Our Hospitals

Life Kingsbury Hospital

Overview

In 2014 the long-awaited amalgamation of Life Claremont and Life Kingsbury Hospitals took place, putting this Claremont Hospital in a position to offer its patients an even wider range of excellent health services as well as a holistic healing environment. The excellent facilities and caring staff make it possible to focus on high-quality treatment, whether for routine, more serious, or extensive procedures. 

The hospital has 227 beds, 12 theatres, an accident and emergency unit with a doctor on duty 24/7, as well as  state-of-the-art diagnostic and monitoring equipment. New technology includes the first da Vinci X robotic surgical system in Africa (to find out more - scroll down to the bottom of this page for Special Services). There is a dedicated team of first-class health professionals at this hospital dedicated to delivering a special brand of healthcare to patients. Through their ongoing quality training, hospital employees are able to deliver excellent healthcare and embrace the principles of empathy, ethics, excellence and empowerment.

Free Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle: 0860 532 532

Terms and Conditions

Operational 24/7. Based in Pinelands, covering: Southern Suburbs, Maitland, Salt River, Observatory, Epping, Cape Town CBD, Anywhere else where ALS is urgently required. The Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle does not assist in patient transfers, their mandate is to stabilise patient whilst an ambulance is dispatched. 

Emergency
0860 532 532
Telephone
021 670 4000
Email
olivia.carney@lifehealthcare.co.za
Physical address
Wilderness Road, Claremont, 7700
GPS
-33.980201 : 18.467197
Hospital manager
Christine Malan
Visiting hours

To facilitate the patient’s healing and recovery, we believe in integrating the patient’s loved ones into their day. However in the interest of our patient’s wellbeing, we do enforce visiting times, limitations to the number of visitors per patient, and age restriction regulations for children. Children who are 12 years of age old and in good health are welcome to visit; we encourage children who are younger to wait in the reception area, if they are supervised by an adult. Alternatively, please contact the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge to make arrangements to visit.

All visitors are required to kindly report to Reception first when visiting outside of these visiting hours. A maximum limit of two visitors per patient (for all wards) is enforced to allow for the privacy of our patients.

General Wards: GIT, Medical and Surgical 1 to 4
  • Afternoons: 15h00 - 16h00 
  • Evenings: 19h15 - 20h15
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Care (HC) Unit
  • Mornings: 11h00 – 12h00 (At the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge) 
  • Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00 Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15 
  • (Additional visits allowed at the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge)
  • No children under 12 allowed
Maternity Ward
  • Husband/Partner and immediate siblings may visit anytime between 10h00 and 20h00 except during the rest period of 13h00 – 15h00. (This will be at the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge). 
  • Grandparents only: 11h00 – 12h00
  • Family and friends may only visit between:
    • Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
    • Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
  • Parents: open visiting time.
  • Grandparents may pay a short visit to their grandchild over weekends between 15h00 and 16h00, at the discretion of the Registered Nurse in charge of the shift. We discourage visiting by anyone who is ill, has been ill, or who has been exposed to illness in the past two weeks. Parents who are ill are to inform staff and will be provided with a mask.
Paediatric Ward
  • Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
  • Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15
  • Parents and grandparents: open visiting time

Medical services

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardio thoracic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Diabetes clinic
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastro intestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • High care
  • Intensive care
  • Internal medicine
  • Maternity & fertility service
  • Maxillo-Facial surgery
  • Neonatal high care
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatric high care & intensive care
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Plastic & reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Robotic surgery: da Vinci X surgical system (first and only model in Africa)
  • Surgical & medical high care & intensive care
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Ancillary services shared at the Medical Village

  • Biokinetics
  • Dietetics
  • Foetal assessment
  • Fertility treatment
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction unit
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Stomal therapy

