Contact us

Physical address 22 Park Drive,
Port Elizabeth
Postal address PO Box 12996,
Port Elizabeth
Tel 041 586 2664
Fax 041 586 4944
Map Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital

Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital is a short term, crisis intervention facility which opened in 1993 to serve the mental healthcare needs of the community. It houses 35 beds for mental healthcare users, plus four emergency beds. Users are admitted on a voluntary basis for a variety of mental health conditions including substance dependence.

Users are admitted for an average of 12 to 14 days, but can stay up to 21 days. The treatment is focused on containment of the crisis the user is experiencing, stabilising with medication as well as equipping them with life skills in order to effectively cope with their situation.

We offer a safe, tranquil and therapeutic environment where users have an opportunity to reflect on their situations/problems and develop skills to manage these problems with the assistance of their psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Our permanent team consists of mental health nursing practitioners, a social worker, an occupational therapist, and a full time psychologist.

Monitoring our users’ views on all aspects of our service keeps us up to date with their needs and enable us to provide them with the best possible service at all times.

Our mental healthcare services

Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital offers a full therapeutic programme including:

  • 24 hour nursing care.
  • Arts and crafts.
  • Excercise groups.
  • Group therapy.
  • Life skills.
  • Marriage guidance and counselling.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Relaxation therapy.
  • Spiritual groups.

Please also visit the dedicated facilities page for Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital listed under hospitals (name search) on the Life Healthcare website for more information.

Supporting healthcare professionals

Dr P Crafford 041 581 3622
Dr L Gauche 041 365 0121
Dr S Prinsloo 041 581 2567
Dr I Taylor 041 581 8964
Dr R Verster 041 365 7750
Dr Z Zingela 041 463 1543

M Crafford 041 581 3622
F de Jager 041 582 3320
M Eaton 041 365 7750
G Goosen 041 581 8964
D Govender 041 451 0025
M Hopa 041 453 0264
H Minnaar 041 581 8964
L Minaar 041 373 5877
R Stewart 041 581 8145