Our Hospitals

Life Groenkloof Hospital

Overview

The 214-bed Life Groenkloof Hospital is situated in the leafy suburb south-east of the city centre of Pretoria. It used to be called the Little Company of Mary Hospital, and while the name may have changed, doctors and staff continue to serve the community with dedication, embracing the values of competence, compassion and spiritual support. The hospital is renowned for the treatment of sports injuries in its special orthopaedics’ centre. The state-of-the-art facilities include nine theatres, a special stroke unit, and oncology clinic, and an accident and trauma centre with special resuscitation facilities. A large team of first-class specialists in 24 medical and surgical disciplines is available to patients in this world-class facility. Through their ongoing quality training, hospital employees are able to deliver excellent healthcare and embrace the principles of empathy, ethics, excellence and empowerment.

Telephone
012 424 3600
Email
hanlie.pretorius@lifehealthcare.co.za
Physical address
50 George Storrar Drive, Groenkloof, 0181
GPS
-25.763277 : 28.21582
Hospital manager
Jackie Simonato
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
  • 15h00 – 16h00
  • 19h00 – 20h00

ICU:

  • 16h00 – 16h45
  • 19h15 – 20h00

Medical services

  • Dermatology
  • ENT surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Emergency services 
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Intensivist care 
  • Internal medicine/ physicians
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neuro & spinal surgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pathology
  • Plastic & reconstructive surgery
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Paediatric oncology
  • Paediatric pulmonology
  • Paediatric infectious diseases specialist
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiology (including CT scanner, PET scanner, bone densitometry, mammography, MRI and x-rays)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Renal dialysis
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

Ancillary services

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

Doctors

ER24 & Sports Injury Clinic
Dr Peet van der Merwe & Partners 012 424 3834 /012 460 4744
Audiologist(s)
Anna-Marie Marais 012 346 1313
Martelle Bornman 012 346 1313
Clinical psychologist
Johan Erasmus 012 752 8866
Dermatologist
Dr J Pieter du Plessis 012 346 4202
Dietician
Marlene Vermaak 012 460 5053
Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr Carl Swanepoel 012 460 1284
Dr Johann Kluge 012 346 0879
Endocrinologist
Dr Lizl Smith 012 752 8866
General practitioner(s)
Dr Elizna Brütten 012 460 2472
Dr Jeanne-Marie Malan 012 460 2472
Dr Robert Biagio 012 346 7023
Dr Renée Theron 012 460 9994
Dr Rouleaux van der Merwe 012 460 2472
General surgeon(s)
Dr Abri Bezuidenhout 012 344 0446 / 7
Dr Pierre van Rooyen 012 460 4478
Dr Thinus Smit 012 346 5639
Dr Wim van Wyk 012 460 5235
Gynaecologist(s)
Dr Bianca Zondagh 012 346 4564
Dr  Willie Smit 012 460 3223
Haematologist
Dr Piet Wessels 012 433 9869
Maxillofacial surgeon(s)
Dr Sarel Botha 012 346 6032
Nephrologist(s)
Dr Moses Mahlangu 012 424 3683
Dr Zubair Asmal 012 753 3548
Neurologist(s)
Dr Chris Guldenpfennig 012 346 7685 / 4039
Dr Linette van Niekerk 012 424 3792
Dr Wiebren Duim 012 460 2900
Neurosurgeon(s)
Dr Albert Viljoen 012 346 5319
Dr Edward Gurnell 012 346 5319
Nuclear medicine
Dr Christa Zinn 012 346 6812
Dr Greta Lange 012 346 6812
Occupational therapist
Niclone de Beer (Stroke Occupational Therapist) 012 460 5909
Oncologist(s)
Dr Annemarie vd Vyver 012 346 6701
Dr Ananda Vorster 012 346 6701
Dr Coenraad Slabber 012 346 6701
Dr  Jacqueline Kempen 012 346 6701
Dr Era Cilliers 012 346 6701
Dr Graham Cohen 012 346 6701
Dr John Biddulph 012 346 6701
Dr Jan Grove 012 346 6701
Dr Liela Pretorius 012 346 6701
Dr Richard Khanyile 012 346 6701
Prof Lydia Dreosti 012 346 6701
Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr Fief Ferreira 012 346 1678
Dr Claud Kilian 012 346 1157
Dr Denise  Potgieter 012 346 6650
Dr Duwayne Vermaak 012 346 2692 / 012 460 9705
Dr Daan du Plessis 012 460 9262
Dr Eudore Mare 012 346 4862
Dr Eugene Pelser 012 346 8399
Dr Fred Froeling 012 346 5724
Dr Faf Labuschagne 012 460 9099
Dr Heinrich Niemoller  012 346 2692 / 012 460 9705
Dr Johan Prins 082 899 2519 / 082 899 2520
Dr Leonore Botha 012 460 9262
Dr Melt van Niekerk 012 346 7279
Dr Thys de Beer 012 460 0751
Dr Hannes Oosthuizen 012 460 5904
Dr Wim Hiddema 012 346 3004
Dr Slade Vermaak 012 346 4449
Dr Jacobus van Staden 012 367 4322
Orthotics / prosthetics
Ben Prinsloo 012 346 5917
Brian Redelinghuys 012 460 9731
Paediatric infectious diseases specialist
Prof Nicolette du Plessis 071 223 1774
Paediatric neurologist
Dr Veza Mogashoa 012 340 0298
Paediatric endocrinologist
Dr Jacobus van Dyk (Endocrinologist) 012 460 7900 / 1
Paediatrician   
Dr Yolandi Lambrechts 012 460 7900 / 1
Paediatric pulmonologist 
Dr Adele Roux 012 340 0299
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 Marisa Noeth 012 460 1160
Dr Richard Siebert 012 460 1160
Dr Siebert Wiid 012 460 1160
Dr Theo de Klerk 012 460 1160
Dr Francois Steenkamp 012 460 1160
Physiotherapist(s)
Alida Botha 012 346 7290
Cyntetia Liebenberg 012 346 5521
Elsabé van Noordwyk 012 346 5521
Janette Eksteen 012 460 1881
Kathleen Zondagh 012 346 4449
Marlisa Schabort 082 303 3228 / 012 424 3854
Ruda Lourens 012 346 5521
Retha Nienaber 012 460 5909
Suzanne Cullen 012 346 5521
Steph Ferreira 012 346 5521
Zelda van der Watt 012 460 2167
Plastic surgeon(s)
Dr Frans Birkholtz 012 346 0109
Dr Johannes Kritzinger 012 435 8034
Pretoria Mammography & MR department
Mammography 012 460 3293
MR Department 012 460 1839
Psychiatrist(s)
Dr Carla Language 012 460 1160
Dr Lurike Fourie 012 460 1160
Pulmonologist
Dr Gernot Irsigler 012 342 3371
Radiation oncology
Dr Ingo de Muelenaere 012 460 4749
Dr Kobie Pio 012 460 4749
Dr Marlene Soares  012 460 4749
Dr Maryke Etsebeth 012 460 4749
Dr Rob de Muelenaere 012 460 4749
Radiology / nuclear medicine
Capital Radiology 012 460 3699 / 460 2796
Rheumatologist
Dr Raksha Kalpee 012 752 8866
Speech therapist(s)
Liezel Spies 012 460 5909
Megan Barnes 012 460 5909
Spinal & orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr Gareth du Plessis 012 346 4449
Dr Ian Zondagh 012 346 4449
Urologist
Dr Neels Nothnagel 012 424 3854
Cardiologist 
Prof Andrew Sarkin 012 460 1160
Cardio-thoracic surgeon 
Dr Rene Mooloo 012 343 0093
Pet Lab 
Dr Gerdus Kemp 012 346 2465