Doctors

Audiologist(s)
Claremont Audiology 0216831393
Biokineticist(s)
Carol Jeffery 0826851629
Colorectal & Surgical Gastroenterologist
Dr Ebrahim Dalwai 0216833893
Dr Mike Elliott 0216837003
Prof Robert Baigrie 0216833893
Dermatologist(s)
Dr L Krause 0216834580
Dr R Lehloenya 0216710999
Dr S Christians 0216710999
Diabetes Wellness Centre
Dr Tracy van Rensburg 0216741431
Dietician(s)
Claire McMahon 0216834858
Gina Fourie 0216834858
Jean Mills 0216834858
Mariam Forgan 0769849496
Rochez OGrady 0216834858
Sarah Gouws 0216834858
Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr Gary Kroukamp 0216740885
Dr John Steer 0217974245
Dr Michael Molyneaux 0212018709 / 021 670 4329
Prof Johan Fagan 0216743353
Emergency Unit
ER Consulting INC 0216704180
Endocrinologist(s)
Dr Hilton Kaplan 0216742086
Dr Jocelyn Hellig 0212051829
Dr Wayne May 0216746414
Gastroenterologist(s)
Dr Abdul Cariem 0216837001
Dr John Wright 0216834600
General practitioner(s)
Dr Colin de la Harpe 0216836810
Dr James Millar 0216836810
Dr Pete Sandell 0216836810
General surgeon(s)
Dr Aaron Ndhluni 0216833893
Dr Bernie Maree 0216833893
Dr Colin McGuire 0216719600
Dr Ebrahim Dalwai 0216833893
Dr Ian Marr 0216740107
Dr Keith Brice 0216833893
Dr Mark Hewat 0216833893
Dr Sydney Cullis 0216833893
Prof Robert Baigrie 0216833893
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & GIT Surgeon 
Dr Mark Hewat   0216833893
Maxillofacial and oral surgeon(s)
Dr Brian Berezowski 0217977252
Dr Craig Greeff 0216717517
Dr Mike Ostrofsky 0216838954
Dr Rushdie Hendricks 0216715040
Nephrologist(s)/Physician
Dr R Tribe 0216713197
Neurologist(s)
Dr Simon Kesler 0216833033
Neurosurgeon(s)
Dr John Hill 0216741257
Nuclear physician(s)
Dr Pieter Botha 0216830535
Obstetricians & gynaecologist(s)
Dr Andy Newham 0216717052
Dr Carol Thomas (*Gynaecology patients only) 0216711738
Dr David Swan (*Gynaecology patients only) 0216831727
Dr Gary Groenewald 0216710347
Dr Kerry Sherwood 0216719692
Dr Laura Graves 0216714005
Dr Lynette Jansen-Olarogun 0216830370
Dr Manasri Naiker 0216740376
Dr Paul Alberts 0216712492
Dr Phil Barnard (*Gynaecology patients only) 0216719080
Dr Philip Zinn 0216830453
Dr Paula Penkin 0216831785
Dr Soobramoney Reddy (*Gynaecology patients only) 0216836372
Dr Sarah Shanahan

