Private Hospitals

Superb weather and the choice of many delightful towns and villages are just 2 of the reasons the Eastern Cape and Garden Route are so popular with holiday makers and anyone who is thinking of retiring.  Another is the world class medical facitities, but it is strongly advised that you have good medical insurance as there are no National Heath schemes in South Africa.

The following guide shows details of some of the private health facilities available throughout the Garden Route and Eastern Cape. 

Doctors – enquire at the local pharmacy in the town you are visiting or ask residents for names of doctors if you require one.  There are many excellent doctors and specialists in the country.

GEORGE

Geneva Clinic  - Emergency Number- +27 (0)44 874 6777

Part of the Medi-Clinic group of private hospitals, Geneva Clinic, George,  is a 60 bed hospital specialising in ophthalmic, urology, ENT, plastic and maxillofacial surgery. Together with George’s Medi-Clinic and the Klein Karoo’s Medi-Clinic in Oudtshoorn if forms the core of excellent private hospital services in the Garden Route and Southern Cape.

Address:  7 Varing Avenue, Dormehlsdrift, George. 6529
Phone: +27 (0)44 873 6200 / +27 (0)44 803 2000
Fax:  +27 (0)44 874 4452
Website: www.genevamc.co.za
Email: hospmngrgenev@mediclinic.co.za

 

George Medi-Clinic Emergency Number- +27 (0)44 874 6777

George Medi-Clinic is situated in George, and together with Geneva Clinic in George and Klein Karoo Medi-Clinic in Oudtshoorn, a wide variety of excellent medical care is provided to their patients. The Medi-Clinic group forms the core of quality private hospital services in the Southern Cape.

The 24-hr emergency centre is constantly manned by a professional, multidisciplinary team who are trained in life-saving techniques and supported by state of the art technology.

Address: Corner of Gloucester and York Street, George. 6530
Phone: +27 (0)44 874 6777 / +27 (0)44 803 2000
Website: http://www.mediclinic.co.za/hospitals/pages/contact.aspx?h=35
Email: hospmngrgeorg@mediclinic.co.za

 East London

Life East London Private Hospital - +27 (0)43 722 3128

Life East London Private Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, which is recognised for the high quality of its facilities and healthcare professionals. The priority of the 86 bed hospital is to deliver excellent care to patients and to maintain their position as one of the best hospitals in the country. The sophisticated equipment ensures the best possible care for all patients.

Address: 32 Albany Street, East London. 5201
Phone: +27 (0)43 722 3128 or +27 (0)43 722 3128     
Fax: +27 (0)43 743 8928
Email: Ailsa.Thorpe@lifehealthcare.co.za

Life St Dominic’s Hospital - +27 (0)43 722 3128

St. Dominic’s continue to strive for excellence and always ensure their principles of empathy, ethics, excellence, energy and empowerment are maintained.

Address: 45 St. Marks Road, Southernwood, East London, 5201
Phone: +27 (0) 707 9000      
Fax: +27 (0)43 722 3250
Email: Ailsa.Thorpe@lifehealthcare.co.za

Life St James Hospital - +27 (0)43 722 3128

Life St James Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare group of hospitals, which is recognised for the high quality of its facilities and healthcare professionals. The priority of the hospital is to deliver its special brand of excellent care to patients and continually strive to improve facilities, standards and the technology that is available. The sophisticated equipment which is available ensures the best possible care for all patients.  Life St James Hospital has 30 beds and 4 theatres and caters mainly for day patients although patients can be accommodated overnight.

Address: 36 St James Road, Southernwood, East London. 5201
Phone: +27 (0)43 722 9685
Fax: +27 (0)43  722 5000
Email: Ailsa.Thorpe@lifehealthcare.co.za

Life St Marks Clinic - +27 (0)43 707 4400

Life St Marks Clinic focuses on short-term admissions. This psychiatric clinic treats in-patients as well as day patients. The main forms of therapy used at St Marks Clinic are crisis counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and life skills training. There is a high care facility for seriously ill patients and small groups are able to be part of therapeutic programmes. Patients who require help with specific disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders and substance dependence can receive specialised treatment. Surveys taken to judge patient satisfaction, shows that a stay at St Marks Clinic reflects their commitment to the high standards of health and care that they aim to deliver.

Address: 16 St Andrews Road, Southernwood, East London. 5201
Number: 043 707 4400
Fax: 043 743 2408
Email: Ailsa.Thorpe@lifehealthcare.co.za

 GRAHAMSTOWN

Settlers Private Hospital -  +27 (0) 46 622 2215 

Settlers Private Hospital is a partnership between the Eastern Cape Department of Health and a private consortium which consists of Netcare and Nalithemba Hospitals. A wide range of services are provided.

