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A way of life

Life The Glynnwood 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 The Glynnwood 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

33 - 35 Harrison Street

Postal address

P O Box 635

Telephone 011 741 5000
Fax 011 422 2938
Map Life The Glynnwood


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

Position Name
Hospital Manager Hendrik Swartz
Nursing Manager Sophie Sibisi
Admin & Financial Manager Nomsa Vilane
Patient Services Manager - Admin Yvonne Bredenhann
Pharmacy Manager Andrea Ferreira
Services Manager Vishika Singh
Maintenance Manager Willie Goosen
Marketing & communications Manager Bonnie Whiffler
Human Resources Manager Ugeshnee Govender
Nursing Standards Manager Thea Mouton
Hospital Manager`s Secretary Melanie Bezuidenhout
Quality Manager Chrismar Hattingh

Our team

At Life The Glynnwood 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 other healthcare facilities.

All Life The Glynnwood 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.

Our facilities

Our modern, sophisticated facilities include:

  • 323 beds and 10 theatres
  • A fully integrated cardiac unit including a cardiac catheterization facility with sophisticated x-ray, monitoring facilities and cardiac theatres
  • A 5 bed neuro ICU
  • A 11 bed ICU
  • A 18 bed high care unit
  • A 5 bed Paediatric ICU
  • A renal dialysis unit
  • A radiology facility, with a comprehensive range of sophisticated diagnostic equipment including:
    • CT scanner
    • MRI scanner and x-rays
    • Mammography
  • Our 24-hour trauma and emergency unit is manned 24x7x365 and supported around the clock by resident specialists. A 30-bed maternity unit with well-appointed wards and secure facilities
  • A 13 bed neonatal unit complete with state-of-the-art monitoring and life support equipment providing the best possible environment for our smallest patients
  • Our oncology unit employs both chemo and radiation therapy in a holistic fashion. The centre uses the most advanced treatment modalities available
  • 80 bed psychiatric facility (Life Glynnview)

Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Chronic & acute renal dialysis
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • ENT surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Maxillofacial & oral surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Ancillary services:

  • Breastfeeding clinic
  • Counselling
  • Depression and anxiety support group
  • Diabetics support group
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy and Biokinetics
  • Sessional suites with consulting rooms
  • Social worker
  • Stress management workshops
  • Travel clinic
  • Wound clinic

Specialist facilities

We trust that the information on this Web Site will provide answers to questions you may have regarding your confinement and hospital stay.

Specialised Care Units

  • Neonatal ICU / high care unit
  • 5 Bed Paediatric ICU

Support Services

  • Welcome Baby maternity program
  • BCG & Polio drops - 1st doses

We opened our first cardiac catheterisation laboratory in 1995 and since then we have upgraded and expanded our facilities and services in order to continuously offer our patients the five-star service for which we are renowned.

Health awareness initiatives
Life The Glynnwood has built up a reputation for its efforts in promoting preventive healthcare to the general public. In particular, our efforts are focused around education on the prevention of cardiac disease, HIV/Aids, Breast Cancer & Mental Health.

Cardiac Services

  • Angiograms
  • Cardiac catheterisation procedures
  • Care following a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or other cardiac failure
  • Coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (including Midcab and Off-pump techniques)
  • Implantation of stents & pacemakers

Supporting doctors

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

We consider our team of doctors to be of the best in the region. Should you need to contact any of them, please contact their rooms for an appointment.

The telephone details of the doctors have been listed below. The doctors have been alphabetically categorized according to their specialty.

