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A way of life

In September 2014, the renowned Life Claremont and Life Kingsbury hospitals, part of the Life Healthcare Group of hospitals have officially been amalgamated as the Life Kingsbury hospital.

Life Claremont hospital, now known as Kingsbury Suites will be renovated and developed into the Life Peninsula Eye hospital, additional consulting rooms for doctors ,a retail pharmacy and will house the well-established Diabetic and Wellness clinic run by Dr Tracey Van Rensburg.

The amalgamation of the two hospitals has been a long-term goal and has been accompanied by extensive renovations to better accommodate our patients and create a holistic healing environment.

Our 24 hour Emergency Unit has also been upgraded and moved to Life Kingsbury hospital entrance for easy access and convenience, this now offers a 24/7 medical service and is hotlined to our very own paramedic response car, offering onsite paramedic services in any emergency.

Life Kingsbury 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.

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 Kingsbury 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 and helps us to maintain our position as one of the top hospitals in the country.

Contact us

Physical address

Wilderness Road

Postal address

P O Box 23905

Telephone 021 670 4000
Fax 021 683 5138
Map Life Kingsbury Hospital


Our management can be contacted through our Hospital’s reception desk or through e-mail.

Position Name
Hospital Manager Christine Malan
Nursing Manager Hester du Toit
Finance & Administration Manager Howen Makok
Human Resources Manager Karen Hitzeroth
Patient Services Manager Jan Oliver
Pharmacy Manager Hushendree Naicker
Services Manager Shaun Lawrence
Nursing Standards Manager Moilwa Mokhutsoane
Hospital Engineering Manager Thembisile Mdini
Marketing & Communications Co-Ordinator Olivia Carney

Our team

At Life Kingsbury 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 hospital.

All our staff at Life Kingsbury 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 Kingsbury Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver. The care delivered at Life Kingsbury 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 Kingsbury Hospital we offer a comprehensive range of medical and surgical disciplines. Everything we do is focused on the delivery of high quality treatment and unique standards of care whether for routine, more serious or extensive procedures. Ur sophisticated facilities include the following:

  • 227 beds and 12 theatres
  • A 14 bed general intensive care unit, equipped with leading diagnostic and monitoring facilities
  • A 5 bed high care unit
  • A radiology facility, with a comprehensive range of sophisticated diagnostic equipment including a MRI and CT scanner
  • A state of the art vascular theatre and support facilities including a vascular/ neuro ward
  • A 28 bed maternity unit with well-appointed wards and video security facilities. This unit is ably supported by a mother and baby clinic which provides support to the mother after delivery
  • 4 delivery rooms supported by advanced obstetric and neo natal care on demand
  • A 12 bed neonatal unit complete with state of the art monitoring and life support equipment to cater for any neonatal emergency
  • A paediatric ward with two ICU beds and two high care beds, equipped with leading diagnostic and monitoring facilities, providing the best possible environment for our youngest patients
  • An on-site breast feeding consultant who does daily ward rounds
  • A specialised gastrointestinal surgical ward
  • An endoscopy service
  • A Bariatric surgery unit
  • An orthopaedic unit committed to joint replacement specialised surgery, including the treatment of hand, foot, knee, back and neck
  • 24-hour accident and emergency unit with doctor on duty 24/7, and full specialist cover
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hospital

Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardio Thoracic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastro intestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Neurology
  • High care
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Intensive care
  • Internal medicine
  • Maxillo-Facial surgery
  • Neonatal High care
  • Neonatal Intensive care
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Ancillary services shared at the Medical Village:

  • Biokinetics
  • Dietetics
  • Foetal assessment
  • Fertility treatment
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pelvic Floor dysfunction unit
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Stomal therapy

Specialist facilities

Obesity Surgery

Obesity is a serious condition associated with multiple problems like:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep Disorders

Life Kingsbury Hospital offers obesity surgery in the form of a multidisciplinary team – The Chrysalis Clinic.

