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A way of life

Life Isivivana Private Hospital is a member of Life Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, operating 64 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 Isivivana Private Hospital our priority is to focus on the delivery of a special brand of health and care to patients.

Meaning of "Isivivana"
"Isivivana is a pile of stones cast down at the pathside by African travellers in order to bring good luck on a long journey."

Contact us

Physical address Du Plessis Street
Postal address PO Box 12051
Port Elizabeth
Telephone 042 200 4250
Fax 042 295 1099
Map Life Isivivana Private Hospital


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

Position Name
Hospital Manager Pat Lubobo
Nursing Manager Resa Kruger
Administration Manager Diane Howell
Marketing and Communications Coordinator Yolandi Shaw
Case Manager Susan Joubert
Maintenance Manager Frik De Bod

Our team

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

The care delivered at Life Isivivana 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

Everything we do is focused on delivery of high quality treatment and unique standards of care - whether for routine or more serious procedures.

Our modern facilities include:

  • 33 beds and 1 theatre
  • A scope unit
  • A recovery room
  • A 3 bed high care unit

Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Anaesthesiology
  • General practice
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Maxillo - facial and oral surgery
  • Gastro - enterology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pathology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pre - admissions clinic
  • Radiology

Patient and visitor information

Visiting hours

  • 15h00 - 16h00
  • 19h00 - 20h00