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A way of life

Life Bay View Private Hospital was acquired by Life Healthcare on 2 June 2010.

Life Healthcare is one of the largest private healthcare hospital groups in South Africa, operating 63 acute care facilities across the country.

Our group 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 as part of the Life Healthcare group we subscribe to its unique core values, while individually striving to continually improve facilities, standards and technology.

At Life Bay View 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 Cnr Alhof and Ryk Tulbach Streets
Mossel Bay
Postal address P O Box 287
Mossel Bay
Telephone 044 691 3718
Fax 044 691 1183
Map Life Bay View Private Hospital


Position Name
Hospital manager Lida Swart
Administration manager Zainab Losper
Nursing manager Frank Crous
Patient services manager Susan Visser
Pharmacy manager Tania Labuschagne
Maintenance manager Hannes Mouton
Nursing Standards Manager Estie Cilliers
Markerting and Communications
Services Manager Heinrich de Wet
HR Manager Hayley Blumears

Our team

The management and staff of Life Bay View Private Hospital pride themselves on their commitment to service excellence. Compassionate and expert care is complemented by a philosophy of exceeding expectations. Our strength lies in our dedicated team of supporting specialists and nursing staff who are committed to the well being of every patient.

Our facilities

Situated high on a hill in Mossel Bay, with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, the 108 bed Life Bay View Private Hospital is an upmarket, high technology facility located in a tranquil setting.

The hospital’s accident and emergency unit is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with a doctor on call. Specialists are also on call in the event of their expertise being required to manage an emergency.

State of the art facilities and technology include five theatres, two of which are equipped with laminar flow technology; as well as a digital urology theatre and a gastroenterology suite. There are also a cardiac catheterisation laboratory equipped with advanced technology equipment; a six bed intensive care unit, an eight bed high care unit, and a two bed neonatal ICU located in the 12 bed maternity wing. Other facilities include a paediatric unit, sleep laboratory, and pharmacy.

In addition to the cardiac catheterisation laboratory, diagnostic facilities comprise a pathology laboratory and radiology unit including X-rays, a CT scanner, MRI scanner, bone densitometry scanner and sonar equipment.

Accommodation is provided in wards and private rooms, which are luxuriously appointed to promote the comfortable recovery of our patients. Just Coffee @ Bay View is also situated on the premises for the comfort of our visitors and patients.

Medical and surgical disciplines

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardio-thoracic surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Supporting doctors

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

Name Contact number

Dr EA Gericke 044 690 5800
Dr G Barrett 044 690 7205
Dr J Strauss 044 690 5800
Dr T Gericke 044 690 5800
Dr W Pretorius 044 690 3532

Cardio-thoracic surgeon(s)
Dr T van Rooyen 044 691 3240

Dr A Lochner 044 691 0088
Dr S Blake 044 691 2700

Dr A van der Gryp 044 690 4008
Dr C Blaauw 044 691 2330
Dr CD Stander 044 690 5795
Dr D Malan 044 693 2213
Dr E van der Hoeven 044 690 3189
Dr G Dennis 044 690 3189
Dr N Beyers 044 690 3148
Dr P Erasmus 044 691 2421
Dr P Kamfer 044 695 1134
Dr Pieterse 044 695 4170
Dr R Lareman 044 690 4444
Dr Rademeyer & Bekker 044 695 4558
Dr S Nel 044 693 1351
Dr W Pretorius 044 690 5236

Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr J Snyman 044 690 6882

General practitioner(s)
Dr A Dercksen 044 691 2120
Dr A du Plessis 044 691 2120
Dr A Janse van Rensburg 044 695 2090
Dr A Oberholster 044 691 2120
Dr A Vorster 044 693 1470
Dr B van der Westhuizen 044 695 1666
Dr E Labuschagne 044 691 1213
Dr E Marais 044 693 1470
Dr E Veldsman 044 693 1470
Dr G Leonard 044 690 3545
Dr H Strydom 044 691 2120
Dr H van Niekerk 044 695 1666
Dr J Bothma 044 691 2011
Dr J Malan 044 695 1666
Dr K Berger 044 691 3122
Dr K Kolesky 044 695 1666
Dr M van Zyl 044 695 2090
Dr P Joubert 044 691 2120
Dr Q Ninaber 044 698 1247
Dr R Griesel 044 691 2120
Dr T Grobbelaar 044 690 3203
Dr T van Staden 044 690 3545
Dr TP Smith 044 693 2412
Dr V Julius 044 693 2086

General surgeon(s)
Dr J Gildenhuys 044 691 3931
Dr JH Barnard 044 690 4755

Dr A Shuda 044 691 2122
Dr BC Alberts 044 690 3260

Dr A Leonard 044 690 4119

Dr M du Preez 044 690 3903

Dr J le Roux 044 690 4044

Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr D Potgieter 044 690 5552
Dr G Wilson 044 691 1825
Dr LD Griesel 044 690 5878
Dr R Jacobs 044 690 3578

Dr H Sandilands 044 691 1101

Dr F Retief 044 691 2123
Dr R Marais 044 690 5185

Plastic surgeon(s)
Dr W Smith (Consulting from Cape Town) 021 683 3048

Dr P Smit 044 690 0456

Dr D Stulting 044 690 5585
Dr F van Wyk 044 695 4422
Dr M Oberholster 044 690 5409
Dr T van der Walt 044 873 4348

Dr G Dekker 044 691 3701
Dr H Bartlett 044 691 3701
Dr M Coetzer 044 691 3701

Dr P Steenkamp 044 690 3821
Dr R Botha 044 691 0880

Patient and visitor information

At Life Bay View Private Hospital, we take pride in providing you with information that you will 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.


The following items are required for admission:

  • Current medical aid membership card
  • Identity document of patient, main member and guarantor
  • Pre-authorisation number, if applicable
  • Authorisation number of medical aid/fund
  • X-rays, if applicable
  • Medication, if in use
  • Personal clothing and toiletries

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


Day patients undergoing surgery under anaesthetic should arrange for transport from the hospital. It is not advisable to drive for 24 hours following an anaesthetic.


Patients are encouraged to make use of our pre-admission clinic prior to scheduled admissions. This will ensure a hassle free admission and that all medical & financial risks are managed before day of admission. In the case where a scheduled patient is unable to visit the pre-admission clinic, they will be contacted telephonically prior to admission.

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 in hospital. You may also receive a SMS asking you to rate our service. Participation is voluntary, but it does assist management in addressing any problems and improving our service. We especially welcome any suggestions you may have.


  • Life Bay View Private Hospital charges medical aid tariffs according to scale of benefits.
  • Private patients and members of certain medical aids will be required to pay a deposit prior to admission, and to settle their accounts in full on discharge.
  • Medical aid and medical insurance scheme members are advised to check the extent of their coverage as there are certain co-payments as prescribed by their funders, prior to admission, and to obtain a pre-authorisation number from their funder, if applicable.

Visitor information

Our visiting hours are as follows:

General Wards & ICU:

  • 11:00 - 12:00
  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • 19:00 - 20:00

Only three visitors are allowed per patient in general wards and in ICU visitors are restricted to only two family members at one time.

No visiting will be allowed outside visiting hours.