0216831798

Dr Kim Sonntag

0216852375

Dr Ursula Botha 0216714050
Prof Alan Alperstein (*Gynaecology patients only) 0216831724
Occupational therapist(s)
Carmelita Barron 0833248189
Orthopaedic surgeon(s) 
Dr André Demblon 0216837315
Dr Charles Edelstein 0216714615
Dr Ben Grey (Shoulder and elbow) 0216711344
Dr Clive White (Hip and knee) 0216836037
Dr Christelle van der Watt (Shoulder) 0215550530
Dr Graham McCollum (Foot and ankle) 0216716213
Dr John May (Hip and knee) 0216715651
Dr James Watt (Spine) 0216704357
Dr Leith Stewart (Hip and knee) 0216836037
Dr Marc Nortje (Hip and knee) 0216716213
Dr Rory Harvey 0216716160
Dr Sirk Loots 0216714575
Dr Dirk van der Spuy (Hand) 0216712896
Paediatric surgeon(s)
Dr Shalin Singh 0212240972
Paediatrician(s) 
Dr Allan Puterman 0216834454
Dr Ashley Wewege 0217613408
Dr Hedi van der Watt 0217613408
Dr Lara Smith 0217613408
Dr Martin Bailey 0216740933
Pathologist(s)
Ampath 0216839511
Lancet Laboratories 0216731700
PathCare 0216742643
PathCare DSP 0216711156
Periodontist(s)
Dr Pieter Wolfaardt 0216834802
Physician(s)
Dr Asheen Haripersad 0216710383
Dr Derrick Verster-Cohen 0216831704 / 4970
Dr Jocelyn Hellig 0212051829
Dr John Turner 0216834770
Dr Laila Suleman 0216711815
Dr Peter Whitfield 0216836775
Physician/Nephrologist
Dr Rob Tribe 0216713197
Physiotherapist(s)
Ashraf Natha & Associates 0216716707
Celia Smith & Associates 0216715300
Corina Avni 0216831174
Ellenberger, Gorman & Associates 0218238779
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s) 
Dr Alex Landau 0216740775
Dr Bernard Price 0216836544
Dr Christopher Price 0216836544
Dr Francois Duminy 0216833048
Dr Gary Dos Passos 0216710942
Dr Kevin Adams 0216710942
Dr Keith Cronwright 0216716024
Dr Werner Smith 0216711406
Prosthodontist(s)
Dr Z Patel 0216718951
Psychiatrist 
Dr Merryn Young  0216715193
Radiologist(s)
Kingsbury Radiology 0216834567
Reproductive medicine specialists (Cape Fertility Clinic)
Dr Razak Dhansay 0216833893
Dr Lizle Oosthuizen 0216837083
Dr Paul Le Roux 0216742088
Dr Sulaiman Heylen 0216742088
Dr Tamtam Matebese 0216742088
Thoracic surgeon(s)
Prof Mark de Groot 0216746416
Dr Loven Moodley 0215311206
Urologist(s)
Dr Conray Moolman 0216831974
Dr Luigi Aldera 0216831974
Dr Malcolm Dewar 0216831974
Dr Prenevin Govender 0216831974
Dr Trevor Borchers 0216831974
Uterine Fibroid Embolisation
Dr Gary Sudwarts 0214340180
Vascular surgeon(s) 
Dr Bhavesh Natha 0216833893
Dr James Tunnicliffe 0216833893
Dr Martin Forlee 0216833893
Dr Philip Matley 0216833893

Contact us

Physical address

Wilderness Road
Claremont
7700

Postal address

P O Box 23905
Claremont
7735

Free Advanced Life Support Paramedic Response Vehicle

0860 532 532

Telephone

021 670 4000

Fax

021 683 5138

Email

olivia.carney@lifehealthcare.co.za

Map

Life Kingsbury Hospital

Hospital Manager

Christine Malan

Special Services

Robotic Surgery 

Quality and patient centered care is at the heart of everything we do, therefore Life Kingsbury Hospital has acquired Africa’s first da Vinci X Robotic Surgical System. This will ensure that our surgical specialists have access to treat patients with the latest technology. The system is powered by innovative robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The surgeon is 100% in control of the system at all times.

Some of the improved patient outcomes include:

  • Excellent cancer control
  • Improved functional outcomes
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection and complications
  • Fast recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions and less scarring

The da Vinci X Surgical System is typically used for urology, general surgery and gynaecology. For more information, contact the hospital on 021 670 4000, alternatively email olivia.carney@lifehealthcare.co.za.

Contact a da Vinci surgeon:

Dr Conray Moolman, Urologist

Email: conraym@gmail.com

Telephone: +27 (0) 21 683 1974

  • Prostate
  • Kidney
  • Registered da Vinci ® Training Surgeon

 Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery 

Obesity is a serious condition associated with multiple problems like:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep Disorders

The Chrysalis Clinic at Life Kingsbury Hospital offers bariatric surgery (surgical treatment for morbid obesity) within the context of a multidisciplinary team of medical and paramedical specialists.

The team comprises endocrinologists, critical care physician, dieticians, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, biokineticist and two accredited laparoscopic bariatric surgeons. A professional nurse serves as the clinic coordinator. The team assesses patients to determine whether surgery is an appropriate treatment option for their obesity and, if so, prepares them for the surgery and assists them with their journey after the surgery.

The Chrysalis Clinic is accredited by the South African Society for Obesity and Metabolism (SASOM) and the South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons (SASES) as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (‘Lap Band’) are among the surgical options offered.

Palliative Care

Is medical care that focuses on the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones who are living with a life threatening illness.  It runs concurrently with other medical treatments.

What can the palliative care service do for you?

  • Treat pain and other symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, depression and anxiety.
  • Help you maintain the best quality of life possible. Help you and your family in making difficult decisions by providing answers, assistance and support.
  • Help coordinate care with your treatment team.