Contact us

Physical address 22 Park Drive,
Central,
Port Elizabeth
6001
Postal address PO Box 12996,
Centrahil,
Port Elizabeth
6006
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 41 beds for mental healthcare users. 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 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, occupational therapists,social worker and nurses.

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.
  • Care.

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

Psychiatrist(s)
Dr P Crafford 041 581 3622
Dr M de Vries 041 364 2790
Dr L Gauche 041 365 0121
Dr A Groenewald 078 041 5436
Dr S Prinsloo 041 581 2567
Dr N Reddy 041 451 2928
Dr I Taylor 041 581 8964
Dr R Verster 041 365 7750