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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...
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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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Illovo 2196, South Africa
011 219 9000
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A way of life
Life Piet Retief Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating 60 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 Piet Retief 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.
At Life Piet Retief 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 our hospitals.
All Life Piet Retief Hospital staff participates 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 Piet Retief Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.
The care delivered at Life Piet Retief Hospital extends into the community. We actively participate in community initiatives to improve the quality of life in surrounding areas.
Everything we do is focused on delivery of high quality treatment and unique standards of care - whether for routine, more serious or extensive procedures.
Life Piet Retief Hospital makes provision for the treatment of surgical, medical, paediatric and day patients. It also offers obstetrics.
Our modern facilities include:
Medical and surgical disciplines
Accident and emergency unit
Our accident and emergency unit has a modern equipped resuscitation room and is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The unit is managed a local GP practice who works in partnership with our hospital. The unit is also supported by a private ambulance service. A doctor is on call 24 hours a day. Sophisticated diagnostic facilities are available as a part of the quality of service. The unit can be contacted directly on 017 826 9208.
We have a modern maternity unit at Life Piet Retief Hospital. The first immunisation, in hospital, is included in your hospital fee. A baby registration service is offered by the department of home affairs.
The father of the baby is welcome any time until 20h00. Siblings of the baby are allowed one visit per stay to meet the new baby and grandparents are allowed during normal visiting hours.
Please note that no children (other than the siblings of the baby) will be allowed in the maternity unit.
The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.
Patient and visitor information
We would like to make sure that you have all the information you need in order to make your hospitalisation as pleasant and hassle-free as possible. 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 at our hospital is extensive and includes:
Private wards are all en-suite. An a la carte menu is available.
Our admission process can be made much easier for you, if the following simple guidelines are followed:
To speed up admission, a pre-admission form is available from the doctor`s rooms and the hospital’s reception. Once it is completed, please hand it in at the hospital’s reception or fax it through to the hospital prior to hospitalisation. Please click here to find our contact details.
Daryl van Deventer serves as a link between the hospital, patients, doctors and staff. Should you need any assistance please contact her at the reception desk of our hospital.
If you are from out of town, a list of accommodation near the hospital (for family members) can be supplied.
On being discharged from the hospital – do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays. You will be given a white discharge card to hand in at the reception desk in the foyer as you leave.
What to bring
What not to bring
In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care; we monitor our service to patients on an ongoing basis. During their stay patients are asked to complete an electronic questionnaire regarding their stay at the hospital. Participation is voluntary, but this will assist the hospital’s management to address any issues and improve our service to you.
We especially welcome any suggestions our patients may have. If you have any suggestions for us, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Patients belonging to a registered medical aid fund
Hospital tariffs are charged according to the benefit scale. Some medical aid funds do require their members to make a co-payment.
We recommend that you get the following information from your medical aid prior to authorisation:
Patients not belonging to a medical aid fund (private patients)
An advance payment equalling the estimated costs of your account will be payable on admission. Please contact the hospital reception regarding any enquiries about your hospitalisation.
The hospital account does not include any other incurred costs e.g. for services rendered by your doctor, anaesthetist, radiologist, pathologist, etc. Please contact the hospital regarding advance payments prior to your admission. For more information with regard to costs for private patients, please contact G Britz on 017 826 9200.
We welcome all of our patients` visitors, as we know what a difference the support of close family and friends can make. However, we also have to be aware of the rest that all of our patients require thus we have certain designated times that loved ones can visit patients:
Further to this, other rules apply with respect to visitors and these are:
Visitors are restricted to two per patient at a time. Children are welcome, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that in specialised units such as the maternity ward – other visitation rules apply – please see the maternity section for more information.
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