Life Groenkloof Hospital | Pretoria (2023)

Life Groenkloof Hospital | Pretoria (1)


The 214-bed Life Groenkloof Hospital is situated in the leafy suburb south-east of the city centre of Pretoria. It used to be called the Little Company of Mary Hospital, and while the name may have changed, doctors and staff continue to serve the community with dedication, embracing the values of competence, compassion and spiritual support. The hospital is renowned for the treatment of sports injuries in its special orthopaedics’ centre. The state-of-the-art facilities include nine theatres, a special stroke unit, and oncology clinic, and an accident and trauma centre with special resuscitation facilities. A large team of first-class specialists in 24 medical and surgical disciplines is available to patients in this world-class facility. Through their ongoing quality training, hospital employees are able to deliver excellent healthcare and embrace the principles of empathy, ethics, excellence and empowerment.

012 460 4744
012 424 3600
Physical address
50 George Storrar Drive, Groenkloof, 0181
-25.763277 : 28.21582
Hospital manager
Henriette Pretorius
Visiting hours

For visitation exceptions around neonatal ICU and paediatric wards contact the hospital directly or clickherefor more information.

We welcome visitors, as we know what a difference the support of close family and friends can make. In terms of this, and bearing in mind the rest that all patients require, we would prefer that visitors visit their loved ones only at certain designated times these are:


  • No visiting hours in the morning
  • 15h00 – 16h00
  • 19h00 – 20h00


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  • 16h00 – 16h45
  • 19h15 – 20h00
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Medical services

  • Bariatric surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Emergency services
  • Gastroenterology (HPB)
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Intensivist care
  • Internal medicine/ physicians
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neuro & spinal surgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pathology
  • Plastic & reconstructive surgery
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Paediatric pulmonology
  • Paediatric infectious diseases specialist
  • Psychology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiology (including CT scanner, PET scanner, bone densitometry, mammography, MRI and x-rays)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Renal dialysis
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

Ancillary services

  • Audio & speech therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Lung function laboratorium
  • Orthotics & prosthesis services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Retail pharmacy


