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A way of life


Life Little Company of Mary 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.

Since 1957 the religious Sisters of the Order, doctors and staff have continued to serve the community with dedication, embracing the values of competence, compassion and spiritual support.

At Life Little Company of Mary 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.



Contact us


Physical address

50 George Storrar Drive
Groenkloof
0181

Postal address

P O Box 17012
Groenkloof
0027

Telephone 012 424 3600
Fax 012 346 0562
Email liz.joubert@lifehealthcare.co.za
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Management

Position Name
Hospital Manager Mr J Scholtemeyer
Financial & Administration Manager Mrs L Pienaar
Nursing Manager Sr A de Villiers
Nursing Standards Manager Sr A Müller
Pharmacy Manager Ms S Burger
Patient Services Manager Mrs L Coetzee
Quality and Safety Support Specialist Sr C Volschenk
Infection Prevention Specialist Sr I Botha
Human Resources Manager Ms N Mhlabelwana
Marketing and Communications Coordinator Chené Murphy



Our team

At Life Little Company of Mary 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 Little Company of Mary Hospital staff participate in ongoing quality training `Quality of Life`. 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 Little Company of Mary Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver. The care delivered at Life Little Company of Mary 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

Our modern, sophisticated facilities include:

  • 214 beds and 9 theatres
  • The special orthopaedics’ centre provides orthopaedic care and surgery in conjunction with physiotherapy, with a special emphasis on sports injuries
  • At the Mary Potter Oncology Clinic a dedicated team of oncologists perform stem cell transplants, chemo and radiotherapy
  • An accident and emergency unit open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and including resuscitation facilities. The unit is manned by qualified medical staff backed by specialists from all disciplines
  • An 11 bed general intensive care unit
  • An 8 bed high care unit
  • A stroke unit
  • A skin and laser clinic
  • Our radiology unit offers:
    • Nuclear medicine
    • CT and RT scanning
    • Mammography testing
    • Bone densitometry testing
    • PET scanner
    • MRI and x-rays



Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Dermatology
  • ENT surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Internal medicine/ Physicians
  • Neurology
  • Neuro and spinal surgery
  • Obstetrics (not available)
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Paediatric oncology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiology (including CT scanner, PET scanner, bone densitometry, mammography, MRI and x-rays)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Urology

Ancillary services:

  • Audio and speech therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Lung function laboratorium
  • Orthotics and prosthesis services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Retail pharmacy



Specialist facilities

Emergency facilities
Our emergency unit is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and includes resuscitation facilities. Qualified medical staff backed by specialists from all disciplines mans the unit.

Radiology
Our radiology unit offers: nuclear medicine, CT and RT scanning, mammography and bone densitronomy testing in addition to other normal services. At the Mary Potter Oncology Clinic a dedicated team of oncologists do stem cell transplants, chemo- and radiotherapy.

Orthopaedics
The special orthopaedics centre provides orthopaedic care and surgery in conjunction with physiotherapy and bio kinetics, with a special interest in sports injuries.

Stroke clinic
The new all-inclusive specialist stroke unit at Life Little Company of Mary Hospital will offer expert care for stroke patients from the emergency stage all the way through to comprehensive functional rehabilitation.

There are specialist neurologists in stroke care at the hospital, who will manage the initial admission and acute care until the patient has stabilised. This will be followed by admission to the neurology unit, staffed by a comprehensive interdisciplinary team, for intensive rehabilitation of physical, functional, cognitive, and emotional problems arising from the stroke. Family education and detailed report backs to all involved will form part of the service.

Following discharge from the unit, outpatient therapy will be continued by referring therapists as well as therapists based at the hospital to ensure that stroke sufferers regain as much as possible quality of life and functionality after stroke.



Supporting doctors

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

Our team of doctors are 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 categorised in accordance to their specialty. They are contactable Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 17:00.

Name Contact number

A & E sports injury clinic
Dr P van der Merwe & Partners 012 460 4744

Audiologist(s)
A Marais 012 346 1313

Dermatologist(s)
Dr A la Cock 011 748 6382
Dr C Doman 012 664 7495
Dr J Joynt 012 460 4662
Dr M Hannah 012 348 2974
Dr N Ramlachan 012 807 2411
Dr PJ du Plessis 012 346 4202
Dr S van Heerden 012 346 3499

Dietician(s)
A Prins 012 460 1160
M Vermaak 012 460 5053

Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr C Swanepoel 012 460 1284
Dr J Kluge 012 346 0879

General practitioner(s)
Dr C van Uytvanghe 012 346 3083
Dr JM Malan 012 460 2472
Dr R Biagio 012 346 7023
Dr R Theron 012 460 9994
Dr R van der Merwe 012 460 2472

