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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
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63 facilities in 7 provinces, of which 51 are acute care. Read more...
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A way of life
As a member of Life Healthcare, Life Orthopaedic Hospital is a dedicated super-specialised orthopaedic hospital providing quality care for orthopaedic patients. It incorporates the experience of super-specialist orthopaedic surgeons and allied professionals with a team approach to the management of orthopaedic conditions.
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 as part of the Life Healthcare group we subscribe to its unique core values, while individually striving to continually improve facilities, standards and technology.
At Life Orthopaedic 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. We also have the continued involvement of the Pallottine Sisters who are available to provide spiritual counselling. This helps us to maintain our position as one of the top hospitals in the country.
TheatresThe state of the art theatre complex is equipped with the latest technology for all aspects of orthopaedic surgery. Dedicated teams of surgical nursing staff ensure efficiency, continuity and a high standard of care in theatre.
High careThe high care unit situated adjacent to the theatre complex allows for individual monitoring of post-operative patients following more major procedures. Patients with major medical conditions are individually cared for by the highly trained nursing staff and doctors are close on hand to deal with any emergencies.
WardThe 36-bed ward is geared for orthopaedic patients and the orthopaedically trained nursing staff provides high quality of care. Protocols for management of each orthopaedic specialty ensure that staff is well versed in the requirements of all post-operative patients. A physiotherapy suite conveniently situated within the ward allows easy access for post-operative mobilisation of patients.
Life Support UnitLife Vincent Pallotti Hospital possesses a Life Support Unit – a free medical emergency response service to Pinelands, the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town CBD and surrounding communities. This service comprises a dedicated response vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, staffed by advanced life support trained paramedics, who are able to respond to medical emergencies 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. All a resident has to do is call 0860 532 532 and a paramedic will be dispatched to attend to the situation.
It is to be noted that International SOS receives all calls and should the paramedic already be attending another incident, another service provider will be dispatched to attend the situation.
RadiologyThe fully digitalised radiology suite allows a quicker service to patients and X-rays are sent directly via intranet to the surgeons’ rooms. An open MRI will be installed in the near future, allowing for high quality scans at lower cost. The open scanner does not have the enclosed tunnel and is therefore more suitable for claustrophobic patients.
Coffee bar and loungeA coffee bar and lounge provide light meals and an area for patients and their visitors to relax.
Orthotics shopThe orthotics shop located opposite reception in the main foyer is stocked with all the appliances required for orthopaedic patients, and is manned by qualified orthotists.
SurgeonsThe surgeons are all super-specialised and only practice in their specific field of orthopaedic surgery. Most are associated with the University of Cape Town’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Groote Schuur and are involved in teaching and research. Different surgical units include hip and knee arthroplasty, knee and sports injuries, foot, ankle and paediatric orthopaedics, shoulder and elbow, hand and upper limb, spinal, tumour and reconstructive surgery, and trauma orthopaedics.
Conference facilitiesAn elegant conference facility provides an ideal setting for clinical meetings and is linked to the theatre complex, enabling video conferencing for post-graduate teaching.
Associated unitsThe hospital is linked to the Orthopaedic Sports Clinic at the Sports Science Institute.
The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.
Our team of doctors is among the best in the region. If you need to contact any of our doctors, they will be happy to assist you.
The telephone details of the doctors have been listed below. They are contactable from Monday to Friday, between 09h00 and 17h00.
Patient and visitor information
At Life Orthopaedic Hospital, we take pride in providing you with information that you will need in order to make your stay with us a pleasant and hassle-free experience.
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 in our hospital is extensive and includes:
Patients select meals from a menu, and special dietary needs are catered for.
The following items are required for admission:
A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years.
Day patients undergoing surgery under anaesthetic should arrange for transport from the hospital. It is not advisable to drive for 24 hours following an anaesthetic.
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For pre-admission, please contact Joey Bezant (021) 506 4035 fax 086 676 0925 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care, we monitor our service to patients on an ongoing basis. On discharge patients are asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their stay in hospital. Participation is voluntary, but it does assist management in addressing any problems and improving our service. We especially welcome any suggestions you may have.
No visiting will be allowed outside visiting hours.
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