ER24 & Sports Injury Clinic
Dr Peet van der Merwe & Partners012424 3834 /012 460 4744
Ear, nose & throat surgeon(s)
Dr Amelia Geyser012 880 1569
Dr Jacques Viljoen012346 5253
Gastroenterologist (HPB)
Dr Hendri Pretorius012 644 0069
General practitioner(s)
Dr Jeanne-Marie Malan012 460 2472
Dr Renée Theron012 460 9994
General surgeon(s)
Dr Gerrit Opperman (Bariatric)012945 3870 / 2
Dr Pierre van Rooyen012 460 4478
Dr Wim van Wyk012 460 5235
Dr Thula Ngcobo (Breast Surgeon)012424 3850
Dr Bianca Zondagh012346 4564
Gynaecologist & Gynaecologist Oncologist
Dr Emma Bryant012 346 2634
Dr Piet Wessels012 433 9869
Maxillo, Facial & Oral Surgeon
Dr Evan Rabie012 012 5940
Dr Rudzani Mathonsi010005 6685
Dr Moses Mahlangu010005 6685
Dr Chris Guldenpfennig012 346 7685 / 4039
Dr Linette van Niekerk087802 9466
Dr Wiebren Duim012 460 2900
Dr Albert Viljoen012 346 5319
Dr Edward Gurnell012 346 5319
Dr Tshepang Tau012 882 0068
Nuclear medicine
Dr Christa Zinn012 346 6812
Dr Greta Lange012 346 6812
Dr Ananda Vorster012 346 6701
Dr Coenraad Slabber012 346 6701
Dr Jacqueline Kempen012 346 6701
Dr Graham Cohen012 346 6701
Dr Richard Khanyile012 346 6701
Prof Lydia Dreosti012 346 6701
Orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr Alwich Alexander012424 3850
Dr Claud Kilian012 346 1157
Dr Denise Potgieter012 346 6650
Dr Duwayne Vermaak012 346 2692 / 012 460 9705
Dr Daan du Plessis012 346 3004
Dr Eudore Mare012 346 4862
Dr Eugene Pelser012 346 8399
Dr Fred Froeling012 346 5724
Dr Faf Labuschagne012 460 9099
Dr Johan Prins082 899 2519 / 082 899 2520
Dr Melt van Niekerk012346 7279
Dr Hannes Oosthuizen012 460 5904
Dr Wim Hiddema012 346 3004
Dr Jacobus van Staden012367 4322
Paediatric infectious diseases specialist
Prof Nicolette du Plessis071 223 1774
Paediatric endocrinologist
Dr Jacobus van Dyk (Endocrinologist)012 460 7900 / 1
Dr Yolandi Lambrechts012 460 7900 / 1
Paediatric pulmonologist
Dr Adele Roux012340 0299
Du Buisson & Partners012 460 3981
Du Buisson & Partners (Oncology)012 460 5094
Lancet Dyson Lab012 424 9540
Vermaak & Partners012 460 0155
Dr Richard Siebert012 460 1160
Dr Siebert Wiid012 460 1160
Dr Francois Steenkamp012 460 1160
Dr Janine Boswel012 460 1160
Dr Johan vd Watt012460 1160
Plastic surgeon(s)
Dr Johannes Kritzinger012 435 8034
Dr Boitumelo Kenoshi012424 3850
Dr Ben Moodie012012 5940
Pretoria Mammography & MR department
Mammography012 460 3293
MR Department012460 1839
Radiation oncology
Dr Ingo de Muelenaere012 460 4749
Dr Kobie Pio012 460 4749
Dr Marlene Soares012 460 4749
Dr Maryke Etsebeth012 460 4749
Radiology / nuclear medicine
Capital Radiology012 4603699 / 4602796
Dr Joyce Ziki063666 1793 / 012460 1160
Spinal & orthopaedic surgeon(s)
Dr Ian Zondagh012 346 4449
Dr Slade Vermaak012346 4449
Dr Christopher Evans012346 4176
Dr Neels Nothnagel012346 4176
Cardio-thoracic surgeon
Dr Rene Mooloo012343 0093

Contact us

Physical address

50 George Storrar Drive

Postal address

P O Box 17012


012 424 3600


012 346 0562

24 Hr Nursing Care Number

071675 2845


Hospital Manager

Henriette Pretorius


Life Groenkloof Hospital

Unique services

Bariatric Unit- 012 424 3860

The new CEMMSSA (Centre of Excellence for Metabolic Medicine and Surgery in South Africa) accredited metabolic unit at Life Groenkloof Hospital will offer expert care for patients who are considering weight loss surgery. The decision to undergo weight loss surgery should be well informed and therefore the unit is supported by a multi-disciplinary team. This team consists of physicians, surgeons, dieticians, physiotherapists and clinical psychologists.

The unit boasts the latest state of the art equipment and the design of the unit provides for the needs of the patients to ensure they are comfortable and to assist them on their journey to better health. For more information please feel free to contact

Breast Care Centre - 012424 3860

The breast care centre offers a full array of collaborative information services, including coordination to the various departments for screenings and diagnosis to innovative treatment. The breast care centre focuses on a patient-centered care approach and works closely with the hospitals multi-disciplinary team. The specialised nursing practitioner will ensure support and counselling to patients
and their family throughout the diagnoses and treatment of breast cancer. The specialised nursing practitioners support service is free of charge and is based at Life Groenkloof Hospital The Breast Care Centre can be contacted toll free on 0861 227 300 or via email at


Life Groenkloof Pharmacy consists of three parts: Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Dispensary and Surgical Store and each section is run by a group of enthusiastic competent staff. The pharmacy has 7 pharmacists, 5 pharmacist’s assistants and 10 other supporting staff to meet the needs of our business. The pharmacy motto is “Fast, Efficient and Friendly” and we aim at always giving the best service possible to all our customers, be it a patient, nurse or doctor. The hospital's retail pharmacy trading hours are as follows:

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Hospital Pharmacy

Weekdays (Monday-Friday)07:00 – 17:00
Saturday08:00 – 16:00
Sundays & Public Holidays09:00 – 15:00

Retail Pharmacy

Weekdays (Monday-Friday)09:00 – 17:00
Saturday09:00 – 16:00
Sundays & Public Holidays09:00 – 15:00

We invite you to visit our pharmacy with your queries and prescriptions and feel free to rate our service on the electronic questionnaire provided. We are looking forward to serving you.