General surgeon(s)
Dr PL van Rooyen 012 460 4478
Dr T Smit 012 346 5639
Dr WF van Wyk 012 460 5235

Gynaecologist(s)
Dr B Zondagh 012 346 4564
Dr WLR Smit 012 460 3223

Haematologist(s)
Dr P Wessels 012 460 9757

Maxillofacial surgeon(s)
Dr C Masureik 012 346 6032
Dr E Muthray 012 346 3179

Neurologist(s)
Dr AC Mahne 012 753 9148 / 9
Dr CG Guldenpfennig 012 346 7685 / 4039
Dr W Duim 012 460 2900

Neurosurgeon(s)
Dr A Viljoen 012 346 5319
Dr E Gurnell 012 346 5319

Nuclear medicine
Dr C Zinn 012 346 6812
Dr G Lange 012 346 6812

Occupational therapist(s)
N de Beer (Stroke Occupational Therapist) 012 460 5909

Oncologist(s)
Dr A vd Vyver 012 346 6701
Dr A Vorster 012 346 6701
Dr C Slabber 012 346 6701
Dr E Cilliers 012 346 6701
Dr G Cohen 012 346 6701
Dr J Biddulph 012 346 6701
Dr J Grove 012 346 6701
Dr L de Jager (Paediatric) 012 346 6701
Dr L Pretorius 012 346 6701
Dr R Khanyile 012 346 6701
Prof L Dreosti 012 346 6701

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr AP Ferreira 012 346 1678
Dr D Potgieter 012 346 6650
Dr D Vermaak 012 424 3851
Dr DC du Plessis 012 460 9262
Dr E Mare 012 346 4862
Dr E Pelser 012 346 8399
Dr F Froeling 012 346 5724
Dr FJ Labuschagne 012 460 9099
Dr JB Prins 012 460 6195
Dr M van Niekerk 012 460 4744
Dr MA de Beer 012 460 0751
Dr PJ Oosthuizen 012 460 5904

Orthotics / Prosthetics
B Prinsloo 012 346 5917
B Redelinghuys 012 460 9731

Paediatrician(s)
Dr JC van Dyk (Endocrinologist) 012 460 7900 / 1

Pathologist(s)
Du Buisson & Partners 012 460 3981
Du Buisson & Partners (Oncology) 012 460 5094
Lancet Dyson Lab 012 424 9540
Vermaak & Partners 012 460 0155

Physician(s)
Dr CP Franklin 012 460 1160
Dr M Noeth 012 460 1160
Dr RS Siebert 012 460 1160
Dr S Wiid 012 460 1160
Dr WFJ Steenkamp 012 460 1160

Physiotherapist(s)
A Botha 012 346 7290
C Liebenberg 012 346 5521
E van Noordwyk 012 346 5521
R Lourens 012 346 5521
R Nienaber 012 460 5909
S Cullen 012 346 5521
S Ferreira 012 346 5521
Z van der Watt 012 460 2167

Plastic surgeon(s)
Dr F Birkholtz 012 346 0109
Dr J Kritzinger 012 346 0109

Pretoria mammography centre
LCM Medical Centre 012 460 3699

Pulmonologist(s)
Dr GB Irsigler 012 342 3371

Radiation Oncology
Dr I de Muelenaere 012 460 4749
Dr K Pio 012 460 4749
Dr R de Muelenaere 012 460 4749

Radiology / Nuclear medicine
Capital Radiology 012 460 3293 / 460 3699

Skin and laser clinic
LCM Medical Centre 012 346 5398

Speech therapist(s)
L Spies 012 460 5909
M Barnes 012 460 5909

Spinal & Orthopaedic Surgeon(s)
Dr G du Plessis 012 346 4449
Dr Ian Zondagh 012 346 4449

Urologist(s)
Dr F Marais 012 424 3854
Dr N Nothnagel 012 424 3854



Patient and visitor information

At the Life Little Company of Mary 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.


Admissions

By following a few simple guidelines the admission process can be speeded up and become less complicated.

  • To ensure a speedy admission, please visit our pre-admission facility prior to admission date.
  • Please adhere to the admission time arranged by your doctor.
  • Medical aid patients should obtain authorisation prior to admission.
  • Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Patients should bring along any relevant medical items such as x-rays, letters from their doctor, current medication being taken etc.
  • Patients will need to bring an overnight bag containing sleepwear, dressing gown, slippers and basic toiletries. Patients are kindly requested to leave jewellery, large sums of money, other valuables or firearms at home.
  • Please bring home or chronic medication with in the original packaging and hand in at the unit you are admitted to. It is illegal for a hospital to administer medication not in original packaging. Chronic medication may not be issued from in hospital plan.
  • Paediatric unit:
    • Visiting time for parents – can come anytime
    • Sleeping couch / lazy boy available for 1 parent to stay with child
    • No fee involved
    • Parents encouraged to eat at kiosk


Coffee shop

Wiesenhof Coffee Shop is situated on the ground floor and is open from 07h00 to 20h00 weekdays and 08h00 to 17h30 Saturday and Sundays.