Name Contact number

Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr JS Brink 011 421 9156
Dr M Davidson 011 420 1065
Dr S Davis 011 421 2285

Dr Goncalves 011 462 5113
Dr H Rost 011 421 8299
Dr J McKibbin 011 884 4564
DR N Maharaj 011 421 0123
Dr R Jardine 011 425 2939
Dr V Grigorov 011 422 2373

Clinical and Radiation Oncologist
Dr L Bassa 011 741 5571 / 5573
Dr Y Ramdas 011 741 5571 / 5573

Dr R Newaj 011 922 1565

Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr A Khan 011 741 5123
Dr G Carter 011 422 3060
Dr G Fung 011 422 3060

N Mahyoodeen 011 741 5123

General practitioner(s)
Dr P Marais 011 421 8923
Dr W van Niekerk 011 421 9771

Dr A Griffiths 011 880 0136
Dr B Madlener 011 880 0136
Dr G De Wet 011 880 0136
Dr G Katzman 011 880 0136
Dr J Steynberg 011 880 0136
Dr L Brannigan 011 880 0136
Dr M Eager 011 880 0136
Dr R Morgan 011 880 0136
Dr S Toich 011 880 0136
Dr W Robertson 011 880 0136

Maxillofacial surgeon(s)
Dr H Strydom 011 425 3329

Dr S Wadee 011 422 3903
Dr V Rekhviashvili 011 422 3903
Dr Z Gangat 011 422 3903

Dr I Martinus 011 845 3584

Dr A Shazhad 011 741 5302
Dr E Branca 011 422 3720
Dr J Stegmann 011 420 1814

Obstetricians & gynaecologist(s)
Dr B Jacobs 011 421 5261 / 2
Dr C Khoza 011 420 2580
Dr E Wethmar(Gynae-oncology/non-obstetrics) 011 421 1150
Dr J Shava 011 422 6507
Dr K Essel 011 421 0767
Dr S Dawood 011 420 1870
Dr Y Dasoo 011 420 1853
Dr Z Nene 011 422 1280

Dr E Retter 011 462 4656
Dr F Michaelis 011 845 4860
Dr MA Naude 011 422 3355
Dr N Singh 011 845 4860
Dr R Mare 011 422 3355
Dr Rodriguez 011 845 4860
Dr W Van Niekerk 011 845 4860

Dr G Stoch 011 421 7090

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr N Kumasamba 011 421 0998
Dr N Steyn 011 422 1378
Dr S Rose 011 026 7268 / 027 3256
Dr SL Cunningham 011 422 3470

Dr M Baigel 011 422 4035
Dr M O Magudumana 011 421 5780
Dr O Alabi(Non-resident/HIV management) 011 422 4531
Dr W Kganane (Intensivist) 011 420 0069 / 91

Dr N Matsiliza (Rheumatologist) 011 421 9659

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon(s)
Dr C Wittstock 011 421 4113

Howard Alexander 011 741 5123

Dr AJG Gouveia 011 422 2914\ 2915
Dr K Devy 011 422 2914\ 2915
Dr LM Eitzman 011 422 2914\ 2915
Dr LT Hlabangana 011 422 2914\2915
Dr MM Rachbuch 011 422 2914\ 2915
Dr RP Tayler 011 422 2914\2915

Radiology / Nuclear medicine
Dr ME Tobias 011 421 8006

Dr F Khatib 011 741 5123

Specialist general surgeon(s)
Dr G Dewar 011 422 1631
Dr H Ngakane 011 422 4096
Dr S Clifford 011 421 8852
Dr T Kourie 011 845 4264
Dr T Mohammed 011 421 0480
Dr V K Bhana 011 422 6455

Specialist physician(s)
Dr B Wadee 011 421 3210
Dr F Sahid (Infectious diseases) 011 421 3210
Dr J Naidu 011 421 3210
Dr K Naidu 011 421 3210
Dr K Singh 011 421 3210

Trauma surgeon(s)
Dr S Clifford 011 421 8852

Dr G Basiewicz 011 421 8181
Dr M Parboo 011 845 1457
Dr N Parbhoo 011 845 1457
Dr TS Madlala 011 422 4283

Vascular surgeon(s)
Dr J Kowalczyk 011 421 1916

Patient and visitor information

At Life The Glynnwood hospital we take pride in providing you with information that you may need in order to make your stay with us as pleasant and comfortable 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.


Life The Glynnwood realises the importance of personal comforts and accommodation and therefore includes private and semi-private rooms with bathroom, TV, music, and telephone.