The Chrysalis Clinic takes a holistic approach to obesity and weight loss. We look at the patient`s history and current health status. We combine the skills and professional inputs of a team of specialists, considering all the options, and the safest, most realistic way forward for the patient.

It`s important to understand that significant weight loss is a process. It involves long term commitment, patience, endurance and trust in the team. But the challenge is made a lot more manageable when the patients have the support of your own mentor and a whole team of professionals. Non – surgical options are considered first, involving a combination of dietetic treatment, exercise, pharmacological treatment and psychotherapy. You will be assessed by an endocrinologist/physician, a dietician, a surgeon, a biokineticist and a psychiatrist or psychologist from the Chrysalis Clinic team.

Click here for more information.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Unit in Cape Town was established to provide information and treatment options for conditions resulting from pelvic floor dysfunction, including incontinence, constipation and rectal prolapse. Pelvic floor diseases or disorders have a huge negative impact on patients - physically, psychologically and socially. It is important to know that there are millions of sufferers out there and there is no need to suffer the symptoms in silence. The Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Unit brings together health care professionals with years of experience in treating pelvic dysfunction; surgeons recognized for their experience and skill in this specialized surgery and the most technologically advanced medical and surgical equipment to advise and treat patients, and make their lives worth living again. The website provides advice, contacts and an opportunity to make an anonymous enquiry.

Click here for more information.

The team consists of:

  • A nursing sister
  • A team of five biokineticists
  • A dietician
  • Three health psychologists
  • A specialist physician with an interest in cardiac disease and cardiac rehabilitation, oversee the total program.

Our aim is to bring the unfit and at risk patients back to peak fitness so as to minimize the likelihood of a cardiac incidence or relapse.

Click here for more information.

Supporting doctors

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

Life Kingsburg Hospital partners with a number of top-class medical specialists. To obtain contact information on a certain specialist, such as address, telephone and fax numbers, make use of the following details.

Name Contact number

Claremont Audiology 021 683 1393

Dr Carol Jeffery 082 685 1629

Colorectal & Surgical Gastroenterologist
Dr M Elliott 021 683 7003
Prof R Baigrie 021 683 3893

Dr L Krause 021 683 4580
Dr R Lehloenya 021 671 0999
Dr S Christians 021 671 0999

Diabetes Wellness Centre
Dr Tracy van Rensburg 021 674 1431

Claire McMahon 021 683 4858
Gina Fourie 021 683 4858
Jean Mills 021 683 4858
Rochez OGrady 021 683 4858
Sarah Gouws 021 683 4858

Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr G Kroukamp 021 674 0885
Dr J Steer 021 797 4245
Dr Michael Molyneaux 021 201 8709 / 021 670 4329
Prof J Fagan 021 674 3353

Emergency Unit
ER Consulting INC 021 670 4180

Dr H Kaplan 021 674 2086
Dr W May 021 674 6414

Dr A Cariem 021 683 7001
Dr J Wright 021 683 4600

General practitioner(s)
Dr C de la Harpe 021 683 6810
Dr J Millar 021 683 6810
Dr P Sandell 021 683 6810

General surgeon(s)
Dr A Ndhluni 021 683 3893
Dr B Maree 021 683 3893
Dr C McGuire 021 671 9600
Dr I Marr 021 674 0107
Dr K Brice 021 683 3893
Dr M Hampton(General and breast surgeon) 021 683 3893
Dr M Hewat 021 683 3893
Dr M van Rensburg 021 532 2118
Dr S Cullis 021 683 3893
Prof R Baigrie 021 683 3893

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & GIT Surgeon
Dr M Hewat 021 683 3893

Maxillofacial and oral surgeon(s)
Dr B Berezowski 021 797 7252
Dr C Greeff 021 671 7517
Dr M Ostrofsky 021 683 8954
Dr R Hendricks 021 671 5040

