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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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Illovo 2196, South Africa
011 219 9000
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A way of life
Life St James Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating 63 acute care facilities across the country.
Life Healthcare is recognised throughout the health industry for its high calibre healthcare professionals and excellent facilities.
We believe delivery of world class healthcare is achieved through a combination of unparalleled quality and clinical excellence; along with a true focus on the personal needs of our patients and their families.
Every day we subscribe to the core values of the Life Healthcare group, while individually striving to continually improve facilities, standards and technology.
At Life St James Hospital our priority is to focus on the delivery of a special brand of health and care to patients.
36 St James Road Southernwood East London 5201
At Life St James Hospital we understand that we have a responsibility to meet the expectations of those who are entrusted to our care as well as the expectations of their loved ones.
This realisation enables us to ensure that we focus on an experience of care for everybody who visits or is admitted to one of our hospitals or healthcare facilities.
All Life St James Hospital staff participate in ongoing quality training ‘Q to the power of e’. Here we each come to appreciate the importance of quality in delivery of service and to embrace caring principles of empathy, ethics, excellence, energy and empowerment.
Results of ongoing patient satisfaction surveys tell us that a stay at Life St James Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.
The care delivered at Life St James Hospital extends into the community.
Our employees at all levels actively participate in community initiatives to improve the quality of life in surrounding areas.
At Life St James Hospital everything we do is focused on the delivery of high quality treatment and special, unique standards of care - whether for routine or more serious procedures.
Life St James Hospital has 28 beds and 4 theatres and caters mainly for day patients and, where necessary, patients are accommodated overnight.
The excellent quality of services offered by the hospital complements those provided by its sister hospitals in the city - Life St Dominic`s Hospital and Life East London Private Hospital.
Medical and surgical disciplines
The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.
The telephone details of the doctors are listed below and are categorised in accordance with their specialty. They are contactable Monday to Friday, between 09:00 and 17:00.
Patient and visitor information
At Life St James Hospital, we take pride in providing you with information and pre-operative counselling, so that your recuperation with us is pleasant and hassle-free.
If there is any further information that you or your family require regarding our hospital and our services, please feel free to contact us.
Accommodation available at our hospital is either in general or semi-private rooms.
The following items are required for admission:
A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years.
Patients not booked into a suite are welcome to bring their own television sets
Mothers or fathers whose children are admitted as patients are welcome to stay at their bedside at all times.
We understand how stressful it is to be booked into hospital for surgery, particularly when you have never been a patient in a hospital before. This is why we have two pre-admission centres to assist you with your admission. The centres streamline the admission process and assist to allay the fears of patients by providing information on the surgery to be performed. Pre-authorisation is also obtained from the medical aids.
The clinics are situated at:
We especially welcome any suggestions our patients may have. If you have any suggestions for us, please send us an e-mail at Ailsa.Thorpe@lifehealthcare.co.za
St James Hospital charges medical aid / medical scheme rates. Private patients will be required to pay a deposit on admission, and to settle the balance of their accounts on discharge. Patients who are members of certain medical aids may also have to make a co-payment on admission. For more details regarding tariffs and payment, please contact the hospital`s accounts department.
We welcome all of our patients’ visitors, as we know what a difference the support of close family and friends can make. In light of this, we also have to be aware of the rest that all of our patients require and we have thus provided for visitors to visit our hospitals only at certain designated times and these are:
Life Occupational Health
Training & Development
Life Healthcare Foundation
Code of Ethics
Results & Reports
Share Price Information
News & Media
Acute Rehabilitation Services
Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
Hyperbaric Oxygen Services
Mental Health Services
Renal Dialysis Services
Quality and Clinical Excellence
Clinical Governance Committee
Quality management system
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