Our Hospitals

Life Poortview

Overview

The 80-bed Life Poortview in Ruimsig Roodepoort is a dedicated mental health facility specialising in the treatment of general psychiatry such as the treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health conditions associated with substance use disorders. Treatment programmes, facilitated by a first-class multidisciplinary team, have been developed to achieve optimal outcomes through the short-term treatment of mental healthcare users in a tranquil and therapeutic environment conducive to recovery. By delivering clinical excellence in this  world-class facility, as well as through a dedication to well-being and quality of life, this facility aims to make a difference in the lives of those they care for and treat. In addition, the hospital employees at all levels actively participate in community initiatives to improve the quality of life in surrounding areas.

Life Poortview offers the following support group sessions: 

Tuesdays: General Wellness Support Group

18h00 – 19h00 in the Conference Hall
Out patients only at no cost
Coordinator is Chris Holt 

Thursdays: Substance Dependency Support Group

18h00 – 19h00 in the Conference Hall
Out patients only at no cost
Coordinator is Edrich Smook 

All COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to at all sessions.

Adolescent Programme

Life Poortview has a dedicated Adolescent Programme that caters for the mental health needs of all adolescents between 12 and 18 years of age. Our treatment programme, facilitated by a multi-disciplinary team, provides specialised in-patient psychiatric assessment and rehabilitation to clinical and counselling psychologists, occupational therapists, professional nurses and social workers with a special interest and expertise in treating adolescent presenting with psychiatric conditions.

The approach to treatment is holistic, following a Bio-psycho-social intervention model in a structured environment. Our treatment goals broadly entail:

  • Containing the immediate crisis that led to the admission
  • Remediation of acute psychiatric symptoms and interrupt self-destructive behaviours such as self-injury, mental health conditions associated with substance use disorders and eating disorders, etc.
  • Creating a treatment plan based on a coherent diagnostic formulation
  • Assisting the adolescent and their families in developing and practicing effective coping, communication and emotion regulation skills and strategies
  • Creating a wellness plan that maps the road to recovery and helps the adolescent and their families to stay on track post discharge

Some of the core diagnosis we treat comprised, but not limited to:

  • Major depression
  • Mental health conditions associated with substance use disorders
  • General anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Dysthymic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • ADHD disorder
  • Eating disorder

 

Telephone
087 352 2114
Email
lauren.vanzanten@lifehealthcare.co.za
Physical address
18 Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort, 1724
GPS
-26.090006 : 27.851574

Core Medical Services

  • Psychiatrists
  • A general practitioner
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Social workers

Supporting medical services

  • Physiotherapists
  • Dietician
  • Mental health nursing practitioners
  • Neurophysiology technologist

Doctors

Psychiatrist(s)
Dr Clementine Chawane 011 476 6410
Dr Mary Dzimwasha 011 665 2242
Dr Jörgen Kahler 011 954 5150
Dr Alma Kalaba 011 795 1129
Dr Chané Magnus 011 958 0019
Dr Meriam Matjila 079 681 4231
Dr Nokuthula Mdaka 011 954 1023
Dr Tando Melapi 083 518 9400
Dr Molokashe Molokomme 010 141 9377
Dr Nathalie Petersen 011 476 6410
Dr Shonisani Raphalalani 011 958 0019
Dr Jermina Sebei 087 087 2766
Dr Mvuyiso Talatala 011 938 2835
Psychologist(s)
Erika Basson 082 573 4636
Andries Combrinck 071 599 3546
Dr Marlize Devantier 011 568 0352
Dr Koos du Toit 011 763 7851
Erica Erasmus 011 476 6410
Sandra Erasmus 076 909 5645
Ruvé Esterhuysen 011 476 6410
Christopher Holt 082 821 4716
Sasha Kotton 082 309 0794
Christopher Langefeld 071 675 5658
Johanna Maphosa 084 602 1209 
Vuzi Matshazi 011 410 7908
Fantine Nel 011 763 6884
Mariaan Odendaal 082 854 0692
Johan Roelofse 072 071 8741
Tshifhiwa Shiri 061 697 8350
Hleziphi Sibisi 011 675 3131
Edrich Smook 011 782 6422
Lida Tait 082 372 8057
Vuyo Temba 011 794 4849
Dr Phil van den Bergh 011 954 3196
Lize Wolfaardt 011 476 6410

Contact us

Physical address

18 Malcolm Road
Poortview
Roodepoort
1724


GPS Coordinates :
South -26.08954 East 27.85167

(Decimal Degrees)

Postal address

P O Box 779
Ruimsig 1732

Hospital Manager

Nerine Adams 

Telephone

087 352 2114
In case of an emergency, please go to your nearest Emergency Unit

Email

lauren.vanzanten@lifehealthcare.co.za

Map

Life Poortview