Address: Milner Street  Grahamstown  6140
Phone: +27 (0) 46 622 2215             
Fax: +27 (0) 46 622 5366

 OUDTSHOORN

Klein Karoo Medi-Clinic - Emergency Number- +27 (0)44 272 0111

Klein Karoo Medi-Clinic, situated in Oudtshoorn in the heart of the Klein Karoo, is one of the Medi-Clinics group of excellent private hospitals providing a broad spectrum of medical services to local, national and international patients.

Address:  P O Box 1045, Oudtshoorn, 6620
Phone:   +27 44 272 0111
Email:  hospmngrklein@mediclinic.co.za

 KNYSNA

Life Knysna Private Hospital - Emergency Number- +27 (0)44 384 1272 or +27 (0)44 384 1924

A member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, they focus on excellent facilities together with high calibre healthcare professionals. The personal needs of their patients are met with the delivery of world class healthcare. Life Knysna Private Hospital focuses on delivering a special brand of health care to their patients.

Address: Hunters Drive, Hunters Estate, Knysna. 6570
Phone: +27 (0)44 384 1083
EmaIL: Carmen.Grobler@lifehealthcare.co.za

MOSSEL BAY

Bay View Private Hospital - Emergency Number- +27 (0)44 691 3718

With wonderful views of the Indian Ocean, state-of-the-art equipment, highly trained staff and its own diagnostic laboratory Bay View Hospital in Mossel Bay can truly be described as the most perfect location for anyone needing medical treatment. It is regarded as one of the finest hospitals in the country. The excellent plastic surgery department is popular with South African residents and international tourists. The intensive care unit and emergency facilities are superb and the hospital specializes in cardiac diagnosis and surgery. Bay View Private Hospital has ensured that the latest and very best equipment is on hand. There are private rooms for those patients who prefer their privacy and all rooms are air-conditioned and have television. The catering department ensures nutritious and tasty meals and all dietary needs are catered for.

Address: Corner Alhof & Ryk Tulbach Street, Mossel Bay. South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)44 691 3718
Email: bayview@pixie.co.za
Website: www.bayviewprivatehospital.com

 
 PLETTENBERG BAY


Plettenberg Bay Medi-Clinic - Emergency Number- +27 (0)44 501 5100

The only private hospital in Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay Medi-Clinic is the smallest hospital in the group of Medi-Clinics. The excellent standards, top class facilities, modern and highly specialised equipment and experienced staff ensure excellent treatment standards are available. The emergency room has experienced medical doctors and registered nurses on call 24 hours a day to ensure seriously ill patients can be attended to immediately.

Address: Muller Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
Phone: +27 (0)44 501 5100
Email: lawrine.zander@mediclinic.co.za

HUMANSDORP

Isivivana Private Hospital - +27 (0)42 200 4250

Isivivana Private Hospital is part of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa. At Life Isivivana Private Hospital everything is done to ensure the patient receives high quality treatment and an excellent standard of care.  The focus is on the needs of the patients
 
Address:  Du Plessis Street, Humansdorp 6300
Phone: +27 (0)42 200 4250     
Fax: +27 (0)42 295 1099
Email: Natalie.Henman@lifehealthcare.co.za

 

KING WILLIANS TOWN

 
Life Grey Monument Private Clinic - +27 (0)43 643 3522 

Life Grey Monument Private Clinic has 16 private rooms and is run under the umbrella of Life East London Private Hospital. The staff are dedicated professionals. Patients with minor ailments can be attended to by the doctor on call after hours.

Address: Lonsdale Road,  King William`s Town

Phone: +27 (0)43 643 3522     
Fax: +27 (0)43 643 3569
Email: Ailsa.Thorpe@lifehealthcare.co.za

 

MTHATHA

         Life St Mary’s Private Hospital - +27 (0)47 531 2911/2

The focus at Life St Mary’s Private Hospital is to ensure the delivery of excellent standards of care and top quality treatment.  Apart from the 121 beds, 3 theatres and an ICU section there is a wide range of other services and disciplines available to ensure patients receive the best possible treatment.

