Life Healthcare believes that inviting the best and brightest employees will impact and improve our patient experience. As we continue to grow, we look for people who are dedicated to excellence, quality and first-class service because at Life Healthcare we know it is more than a job. It's making life better. Learn more about joining our team.

Why work at Life Healthcare?

  • Employee benefits
  • Effective communication
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Achiever awards

Life employee benefits

  • Medical aid
  • Retirement fund
  • Death and disability cover
  • Long-service awards
  • Employee share plan
  • Leave
  • Bursaries
  • Employee Wellness: a voluntary, confidential support programme

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What makes our employees and services special?

Life Healthcare employees are exceptional. The kind of people who become part of our family are those who are passionate about providing the best possible care to patients at all times. We attract the most dedicated and skilled nurses, specialists, pharmacists and clinical engineers. This means our patients, and the communities in which we serve, get the life-changing care they deserve. 

Our employees

A career is not just about showing up every day for a job: it is about fulfilling your potential. We understand that it is not enough to attract employees of an exceptionally high calibre, we also need to retain them – for them to stay with us, and develop their careers. That is why, at Life Healthcare, we encourage our employees to take advantage of all the many opportunities we offer to grow and become more.

As a key role-player in the South African healthcare sector, our network of facilities has one of the widest geographical spreads in Southern Africa. Complementary to our Group is a support base of over 2 700 specialists and other healthcare professionals, all supported by world-class facilities. 

Life Healthcare in numbers

  • 49 acute hospitals
  • 9 055 registered beds
  • 41 emergency units
  • 38 maternity units
  • 13 cardiac units
  • Seven dedicated acute rehabilitation units at Life Rehabilitation
  • Nine dedicated acute mental health facilities at Life Mental Health
  • 26 dedicated renal dialysis units offering 318 renal stations at Life Renal Dialysis
  • Two radiology units
  • Three Novalis Tx radiotherapy units and one Ethos adaptive radiotherapy unit through Life Oncology

Healthcare services

Life Health Solutions supports 381 clinics and cares for 578 756 employees.

Life Nkanyisa is a public-private partnership with 10 facilities (3 119 beds). Two of these facilities are NGOs in partnership with the Department of Social Development.


The College has seven learning centres across South Africa, in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. A thousand students are trained in nursing and healthcare sciences every year.

Education and Training

Over 1000 students study at our seven learning centres around South Africa, choosing from a variety of basic and post-basic courses in nursing and health sciences. Find out more.