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The three cornerstones of our business and our commitment to our patients are, Life, Health and Care.
Life summarises our philosophy of protecting our patient's wellbeing
and quality of life. Health is our clinical excellence in world-class
facilities, and Care is the human touch of providing quality service,
respect and empathy for those entrusted to our care. Read more...
63 facilities in 7 provinces, of which 51 are acute care. Read more...
6 Mental Health units in 3 provinces and 2 units which offer involuntary and assisted mental health admissions. Read more...
7 Adult and 2 Paediatric Units in 5 provinces. Read more...
The company delivers hospital based services in the fields of chronic mental healthcare, frail care, rehabilitation and acute care in 5 provinces. Read more...
10 Renal Dialysis units in 5 provinces and still growing. Read more...
The Life College of Learning has over 1 000 students studying various nursing programmes each year. Read more...
Leading provider of contracted, on-site occupational and primary healthcare services to employer groups in commerce, industry, mining, parastatals and to government correctional services. Read more...
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To be a world class provider of quality healthcare for all.
We have five core values:
Life Healthcare is a black economic empowered (BEE) company, and one of the largest
of its kind in the country. At Life Healthcare we subscribe to our core values.
We believe that the provision of world class healthcare is achieved by working closely
with our medical professionals in delivering unparalleled quality and clinical excellence,
and by caring for the personal needs of our patients and their families.
Life Healthcare offers world class facilities, expertise and a unique focus on HEALTH
and CARE, which gives more meaning to LIFE. Our name, Life Healthcare, embodies
We are dedicated to:
Making life better.
Life Healthcare is a leading private hospital operator in South Africa and primarily
serves the market for privately insured individuals, representing approximately
eight million people. Our group provides mainly acute care, high technology private
hospital services. Our diversified healthcare business is organised into two divisions:
Our hospital division provides services primarily to the private medically insured
market and includes our core acute care hospital business, comprising general hospital
facilities of various sizes that include intensive care units (ICUs), high care
units (HCUs), operating theatres, emergency units, maternity units and cardiac units,
as well as other specialised facilities that provide either inpatient or outpatient
services in the areas of acute rehabilitation, chronic renal dialysis, mental healthcare
services and radiation and chemotherapy oncology.
Our healthcare services includes the provision of acute and long term chronic hospitalisation
services to state patients through Life Esidimeni, as well as the provision of primary
and occupational healthcare services to employer groups in commerce, industry, parastatels,
mining and correctional services, through Life Occupational Health.
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Life Healthcare’s hospital division currently owns and operates 56 acute care facilities,
with a comprehensive geographic spread in seven South African provinces and Botswana,
and also has a shareholding in an additional seven hospitals. Complementary to our
group is a support base of over 2 700 doctors and specialists. Our hospitals provide
treatment of patients for elective care and emergency care and generally provide
treatment on an inpatient basis only.
In conjunction with our supporting medical professionals, our hospitals offer access to:
Our hospitals division also includes specialised rehabilitation, renal dialysis and mental healthcare facilities:
Life Rehabilitation is the leading provider of private acute rehabilitation services
in the country, operating 229 beds – almost 50% of all private acute
rehabilitation beds in South Africa. Our units offer acute outcome driven physical
and cognitive rehabilitation for patients disabled by stroke, brain or spinal trauma
and other disabling conditions or injuries.
Life Rehabilitation operates six dedicated adult units, spread throughout four provinces.
In addition two dedicated paediatric units are based at Life Rehabilitation units in KwaZulu-Natal
and Johannesburg, respectively.
Mental healthcare is a niche line of business for our group and this specialised
care is provided at six mental healthcare treatment facilities, based in the Eastern
Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal and comprising 172 dedicated beds. These
units are either stand-alone facilities or located within our acute care hospitals,
and provide either inpatient or outpatient services.
We provide acute and chronic renal dialysis services through our network of four
facilities situated in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng, and offering 40 dialysis stations.
A fifth facility is opening at Life Mercantile Hospital in Port Elizabeth on 1 January
Life Healthcare’s state of the art high-technology private facilities are complemented
by the following related healthcare services:
Life Esidimeni (meaning ‘place of dignity’), is a fully owned subsidiary of our
group which is engaged in the largest and oldest hospital public private partnership
with the South African government. Life Esidimeni operates 12 facilities with 4
171 beds. These facilities provide mainly long term care to indigent chronically
ill patients, catering for mental health and frail care patients and patients requiring
chronic rehabilitation. Life Esidimeni also operates one district hospital providing
acute care to indigent patients.
Life Occupational Health is the country’s leading provider of contracted, on-site
occupational and primary healthcare services to large employer groups in commerce,
industry and mining, parastatals, as well as to government correctional services
facilities in South Africa. The business manages 289 customer owned clinics throughout
the country and provides healthcare services ranging from primary and occupational
healthcare to hospitalisation, for approximately 155 000 employees. Through its
Life Safety Solutions operation, the company also offers personal protective equipment
(PPE), as well as training services to its existing clients.
More than 1000 students are enrolled at the group’s Life College of Learning, which
is accredited as a higher education institution. Our college, which was established
in 1998, offers undergraduate and post graduate diplomas.
The Life College of Learning is registered as a private higher education institution
with the Department of Higher Education and Training. The College has a Continuing Professional Development(CPD) programme to ensure
compliance with nursing legislation (Act 33 of 2005) and to promote and sustain competence in the fields of nursing education, management and clinical practice.
Life Healthcare views the Life College of Learning
both as a responsible social investment in South Africa and as a strategy for addressing
our own and the country’s needs for skilled personnel.
The Life Healthcare Foundation was established in 2007. It is managed as a trust,
with company and independent trustees. Our foundation provides resources and efforts
in the health, wellness and education arenas, reflecting Life Healthcare’s purpose
of making life better for all. Most of our group’s corporate social investment is
channelled through the foundation. The foundation provides financial sponsorship,
as well as hospital and nursing services, and encourages, supporting specialists,
suppliers and other organisations with whom it has relationships to partner with
the foundation, thereby adding further impetus to its initiatives. It also collaborates
closely with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academic institutions and government
in uplifting and supporting disadvantaged communities and individuals.
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