Dr R Tribe 021 671 3197

Dr S Kesler 021 683 3033

Dr J Hill 021 674 1257
Dr WA Liebenberg 021 300 1023 / 021 863 1665

Nuclear physician(s)
Dr P Botha 021 683 0535

Obstetricians & gynaecologist(s)
Dr A Newham 021 671 7052
Dr Carol Thomas (*Gynaecology patients only) 021 671 1738
Dr D Swan(*Gynaecology patients only) 021 683 1727
Dr G Groenewald 021 671 0347
Dr Kerry Sherwood 021 671 9692
Dr Laura Graves 021 671 4005
Dr Lynette Jansen-Olarogun 021 683 0370
Dr Manasri Naiker 021 674 0376
Dr P Alberts 021 671 2492
Dr P Barnard (*Gynaecology patients only) 021 671 9080
Dr P Zinn 021 683 0453
Dr Paula Penkin 021 683 1785
Dr S Reddy (*Gynaecology patients only) 021 683 6372
Dr S Sandler (*Gynaecology patients only) 021 674 3128
Dr Sarah Shanahan 021 683 1798
Dr Ursula Botha 021 671 4050
Prof A Alperstein (*Gynaecology patients only) 021 683 1724

Occupational therapist(s)
Carmelita Barron 083 324 8189

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr A Demblon 021 683 7315
Dr C Edelstein 021 671 4615
Dr C White (Hip and knee) 021 683 6037
Dr Christelle van der Watt (Shoulder) 021 555 0530
Dr G McCollum (Foot and ankle) 021 671 6213
Dr J May (Hip and knee) 021 671 5651
Dr J Watt (Spine) 021 670 4357
Dr L Stewart (Hip and knee) 021 683 6037
Dr M Nortje (Hip and knee) 021 671 6213
Dr R Harvey 021 671 6160
Dr S Loots 021 671 4575

Paediatric surgeon(s)
Dr A Millar 021 670 4515
Dr S Singh 021 722 0050

Dr A Puterman 021 683 4454
Dr A Wewege 021 761 3408
Dr Hedi van der Watt 021 761 3408
Dr J Buckley 021 797 2087
Dr Lara Smith 021 761 3408
Dr M Bailey 021 674 0933
Dr N Samadi 021 761 3408

Ampath 021 683 9511
Lancet Laboratories 021 673 1700
Pathcare 021 674 2643
Pathcare DSP 021 671 1156

Dr P Wolfaardt 021 683 4802

Dr Asheen Haripersad 021 671 0383
Dr D Verster-Cohen 021 683 1704 / 4970
Dr E Pretorius 021 674 6417
Dr J Turner 021 683 4770
Dr Laila Suleman 021 671 1815
Dr P Whitfield 021 683 6775

Dr R Tribe 021 671 3197

Ashraf Natha & Associates 021 671 6707
Celia Smith & Associates 021 671 5300
Corina Avni 021 683 1174
Ellenberger, Gorman & Associates 021 823 8779

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s)
Dr A Landau 021 674 0775
Dr B Price 021 683 6544
Dr C Price 021 683 6544
Dr F Duminy 021 683 3048
Dr G Dos Passos 021 671 0942
Dr K Adams 021 671 0942
Dr K Cronwright 021 671 6024
Dr W Smith 021 683 3048

Dr Z Patel 021 671 8951

Dr M Mausling 021 670 4330
Dr M Young 021 671 5193

Kingsbury Radiology 021 683 4567

Reproductive medicine specialists (Cape Fertility Clinic)
Dr Dhansay 021 683 3893
Dr Lizle Oosthuizen 021 683 7083
Dr P Le Roux 021 674 2088
Dr S Heylen 021 674 2088
Dr Tamtam Matebese 021 674 2088

Thoracic surgeon(s)
Prof M de Groot 021 674 6416

Dr C Moolman 021 683 1974
Dr L Aldera 021 683 1974
Dr P Govender 021 683 1974
Dr T Borchers 021 683 1974

Uterine Fibroid Embolisation
Dr G Sudwarts 021 434 0180

Vascular surgeon(s)
Dr B Natha 021 683 3893
Dr J Tunnicliffe 021 683 3893
Dr M Forlee 021 683 3893
Dr P Matley 021 683 3893

Patient and visitor information

At Life Kingsbury Hospital, we take pride in providing you information that you 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 at our hospital is extensive and includes:

  • Day beds
  • Private wards
  • General wards
  • High care units
  • Intensive care units

We also offer TVs in all of our wards. If any patient requires earphones, these can be obtained at reception.