  • Private - patients have access to en-suite bathroom facilities when available, TV and private telephone (on request)
  • Semi-private - patients share en-suite bathroom facilities and TV. A phone is available on request.
  • General - patients share TV and bathroom facilities. Public phones are available.
  • Our Paediatric ward is children friendly, well established and well equipped. Arrangements can be made for a parent to stay overnight with their child if circumstances permit. Physiotherapy, ICU facilities, separate gastro ward and isolation cubicles are available.

    Parents are encouraged to bring their child’s favourite toy, blanket or pillow on admission, to provide some extra reassurance.

  • The warm and comfortable maternity unit is secured with a gate and monitored round the clock by means of a closed circuit camera. A fully equipped 10 cot Neonatal ICU forms part of the unit (a baby of only 550 grams was successfully treated here!).


Today most medical aids have to pre-authorise a patient’s admission to hospital. Patients are therefore encouraged to find out from their medical aids what requirements they may have, prior to admission. These requirements may include a deposit or co-payment, which must be made to the hospital prior to or on admission.

Patients are also encouraged to fill out admission forms prior to the actual date that they are to be hospitalised.

The hospital will require:

  • The patient’s identity document,
  • Medical aid / medical scheme card
  • If applicable, a pre-authorisation number, either at pre-admission or admission.

Where a pre-admission has been done, the patient need only collect his or her pre-printed form on the day of hospitalisation, to take up to the ward.

Discharge procedures

Only private patients will be required to pay in full on discharge, unless prior arrangements are made with credit control.

If relevant, patients will be supplied with prescribed medication to take home before being discharged. In addition, the nursing sister on duty will explain to the patient any nursing or convalescing care that may need to be followed.

A member of the nursing staff will escort mothers and their newborn babies to their cars. Only then is the baby officially handed over to the care of the parents.

A porter will assist elderly and / or incapacitated patients, to their cars.

Service monitoring

In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality care, we monitor our service to patients on an ongoing basis via a newly implemented Patient Satisfaction feedback system.


  • Life The Glynnwood charges medical aid / medical schemes rates. Some medical aids pay fixed fees for certain procedures, and the hospital adheres to these tariffs.
  • A nominal surcharge is levied for private and semi-private rooms.
  • Private patients are required to pay a deposit on admission and to settle the account in full on discharge, unless prior arrangements are made with credit control.

Visitor information

Different visiting hours apply to different wards.

Thank you for your enquiry regarding our hospital

Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in the wards. Only two visitors per patient.

The visiting hours in hospital are as follows:

1 General Ward

10h00 – 12h00
14h00 – 16h00
18h00 – 20h00

1 North – Orthopaedic Ward

14h30 – 15h30
18h30 – 19h30

1 South – Surgical Ward

14h30 – 15h30
18h30 – 19h30

1 East – Maternity Ward

14h30 – 15h30
18h30 – 19h30
Only patients own children will be allowed during visiting hours

1 West – Short Stay Surgical Ward

14h30 – 15h30
18h30 – 19h30

2 North – Medical Ward

14h00 – 15h30
18h00 – 19h30

2 South – Medical Ward

14h30 – 15h30
18h30 – 19h30

2 East – Cardio-Thoracic Ward

14h30 – 15h30
19h15 – 20h00

2 West – Oncology Ward

10h00 – 11h00
14h00 – 15h00
18h00 – 19h30

4 West

14h30 – 15h30
18h30 – 19h30

Paediatric Ward

10h30 – 11h30
14h30 – 15h30
18h30 – 19h30

Neuro Ward

15h00 – 16h00
19h00 – 20h00

High Care

14h30 – 15h30
19h15 – 20h00

ICU 3rd Floor

14h30 – 15h30
19h15 – 20h00

Paeds ICU 4th Floor

10h00 - 11h00 – Parents only
14h00 - 15h00 – Grandparents only
19h00 - 20h00 – Parents only

SICU 4th Floor

14h30 – 15h30
19h15 – 20h00