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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,
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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...
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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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A way of life
Life The Crompton 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 The Crompton Hospital our priority is to focus on the delivery of a special brand of health and care to patients. Within a world class hospital, this unique approach is what makes the difference.
102 Crompton Street Pinetown 3610
PO Box 1466 New Germany 3620
At Life The Crompton 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 The Crompton 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 The Crompton Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.
The care delivered at Life The Crompton 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 The Crompton 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.
Our facilities include:
Due to our proximity to the major industrial areas in KwaZulu-Natal, the hospital has considerable expertise in managing industrial injuries, including follow up care.
Our close relationship with Life Occupational Health, also based in Pinetown, means that Life Healthcare can provide industry in the area with a comprehensive health service for their employees.
Medical and surgical disciplines
Adding significantly to the emergency unit is a highly sophisticated CT scanner.
Our unit offers a holistic service in respect of maternal child health care services. The obstetricians/ gynaecologists offer world class medical care, supported by our staff with state of the art equipment and comfortable, attractive facilities for moms, partners and their babies.
The labour suite is well equipped to suit all birthing preferences. For mums who choose active births we have a Jacuzzi that is available for pain relief or water births.
Our labour rooms are private and for your comfort we have birthing balls available.
To increase the relaxing atmosphere you may make use of the CD player provided in each labour ward to play your choice of music.
Our womens`s health unit offers 4 bedded, 2 bedded and private rooms. We also have a double bedded family room so your partner may share more fully in the experience.
We have a nursery situated in the unit and a fully equipped neonatal high care and intensive care unit in the hospital for babies who require additional support.
In the interest of security and infection control, visitor access is strictly controlled and entrance to the ward is monitored by CCTV.
We will be happy to offer you a guided tour of the maternity unit between 11h00 and 12h00 on weekdays. Please telephone the Women’s Health Unit to make a booking.
Exciting birth preparation classes are run on a Wednesday night at the hospital.- Birth Preparation Classes cover pregnancy and early parenting topics including understanding pregnancy, normal labour and birth, assisted delivery and practical advice, the newborn baby, bathing baby, CPR and breastfeeding.
Birth preparation classes commence at about 26 – 32 weeks into the pregnancy. To ensure a place, bookings for Birth Preparation Classes should be made early when expectant mothers are 12 to 16 weeks pregnant. To book contact Ronell Vorstman by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the birth of your baby you will receive a complimentary maternity bag with a variety of items enclosed.
The well baby clinic is available for vaccines, weight and progress monitoring of baby. The clinic offers support and advice to new parents in the early weeks after birth and as bay grows up. Assistance and advice is available with both breast feeding and bottle feeding.
A mom`s support group meets weekly, where mothers can share experiences with other mothers. These meetings are both informative and fun.
The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.
Patient and visitor information
Life The Crompton Hospital takes pride in providing you with the information you need in order to make your stay with us as pleasant and hassle-free as possible.
Accommodation in our hospital is extensive and includes:
For patients who know in advance that they will be admitted, we have a Pre-Admission clinic which gives patients the opportunity to get the formalities and pre-tests done prior to the actual date of admission.
The admission process can be made easier for you if the following guidelines are followed:
Please refer to our tariffs and discharge section below for further information.
On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays.
The following information will help to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Knowing about the facilities and various aspects of the hospital will help you to settle in more easily.
Television All private, semi-private and general wards have televisions. Earphones may be purchased from reception.
Radio Radio stations available are: Music Channel, East Cost Radio, Radio South Africa (Afrikaans), Radio Metro and 5FM.
Personal TV, radio, CD and cell phones In the interests of other patients the use of personal TV`s, radios and CD players are not allowed in the wards.
Valuables Patients are advised not to bring valuables to the hospital. Should you do so, please make use of our security safe. Whilst every effort in made to protect your belongings, the hospital will not be held responsible for any loss or damage that may occur. Please contact your charge sister or ward secretary to arrange for the security of your items. A receipt will be issued.
Toiletries The hospital supplies towels, therefore it is not necessary to bring your own. However, toiletry items such as soap, face cloths and toothbrushes are not supplied and you are kindly requested to bring these with you.
Smoking For obvious reasons, smoking is not allowed in the hospital. The only exception to this is on the patio of the restaurant or the designated smoking area on the first floor. Please ask your ward sister for directions. It is illegal to smoke in any other area of the hospital. Children under the age of 18 may not enter the designated smoking areas.
Injuries on duty (IODs)
When bringing an injured employee to the hospital, the employer must bring the following with them:
Payment of accounts
Medical aid members: A copy of the hospital invoice will be posted to the person responsible for payment, giving details of all charges raised during the patient`s period of hospitalisation. Once the account has been thoroughly checked for accuracy, a copy will be forwarded to the patient`s medical aid as a courtesy. Patients are requested to settle any charges no covered by medical aid (eg. telephone calls) at the time of departure. The patient is requested to check medical aid details, as it is his or her responsibility to ensure that the medical aid has received and paid the account.
Private patients: A deposit is required before the patient will be admitted to the hospital. The amount of the deposit is an estimation of the final account. The final account must be settled before the patient leaves the hospital. Arrangements in this regard can be made with the administration department.
We encourage patients to check their account and to address any queries with the administration department.
A copy of the invoice will be given or posted to the person responsible for payment of the account, depending on the patient’s preference.
In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care, we monitor our service to our patients on an ongoing basis. On discharge patients are asked to complete a questionnaire regarding all aspects of their hospital stay. Participation is voluntary but we value your feedback. Your suggestions and criticisms will help us to improve our services and make the hospital experience a bit easier for tomorrow`s patients. We also welcome patients or relatives who wish to voice any suggestions or concerns and will ensure that all complaints are investigated promptly and action taken to resolve the problem, and prevent recurrence.
Alternatively you may wish to e-mail us at email@example.com.
We welcome our patient`s visitors as we know what a difference the support of family and friends can make.
Visiting hours are as follows:
General wards and High Care
Children are welcome however adult supervision is a prerequisite. It is advisable that children under the age of 12 do not visit our general wards. Younger children must be kept quiet and under control at all times to avoid inconvenience to other patients.
Visitors to patients in the ICU are restricted to the patient’s immediate family and no children under the age the age of twelve are permitted in the unit.
No children under the age the age of twelve are permitted in the unit.
Women`s health centre
Fathers may visit at any time between 10h00 to 20h00. It is requested, however, that rest time between 12h30 and 14h00 be observed.
Open visiting Grandparents and siblings extra time from 16h00 to 16h30. Baby`s grandparents, brothers and sisters may stay on after 16h00 until 16h30 after other visitors have left. Babies will be brought out for a special sharing time.
Open visiting is from 15h00 to 16h00 and 19h00 to 20h00, during which mothers, if able, are invited to show their babies to their visitors. If mothers are not able to do so, babies will be shown between 19h30 and 20h00 by staff. We request children of friends and relatives do not visit.
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