Discharge

On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays.

Day patients undergoing surgery under anaesthesia should arrange for transport from hospital - it is illegal to drive for 24 hours following anaesthesia.


On Arrival

Please report to the enquiries counter on the ground floor where the receptionist will welcome you and capture all necessary information. You will then be escorted to your ward/room. Wheelchairs and porters are available at reception.

Please remember to bring the following items:

  • Authorisation number obtained prior to admission
  • Identification document
  • Medical aid membership card

Admissions into hospital may not take place if these documents are not with you. If a child is under the age of 13, a copy of the birth certificate is required.


    Parking

    Parking is provided in front of the hospital. You are kindly requested not to park in the areas reserved for ambulances, doctors, disabled persons and staff. While every effort is made to protect your vehicle by way of security, parking is at your own risk. A courtesy golf cart is available for transporting of patients.


    Patient Meals

    Good nutrition is an important part of hospital care and we trust you will enjoy your meals while you are here. Our menu has been carefully planned to ensure that the meals you eat during your hospital stay are both enjoyable and healthy.


    Pharmacy

    LCM Pharmacy consists of three parts: Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Dispensary and Surgical Store and each section is run by a group of enthusiastic competent staff. The pharmacy has 7 pharmacists, 5 pharmacist’s assistants and 10 other supporting staff to meet the needs of our business. The pharmacy motto is “Fast, Efficient, Friendly” and we aim at always giving the best service possible to all our customers, be it a patient, nurse or doctor. The hospital pharmacy trading hours are as follows:

    Mon - Thu 08:00 - 19:00
    Fri 08:00 - 18:00
    Sat 08:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 19:00
    Sun 09:00 - 12:00 and 17:00 - 19:00
    Public Holidays 09:00 - 12:00 and 17:00 - 19:00

    We invite you to visit our pharmacy with your queries and prescriptions and feel free to rate our service on the electronic questionnaire provided. Looking forward to serving you.

    Full details of these fees can be obtained from the Hospital Pre-Admission Clinic (Tel: 012 424 3725).


    Pre-Admission

    A pre-admission should be carried out at least 48 hours prior to admission in order to be able to identify any possible health risks and to provide information regarding admission, thus speeding 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 either be faxed to the hospital to (012) 346 7083 prior to hospitalisation or handed in personally at the pre-admission clinic. It is preferable for you to personally visit the pre-admission clinic. On receipt of the faxed pre-admission form, a telephonic assessment regarding health problems and needs will be carried out by the nursing personnel at the pre-admission clinic. When visiting the pre-admission in person, a clinical assessment will be done.


    Service monitoring

    In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality customer care, we monitor our service on an ongoing basis. To further ensure the satisfaction of our clients a Customer Care Team is available around the clock. They render physical, social and psychological support to patients, whilst at the same time address complaints and/or problems that may arise.


    Smoking

    For obvious reasons smoking is not allowed in any part of the hospital.


    Tariffs

    Medical aid patients, please note that whilst every effort is made to obtain payment from your medical aid on your behalf, the responsibility of the payment for services rendered is yours. Any items not covered by your medical aid must be settled by yourself. i.e. ward requests, telephone calls, pharmacy scripts, levies, etc.

    Private patients will be required to pay a deposit based on the estimated total of the hospital bill. The balance must be settled on discharge. Credit cards are accepted. (Mastercard and Visa). Should you wish to discuss any of this further, please contact our Credit Controller who will gladly assist you.

    Services provided by GP’s, specialists, anaesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, physiotherapy, and other healthcare professionals are not included in the hospital bill and will be charged separately.


    Valuables

    We encourage you not to bring valuables (e.g. cell phones, jewellery and 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

    We welcome visitors, as we know what a difference the support of close family and friends can make. In terms of this, and bearing in mind the rest that all patients require, we would prefer that visitors visit their loved ones only at certain designated times these are:

    Wards:

    No visiting hours in the morning

    • 15:00 - 16:00
    • 19:00 – 20:00

    ICU:

    • 16:00 – 16:45
    • 19:15– 20:00

    We wish you a pleasant stay and a speedy recovery.