Our Hospitals

Life Mercantile Hospital

Overview

Life Mercantile Hospital in Port Elizabeth strives to be a world class provider for all while offering quality and clinical excellence for all patients. First-class treatment and compassionate care extends to the many medical and surgical disciplines. The exceptional team of health professionals focus on delivering high-quality treatment and special, unique standards of care – whether for routine or more acute procedures.

The beautiful maternity unit and neonatal intensive care unit has been awarded the Mother and Baby Friendly Status since 2017. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative is a worldwide programme of the World Health Organisation and Unicef to promote breastfeeding and skin-to-skin between mother and baby. The specialists and nursing staff of Life Mercantile Hospital will walk the extra mile to smooth your transition into motherhood, and make the birth of your baby a memorable experience. Fathers are not forgotten, and are encouraged to share fully in the birth process.

The Life Renal Dialysis unit at Life Mercantile Hospital offers state of the art dialysis machines and equipment that perform acute and chronic renal dialysis. This unit has dedicated nephrologists and a team of physicians who take care of the renal dialysis patients. The patients are cared for by a dedicated team of renal nurses whose priority is to help educate patients about the treatment and to ensure that they receive the best possible care at all times. The renal dialysis unit offers a 24 hour service which affords patients the security to maintain their normal life routine.

Employees actively participate in community initiatives and through their ongoing quality training, deliver excellent healthcare and embrace the principles of empathy, ethics, excellence and empowerment.

Optional: Life Mercantile Hospital is a member of the Life Healthcare Group, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating more than 60 acute facilities across the country

Emergency
041 404 0414
Telephone
041 404 0400
Email
michelle.dickson@lifehealthcare.co.za
Physical Address
Cnr Kempston & Durban Roads, Korsten, 6020
GPS
-33.929379 : 25.582734
Hospital Manager
Pat Lubobo
Visiting Hours

10h30 – 11h30
15h00 – 16h00
18h00 – 19h00

Medical services

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Nephrology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Renal dialysis
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

Ancillary services

  • Antenatal & postnatal classes
  • Breastfeeding classes
  • Endoscopy room
  • Nursing learning centre
  • Pharmacy

The following support facilities are available at our hospital:

  • Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy
  • An in-house pharmacy

Doctors

Gynaecologists / Obstetricians
Dr Abry Nhliziyo 041 404 0531
Dr Francis Maleka 041 453 4190
Dr Nonceba Tyala 041 404 0556
Cardio Thoracic Surgeon
Dr Rashoek Sewsunker 041 373 1230
Dentist(s)
Dr Deenadayalan Govender 041 481 2283
Dr Mohamed Asmall 041 451 2246
Dr Murugasen Chetty 041 452 4378
Dr Naresh Madoo 041 451 1463
Dr Ramurthi Naidoo 041 453 3288
Dr Suvir Chetty 041 453 2651
Dr Yunus Gaida 041 451 3259
Dietician(s)
Anele Nomvete 041 451 8004
Avril Messiahs 041 482 0004
Denise Stockell 041 453 3579
Solandi Nel 041 404 0530
Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr Robert Schemmer 041 363 1993
Dr Tad Kokoszka 041 453 7409
Gastroenterologist
Dr Mfanufikile Nomvete 041 451 0766
General practitioner(s)
Dr Thaivaganthi Govender 041 453 3584
Dr Victor Ntshona 041 404 0621
General surgeon(s)
Dr Bernard Ocharo 041 404 0620
Dr Gajula Manoharan 041 453 0210
Dr Lwazi Nongogo 041 404 0538
Dr Nanda Punyamurthy 041 453 9866
Prof Subramanion Pillay 041 404 0504
Gynaecologist(s)
Dr Abry Nhliziyo 041 404 0531
Dr Francis Maleka 041 453 4190
Dr Nonceba Tyala 041 404 0556
Maxillofacial surgeon(s)
Dr Ismael Gopal 041 404 0449
Nephrologist(s)
Dr Khambi Msulwa 041 404 0473
Dr Robert Freercks 041 404 0473
Neurosurgeon
Dr Zwelabantu Wopula 041 404 0508
Ophthalmologist(s)
Dr Gallow Nardemar 041 451 0053
Dr Pilile Ngxukumeshe 041 453 2390
Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr Ivor Petersen 041 451 0488
Dr Mawanda Mandaba 041 453 3800
Dr Shaun Attenborough 041 404 0533
Paediatric surgeon
Dr Itayi Simango 083 303 2140
Paediatrician(s)
Dr Abraham Daniels 041 453 7445
Dr Guy Belcher 041 451 1133
Dr Mzimkulu Dilima 041 451 0055
Physician(s)
Dr Geoffrey Parker 041 451 4740
Dr Nomangesi Ngcakani 041 453 5690
Prof Ricky Behari 041 453 7962
Psychiatrist(s)
Dr Nava Reddy 041 451 2928
Dr Zolelwa Ngam 041 451 0931
Urologist(s)
Dr Joseph Nyarko 041 404 0455
Dr Khanyisa Makamba 041 451 0620
Dr Lonwabo  Gqoli 041 451 0620
Vascular surgeon
Dr Bhekifa Dube 041 363 0428

Contact us

Hospital Manager

Pat Lubobo

Physical address

Cnr Kempston & Durban Roads
Korsten
6020

Postal address

P O Box 4031
Korsten
Port Elizabeth
6014

Telephone

041 404 0400

Fax

041 404 0551

Email

 michelle.dickson@lifehealthcare.co.za

Map

Life Mercantile Hospital

Emergency Number

041 404 0414