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A way of life

Life Hunterscraig Private 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.

Everyday we subscribe to the core values of the Life Healthcare group, while individually striving to continually improve facilities, standards and technology.

At Life Hunterscraig Private 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.

Contact us

Physical address

22 Park Drive
Port Elizabeth

Postal address

P O Box 12439

Telephone 041 507 9500
Fax 041 586 4944


Our management can be contacted through our hospital`s reception desk or through e-mail.

Position Name
Hospital Manager Alex Daneel
Nursing Manager Carolyn Reynolds
Finance and Admin Manager Liam Lawson
Pharmacy Manager Cathy Lindeijer
Case Administrator Shantel Moss
Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator Yolandi Shaw
Quality & Safety Support Specialist Liza Hobday
Human Resources Manager Zandile Siyata

Our team

At Life Hunterscraig Private 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 Hunterscraig Private 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 Hunterscraig Private Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.

The care delivered at Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital extends into the community.

Our employees at all levels actively participate in community initiatives to improve the quality of life in surrounding areas.

Our facilities

At Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital everything we do is focused on the delivery of high quality treatment and special, unique standards of care.

This 41 bed facility is a short-term admission psychiatric hospital, treating in-patients as well as day patients. The principle forms of therapy used at the clinic are crisis counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and life skills training.

A high care facility is available for seriously ill patients and therapeutic programmes are conducted in small groups. Specialised treatment is provided for specific illnesses such as anxiety disorders, depression and substance dependence.

Supporting doctors

The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.

Name Contact number

Dr A Groenewald 041 811 0174
Dr I Taylor 041 581 8964
Dr L Gauche 041 365 0121
Dr M de Vries 041 364 2790
Dr N Reddy 041 451 2928
Dr P Crafford 041 581 3622
Dr R Verster 041 365 7750
Dr S Prinsloo 041 581 2567

Patient and visitor information

In order to create a therapeutic environment for all patients, it is necessary to have a set of rules in place.

  • Right of admission to the hospital is reserved.
  • All medication/sharp objects must be handed to nursing staff on admission.
  • No firearms are allowed on the premises.
  • All personal information is kept strictly confidential.
  • There is limited access to the bedrooms. Patients of the opposite sex, and visitors are not allowed in the bedrooms.
  • Smoking is restricted to certain areas.
  • Visitors are restricted to 3 adults and only the patient’s children are permitted to visit during visiting hours.


Please ensure that you bring the following items with you when you are being admitted:

  • Casual and comfortable clothing
  • Nightwear
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towels
  • Medication
  • Medical Aid card
  • ID Documents
  • Money for tuck shop

A parent or legal guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years.


  • Follow-up appointments must be made with your psychiatrist / psychologist / social worker
  • We do have support a group every Wednesday at Life St George’s Hospital. Contact Life Hunterscraig Private Hospital on 041 586 2664 for more information.

Service monitoring

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 at the hospital. Participation is voluntary, but this will assist the hospital management to address any problems and improve our service to you.

We especially welcome any suggestions our patients may have. If you have any suggestions for us, please send us an e-mail at


  • Our hospital charges patients at medical aid / medical scheme rates.
  • A prepayment is required on hospitalisation, from patients not covered by medical aid or a medical scheme.
  • It is recommended that private patients contact the hospital’s accounts department prior to admission to establish the estimated hospital cost.
  • Patients requesting accommodation in private wards will be requested to pay the private ward rate on admission.

Visiting hours

We welcome all of our patients` visitors, as we know what a difference the support of close family and friends can make.

In light of this, we also have to be aware of the rest that all of our patients require and we have thus provided for visitors to visit our hospitals only at certain designated times and these are:

Every day from 15:30 - 16:30 and 19:00 - 20:00

Further to this, other rules apply with respect to visitors and these are:

  • Visitors are restricted to three per patient at a time.
  • Only patient’s children are permitted during visiting hours.
  • Children of all ages are welcome but they must have an adult supervising them.
  • The security guard may do a random search on all visitors’ belongings. This is to ensure the safety of all our patients.