Address: 30 Durham Road   Umtata  5100
Phone: +27 (0)47 531 2911/2
Fax: +27 (0)47 532 3125
Email: Beauty.Yoko@lifehealthcare.co.za

 

PORT ELIZABETH

Life Mercantile Hospital  - +27 (0)41 404 0400    

Life Mercantile Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, which is recognised for the high quality of its facilities and healthcare professionals. The priority of the 202 bed hospital is to deliver excellent care to patients and to maintain its first class reputation. 
Life Mercantile Hospital  is focused on delivering a service which embraces empathy, ethics, excellence energy and empowerment.  A wide range of Medical and surgical disciplines and Ancillary services are available to patients. Facilities at Life Mercantile include 5 theatres, 14 bed ICU, 24 hour well equipped emergency and accident unit which deals with major and minor medical emergencies, radiology unit, diabetes clinic, high care section, maternity and a 3 bed neonatal ICU.

Address:  Cnr Kempston & Durban Roads, Korsten, 6020
Phone: +27 (0)41 404 0400    
Fax: +27 (0)41 404 0551

Life St George Hospital - +27 (0)41 392 6111   

Life St George Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, which is recognised for the high quality of its facilities and healthcare professionals. The priority of the 202 bed hospital is to deliver excellent care to patients and to maintain its first class reputation. 
Life St George Hospital is focused on delivering high quality treatment and standards of care with a focus on delivering a service which embraces empathy, ethics, excellence energy and empowerment.  A wide range of Medical and surgical disciplines and Ancillary services are available to patients.

Address: 40 Park Drive  Port Elizabeth  6001
Phone: +27 (0)41 392 6111     
Fax: +27 (0)41 392 6000
Email: Natalie.Henman@lifehealthcare.co.za


Netcare Greenacres Hospital  +27 (0)41 390 7000 

Netcare Greenacres Hospital with its 324 beds prides itself on offering the most advanced treatment currently available.  With state-of-the-art equipment and technology, excellent care and service for patients, highly qualifies doctors and nurses, 14 operating theatres and a full range of specialist areas, patients can be assured of top class treatment and care. Netcare Greenacres Hospital is centrally situated on Cape Road and is within walking distance to one of the major shopping centres. Known for its sophisticated Heart Centre with state-of-the-art equipment patients can be assured of excellent treatment and care.

Address:  Cnr. Cape and Rochelle Road Greenacres Port Elizabeth   6045
Phone: +27 (0)41 390 7000             
Fax: +27 (0)41 390 7089
Email.service@netcare.co.za customer.service@netcare.co.za


 The Eye and Lazer Institute - +27 (0)41 373 3755

Laser treatment in the Eastern Cape enters a new era with a new phase in ophthalmic surgery with the arrival of a carbon dioxide UltraPulse Laser. Imported from the United States this laser has just been installed in the Eye and Laser Institute theatre in Cape Road, Port Elizabeth and was the second of its kind to be installed inSouth Africa. The Light Sheer Diode Laser is another new addition. This laser system is the newest & latest state-of-the-art Diode laser for the permanent removal of hair. Dr Johan Benade of the PE Eye and Laser Institute, is presently the only person in the Eastern Cape who can use the Coherent Ultra Pulse Carbon Dioxide Surgical Laser.  He has travelled overseas where he obtained enhanced expertise in the field of laser surgery.

Address: 205 CApe Road, Port Elizabeth
Phone: +27 (0)41 - 373 3755
Fax: +27 (0)41 373 0778
Email: jtbenade@intekom.co.za


PORT ALFRED

Port Alfred Private Hospital - +27 (0)46 604 4000

Port Alfred Private Hospital is a partnership between the Eastern Cape Department of Health and a private consortium which consists of Netcare and Nalithemba Hospitals.  A wide range of services are provided.

Address: Port Alfred Private Hospital, Southwell Road, Port Alfred, 6170
Phone: +27 (0)46 604 4000
Fax: +27 (0)46 604 4099


QUEENSTOWN

Life St George Hospital  -  +27 (0)45 838 4110

Life Queenstown Private Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, which is recognised for the high quality of its facilities and healthcare professionals. The priority of the 50 bed hospital is to deliver excellent care to patients and to maintain its first class reputation.  Life Queenstown Private Hospital is focused on delivering a service which embraces empathy, ethics, excellence energy and empowerment.  A wide range of Medical and surgical disciplines and Ancillary services are available to patients.

Address: Cnr Ebden & Griffith Street  Queenstown  5319 
Phone: +27 (0)45 838 4110
Fax: +27 (0)45 838 4126

UITENHAGE

Netcare Cuyler Hospital  - +27 (0)41 995 9000     

Netcare Cuyler Hospital has received national recognition for its exceptional patient care. Excellent staff together with state-of-the-art equipment and technology ensures patients receive the best possible care. All patients are treated as special guests and the quality of care is excellent.

Address: 34 Cuyler Street  Uitenhage  6220
Phone :  +27 (0)41 995 9000             
Fax: +27 (0)41 995 9243