Private wards are all en-suite and an a la carte menu is available.


Our admission process can be made much easier for you, if the following simple guidelines are followed.

  • Medical aid patients should check with their medical aid / scheme prior to admission to obtain pre-authorisation, if deemed necessary by the medical aid / scheme.
  • Patients have to present their medical aid card and identity document on admission. Persons under the age of 18 have to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • To speed up admission, a pre-admission form is available from the resident doctor`s rooms and the hospital`s reception, and should be either handed through to the hospital`s reception or faxed through to us prior to hospitalisation. Please click here to find our contact details.
  • Also refer to the “Tariffs” and “Discharge” sections below, for more information on prepayment and payment procedures.


On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays. You will be given a pink discharge card to hand in at the reception desk in the foyer as you leave. When you hand this in, your account will be finalised immediately.

Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

Our public relations officer serves as a link between the hospital, patients, doctors and staff. Should you need any assistance please contact the officer at the reception desk of our hospital.

Service monitoring

In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care, we monitor our service to patients on an ongoing basis. Throughout their stay, patients are asked to complete questionnaires 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 to


  • 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.

For account queries and statement requests please email the credit managers below:

Visitor Information

To facilitate the patient’s healing and recovery, we believe in integrating the patient’s loved ones into their day. However in the interest of our patient’s wellbeing, we do enforce visiting times, limitations to the number of visitors per patient, and age restriction regulations for children. Children who are 12 years of age old and in good health are welcome to visit; we encourage children who are younger to wait in the reception area, if they are supervised by an adult. Alternatively, please contact the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge to make arrangements to visit.

All visitors are required to kindly report to Reception first when visiting outside of these visiting hours. A maximum limit of two visitors per patient (for all wards) is enforced to allow for the privacy of our patients.

General Wards: GIT, Medical and Surgical 1 to 4

Afternoons: 15:00 - 16:00
Evenings: 19:15 - 20:15

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Care (HC) Unit

Mornings: 11h00 – 12h00 (At the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge)
Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00 Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15
(Additional visits allowed at the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge).
No children under 12 allowed.

Maternity Ward
Husband/Partner and immediate siblings may visit anytime between 10h00 and 20h00 except during the rest period of 13h00 – 15h00. (This will be at the discretion of the Unit Manager/Sister in Charge).
Grandparents only: 11h00 – 12h00
Family and friends may only visit between:
Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15

Neonatal ICU (NICU)

Parents: open visiting time. Grandparents may pay a short visit to their grandchild over weekends between 15h00 and 16h00, at the discretion of the Registered Nurse in charge of the shift. We discourage visiting by anyone who is ill, has been ill, or who has been exposed to illness in the past two weeks. Parents who are ill are to inform staff and will be provided with a mask.

Paediatric Ward

Afternoons: 15h00 – 16h00
Evenings: 19h15 – 20h15
Parents and grandparents: open visiting time


Kindly be advised that Life Kingsbury Hospital is not a smoke-friendly facility; please be sure to make alternative arrangements for your hospitalisation, such as: Nicotine gum, Nicotine patches etc. Our primary focus is to render patient care, and will not be able to escort patients to go smoke. By law, no smoking is allowed 10 meters from any entrance on the hospital premises; patrons and patients are to please enquire about the designated smoking area. We furthermore do not make allowances for smoking of the electronic (vapour) cigarette in the hospital. Please note, should anyone be found in violation of the smoking regulations, s/he will be fined. For help to quit, phone 011 720 3145.