and facilities. This Unit is a 24 hour facility and is open seven days week.
The Unit’s facilities include the following:
Resuscitation Five resuscitation bays enable attendance of all critically ill or injured patients. Each bay is equipped to manage specific patient profiles, including trauma, medical and paediatric patients.
Consultation Rooms The consultation area provides for patients requiring an unscheduled consult with the emergency physician on duty. There are five standard examination cubicles, with a dedicated paediatric room designed for the comfort of the little adult.
Procedure Facility The two bedded procedure facility provides a well lit aseptic environment to attend to lacerations and small surgical cases.
Casting Area This private area provides for the splinting and immobilization of musculoskeletal injuries, including fiberglass casting and specialized orthopaedic adjuncts.
Counselling There is a restricted counselling area for victims and their family. Confidential pre- and post- HIV counselling is also available on site.
Hazmat Shower An area designated to treat victims of chemical burns as a result of hazardous materials.
Fees And Payments Medical aid patients accounts will be submitted to the medical aid scheme subject to funds being available in their medical savings account (day to day benefits), for the services of the medical practitioners as well as hospital facility fee. All additional charges will be submitted directly to the medical aid by the hospital.
Private patients (patients without medical cover) will be required to pay a fee on admission, which will include the doctor’s consultation fee and basic medication. Should a procedure be required or where stock maybe used, a further deposit may be required.
Payment may be made in cash or credit card. All patients will be asked for their identity document or passport and a valid medical aid card.
The Unit offers the following facilities from pre-term to adolescence.
Our Programme Our services to parents commence long before the birth of your baby – we offer a very special programme commencing with an orientation to the Unit. The orientation is open to both mums and dads and focuses on the following areas.
The Little Life program will provide a holistic approach to your precious gift of life, including free first immunization before leaving the hospital, a dedicated Mother and Baby Clinic offering baby weighing, specific immunizations, development assessments, feeding support, post natal clinics and several other professional services.
Our 16 bedded maternity unit is modern and well equipped and receives the full support of our specialists and staff, who are dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive, quality driven service.
Accommodation is offered in private and semi-private rooms, however there is no guarantee in booking a private facility. In addition, the labour ward possesses dedicated spa baths, aiding mums with pain control and offering comfort.
There is also a five bed neonatal intensive care unit for premature or full term babies who may need specialized care. as well as a two bed paediatric intensive care unit.
These units are staffed by highly skilled individuals who will provide you with a quality, loving service, in a fully secured area, with access control.
Kidney Unit/Dialysis Unit
The Unit provides a dialysis service to patients suffering from either chronic or acute kidney failure.
The modern new unit incorporates the latest technological advancements in renal treatment through its state of the art equipment, offering pre-dialysis, central dialysis and pre-transplant co-ordination services.
The unit, with an interdisciplinary clinical management team, offers two primary types of haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) as well as haemofiltration and continuous dialysis for acute renal failure patients in the intensive care setting.
Haemodialysis services offered by the unit also caters for patients with end stage renal failure, in patients with other medical conditions, patients requiring special treatments such as ultrafiltration, blood transfusions and iron infusions; critically ill patients located in wards other than in the dialysis unit, plasma exchange for patients with auto-immune disorders and an on-call service after hours for patients needing emergency acute haemodialysis.
Breast Health Unit
The Unit is a network of medical facilities and specialists dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to the management of both benign and malignant breast conditions. The Unit is committed to providing interventions to counter breast cancer and also provide for a better quality of life to those affected by the disease. The Breast health Unit consists of the following specialists and facilities:
Our paediatric unit offers you the best care for your sick child and for you as a family. We strive to make it a home away from home experience.
Dedicated Team The team at the unit consists of well trained and experienced nurses, dedicated paediatricians and other specialists and healthcare professionals. The unit offers treatment and nursing care for all general illnesses, and also provides the service of many specialists such as orthopaedic, general and plastic surgeons as well as ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialists.
Facilities The environment in our paediatric unit is cheerfully decorated and equipped to cater for the special needs of our sick little children. The unit has a beautiful play room and play leader to keep our young patients occupied. Research has shown that this will speed up recovery and minimize the stress related to hospitalization.
One family member or carer is welcome to stay with the child at all times and facilities for this are available. Details are available on request.
Visiting Hours Morning: 11h00 - 12h00, afternoon: 15h00 - 16h00, evening: 19h30 - 20h30. Parents unrestricted visiting from 06h00 - 22h00.
Child Safety For the safety of your child, the unit has an access controlled entrance. Please use the door bell to gain entrance to the unit.
Hygiene Please provide personal toiletries and clothing for your child. All visitors must wash their hands before and after visiting to prevent the spread of germs.
Nutrition Diets are available according to the age and needs of the child. There are special children’s menus to encourage eating as it is essential for recovery from illness. Due to the many different formula feeds available, we only supply a few well known brands. Please check with the hospital which formulas are available, otherwise you will need to bring your own formula.
Supporting Services Intensive care unit, Maternity Unit, Well baby Clinic (for required immunization programme), paediatricians with full time rooms at the hospital, radiology unit, pathology laboratories, dietician, audiologist, coffee shop.
The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.
Patient and visitor information
Accommodation at our hospital is extensive and includes:
We also offer plasma screen TVs in all our wards. If any patient requires earphones, these can be purchased at reception for a nominal fee. Private wards are all en-suite, with telephones in each room. An a la carte menu is available.
To assist in ensuring a speedy, smooth and efficient admission process, we would like to kindly request consideration of the following guidelines.
Mothers or fathers whose children are admitted are welcome to stay at their bedsides at all times. Sleeping facilities are provided for one parent.
Customer Service Advisor
Our customer service advisor (Kim Cruz) serves as a link between the hospital, patients, doctors and staff. Should you need any assistance, she can be contacted through the reception desk (011 875 1000). If you are from out of town, the customer service advisor or head of reception can provide you with a list of accommodation near the hospital for family members.
Day patients undergoing surgery under anaesthetic should arrange for transport from hospital – it is illegal to drive for 24 hours following an anaesthetic.
All private patients (This refers to patients who are not covered by medical aid) will be expected to initially pay a deposit on admission and settle any balances outstanding on discharge.
In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care, we monitor our service to patients on an ongoing basis. Participation is voluntary, but it does assist management in addressing any problems and improving our service. We especially welcome any suggestions you may have.
Life Fourways Hospital charges medical aid rates. Patients requesting a private room will be required to pay a surcharge. A deposit will be required from private patients on admission. Private patients can contact our accounts department for more 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:
Further to this, other rules apply with respect to visitors and these are:
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