Renal Dialysis Unit - 012424 3864

We provide acute and chronic renal dialysis from a state-of- the art renal dialysis unit. Treatment services offered include:

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  • chronic haemodialysis and haemodiafiltration
  • acute dialysis
  • continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
  • slow continuous therapies
  • plasma exchange

The renal dialysis unit can be contacted on 012 424 3864 during office hours or 062 280 4046 in emergencies.

Stroke Unit - 012460 5909

The new all-inclusive specialist stroke unit at Life Groenkloof Hospital will offer expert care for stroke patients from the emergency stage all the way through to comprehensive functional rehabilitation. There are specialist neurologists in stroke care at the hospital, who will manage the initial admission and acute care until the patient has stabilised. This will be followed by admission to the neurology unit, staffed by a comprehensive interdisciplinary team, for intensive rehabilitation of physical, functional, cognitive, and emotional problems arising from the stroke. Family education and detailed report backs to all involved will form part of the service. Following discharge from the unit, outpatient therapy will be continued by referring therapists as well as therapists based at the hospital to ensure that stroke sufferers regain as much as possible quality of life and functionality after stroke.

Stroke Support Group - 084270 4507

Coffee shop

Wiesenhof Coffee Shop is situated on the ground floor and is open from 07h00 to 20h00 weekdays and 08h00 to 17h30 Saturday and Sundays.

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How many life hospitals are there? ›

Overview. You and your loved ones want the best care, at the best facility at the right time, and Life Healthcare has 66 healthcare facilities from which to choose.

How many Life Healthcare hospitals are there in South Africa? ›

We fulfill our purpose, our vision and our mission across South Africa and Botswana. Our 49 acute hospitals are found in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape and Botswana.

When was Life Healthcare founded? ›

How much is private hospital per day? ›

Depending on your city, the private hospital in question and the ward, a hospital bed costs between R1,200 to over R2,000 per day. This simply includes the cost of staying in hospital for each day and meals.

Is a life hospital private? ›

With hospitals throughout South Africa and several facilities in each of the major cities, Life Healthcare has established itself as the dominant player in the private hospital industry.

Who is the CEO of Life Healthcare? ›

Peter Wharton-Hood

He is a seasoned and proven business leader with strong global experience in strategy and operational delivery in complex and evolving environments.

Which is the biggest hospital group in South Africa? ›

The Netcare Group employs just over 30 000 people and operates the largest private hospital, primary healthcare, emergency medical services and renal care network in South Africa.

Can I go to a private hospital without medical aid? ›

Private fixed fees are available to patients who will be paying upfront for their surgery. This may include those without medical insurance, those whose insurance does not cover specific procedures or where medical aid benefits have been exhausted for the year.

What does life healthcare do? ›

We improve the lives of people by means of the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. We are always striving to do our best, and a good sign of our performance is our patient satisfaction, and our care is infused with layers of compassion, enabling us to grow.

Who is the founder of the Life Healthcare? ›

What is the difference between health care and healthcare? ›

Health care are the specific things that people do: see a patient or prescribe a medication. Healthcare is an industry, the system by which people get the health care they need.

Can you pay cash in private hospital? ›

Payment Methods And Private Hospitals

In some cases, patients may need to pay a small co-payment admission fee, also in cash or by credit card. Post-treatment, the private hospital submits the bill to the medical aid who immediately reimburses the facility if: the specific plan covers the procedure and hospital.

Why do private hospitals charge so much? ›

The doctors and hospitals have all the information and competence. This always leads to inefficiencies, escalated costs and even malpractice, he said. "The only way to bring down private healthcare costs is to have a robust public healthcare system at no or nominal cost to the people.

