Surgery for state indigent patients
- Life Healthcare creates the opportunity for supporting specialists and allied healthcare workers to undertake pro bona surgery in structured surgical programmes. These include Cataract Surgery, Joint Replacements, Cleft Lip and Palate repair amongst others. Only patients selected via the participating state hospitals are considered.
- Life Healthcare has a long-standing relationship with the South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB). To date 4 mobile clinics fully fitted with mobile ophthalmic equipment were donated to the SANCB. This sponsorship has yielded screening of more than 70 000 patients for eye care services with more than 20 000 cataract surgeries undertaken in peri urban and rural areas across the country.
Health screenings and testing
- In accordance with the Health Awareness calendar, many Life Healthcare hospitals participate in community screening and testing programmes for Diabetes, Hypertension and Cholesterol.
- Life Healthcare in partnership with Pink Drive, a health NGO that delivers cancer screening and testing programmes to state indigent patients, works in collaboration with health municipal clinics. 250 mammograms, 500 pap smears and 600 PSA tests were conducted during National Women’s Month 2022.