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

24 Hr Nursing Care Number

071 675 2845

Email

hanlie.pretorius@lifehealthcare.co.za

Hospital Manager

Jackie Simonato

Map

Life Groenkloof Hospital

Unique services

Pharmacy

Life Groenkloof 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 and 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: 08h00 - 19h00
  • Fri: 08h00 - 18h00
  • Sat: 08h00 - 13h00 and 17h00 - 19h00
  • Sun: 09h00 - 12h00 and 17h00 - 19h00
  • Public Holidays: 09h00 - 12h00 and 17h00 - 19h00

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

Breast Care Centre

Sr Alida Brink - 012 424 3860

The breast care centre offers a full array of collaborative information services, including coordination to the various departments for screenings and diagnosis to innovative treatment. The breast care centre focuses on a patient-centered care approach and works closely with the hospitals multi-disciplinary team. The specialised nursing practitioner will ensure support and counselling to patients
and their family throughout the diagnoses and treatment of breast cancer. The specialised nursing practitioners support service is free of charge and is based at Life Groenkloof Hospital The Breast Care Centre can be contacted toll free on 0861 227 300 or via email at alida.brink@lifehealthcare.co.za

Renal Dialysis Unit- 012 424 3864

We provide acute and chronic renal dialysis from a state-of- the art renal dialysis unit. Treatment services offered include:

  • chronic haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration
  • acute dialysis
  • continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
  • slow continuous therapies
  • plasma exchange

The renal dialysis unit can be contacted on 012 424 3864 during office hours or 062 280 4046 in emergencies.

RehabWorx / Stroke Unit - 012 460 5909

The new all-inclusive specialist stroke unit at Life Groenkloof 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.

Stroke Support Group - 084 270 4507

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.