How can I get admitted to hospital? ›

Admission Process:

Patient Reports To The Reception Of The Hospital. Front Office Executive Enquires About The Patient's Problem. Front Office Executive Refers The Patient To The Concerned Department/Doctor. Patient Reports There, And Concerned Doctor Investigates The Patient's Case History.

How much does ICU cost per day in South Africa? ›

Intensive care services are very expensive and are one of the largest drivers of hospital costs, even in public hospitals where the cost per patient per ICU day has been estimated at R22,700 [2].

Does life hospital give baby bags? ›

I recently gave birth at one of the Life Hospitals and upon admission received a gift bag , which contained some products , that are essential for both baby and mommy. Decided to take you inside the Life Hospital baby gift bag and show you what was inside.

How many private hospitals are there in South Africa? ›

ProvincePublic clinicPrivate hospital
North West27314
Northern Cape1312
Western Cape21239
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How many NHS hospitals are there in the UK in 2022? ›

The NHS is certainly a rewarding place to work for overseas health professionals, with lots of exciting opportunities to make a real difference to patients' lives. And there are many, many hospitals you could be working for; approximately 1,229 across the UK.

Which is the largest teaching hospital in England? ›

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest trusts in the UK and includes the one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe.

What is the biggest hospital in Scotland? ›

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

What is the biggest NHS trust in UK? ›

  • Fast facts. Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in London and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers: ...
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital. ...
  • The Royal London Hospital. ...
  • Mile End Hospital. ...
  • Whipps Cross Hospital. ...
  • Newham Hospital.

What are the best hospitals in the UK? ›

Top 100 Hospitals
RankOrganisation NameHCPS
1Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust7,233
2Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust7,029
3Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust6,582
4University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust6,260
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What's the biggest hospital in the world? ›

First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzou University

The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzou University is comfortably the biggest hospital in the world by number of beds; it currently has around 7,000.

How much does it cost to stay in hospital per day UK? ›

Is there a standard tariff/ cost of bed for inpatient stay? The average daily cost of an inpatient bed is £215 per day at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and £310 at Heartlands, Good Hope, and Solihull Hospitals.

Which are the best teaching hospitals in the UK? ›

Top 10 Hospitals In The UK
  • Cambridge University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge. ...
  • Institute of Cancer Research Royal Hospital London. ...
  • Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. ...
  • Birmingham Children's Hospital. ...
  • Royal Berkshire NHS. ...
  • Bedford Trust Hospital. ...
  • BMI Healthcare Institute. ...
  • Nuffield Health.
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What is the most famous hospital in London? ›

Best Hospitals - United Kingdom
RankHospital CityScore
1St Thomas' Hospital London91.2
2The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne90.9
3University College Hospital London90.6
4Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne90.5
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What is the tallest hospital in UK? ›

Guy's Tower

What are the best hospitals in Scotland? ›

Scotland's top three hospitals were named as Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Who is the best doctors in the world? ›

Patrick Soon Shiong. Dr. Shiong is known as the best doctor in the world and also one of the richest doctors in the world. He is a South African-American transplant surgeon, billionaire businessman, bioscientist, and media owner.

Which country has the best doctor? ›

1. United States: On our list of the top ten nations with the best doctors in the world, the United States earns the top spot.

What is the smallest hospital in the UK? ›

Weston General Hospital
Emergency departmentYes
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Whats the best hospital in the world? ›

The 10 Best Hospitals in the World
  • The Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic is based in Minnesota, USA. ...
  • Hirslanden Klinik Im Park. ...
  • Singapore General Hospital. ...
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital. ...
  • Charité Berlin. ...
  • Massachusetts General Hospital. ...
  • Toronto General Hospital. ...
  • University of Tokyo Hospital.

Is NHS Scotland better than England? ›

Little to no evidence exists that implies one service is better than the other, as both NHS England and NHS Scotland do exceptional work, providing life-changing care and support to those people facing a variety of health concerns.


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