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The three cornerstones of our business and our commitment to our patients are, Life, Health and Care.
Life summarises our philosophy of protecting our patient's wellbeing
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63 facilities in 7 provinces, of which 51 are acute care. Read more...
6 Mental Health units in 3 provinces and 2 units which offer involuntary and assisted mental health admissions. Read more...
7 Adult and 2 Paediatric Units in 5 provinces. Read more...
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A way of life
Life Eugene Marais 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 Eugene Marais 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.
696 5th Avenue Les Marais Pretoria 0084
P O Box 30013 Wonderboompoort Pretoria 0033
At Life Eugene Marais 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 Eugene Marais 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 Eugene Marais Hospital reflects the high standards of health and care we set out to deliver.
The care delivered at Life Eugene Marais Hospital extends into the community.
Our employees at all levels actively participate in community initiatives to improve the quality of life in surrounding areas.
Everything we do is focused on delivery of high quality treatment and unique standards of care - whether for routine, more serious or extensive procedures. Our sophisticated facilities include:
Medical and surgical disciplines
Cardiac facilities and services
The Cardiac Centre at Life Eugene Marais Hospital is a unique, integrated, self-contained unit. The unit consists of cardiologists, physicians and technologists, a dedicated cardiac ward, cardiac high care ward, coronary care unit and cardiac surgical intensive care unit, with a state of the art cardiac catheterisation laboratory and surgical theatre.
The Cardiac unit focuses on all aspects of cardiology and cardio thoracic surgery from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment and rehabilitation of cardiac patients.
The standard of diagnostic, interventional cardiology, pacemaker and cardiac surgery is comparable with the highest international standards. This has been achieved through a team of caring, highly trained cardiac nursing staff, technologists, physiotherapists and experienced, internationally trained medical doctors.
At Life Eugene Marais Hospital, the following services are available:
Support services and facilities
Life Eugene Marais` maternity team is dedicated to the well-being, health and comfort of mother and child, before, during and after birth. Specialists, paediatricians, midwives and professional nurses provide around-the-clock care, support and guidance on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, motherhood and parenting.
Little Life facilities
Little Life services
Through the following services, our goal is to provide a holistic experience for the mother and her baby:
Birth Preparation at Life Eugene Marais Hospital (Enquiry & Details below):
Our Birth Preparation Classes are devised and run by experienced midwives at Life Eugene Marais Hospital for expectant mothers and their partners. These classes:
Birth Preparation Classes cover pregnancy and early parenting topics including understanding pregnancy, normal labour and birth, assisted delivery and practical advice, the newborn baby, bathing baby, CPR and breastfeeding.
Birth preparation classes commence at about 26 - 32 weeks into the pregnancy. To ensure a place, bookings for Birth Preparation Classes should be made early when expectant mothers are 12 to 16 weeks pregnant.
BOOKINGS: Please enquire with Sr. Annette van der Merwe (084 499 7268) one Saturday per month, full day class.
4 D Sonar Scan
Our maternity unit offers a free 4D sonar scan to all mothers that give birth at the Life Eugene Marais Hospital. You should book your 4D scan as soon as possible due to the fact that the facility conducts this procedure is extremely busy and booking are subject to availability.
The optimal time for a scan is 26 - 32 weeks but it can be done at any time after 25 weeks.
Please visit Pre-admissions FIRST, you will receive a sticker upon making the bed booking and from here you may proceed to the Maternity ward where you will be allocated a date and time for the scan.
The birth of a baby is one of the most significant life experiences for a woman and her partner. At Life Eugene Marais Hospital, the best medical care and personal attention ensures that this event is memorable, enjoyable and as trouble free as possible.
Top gynaecologists and paediatricians based at Life Eugene Marais Hospital ensure that a mother and her baby remain in good health throughout pregnancy, during labour and after birth.
In addition, Life Eugene Marais Hospital is home to the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment, including a special Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for special-needs babies.
We want to make sure that you and your baby`s stay with us is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. We assure you right from the outset, our staff will help you in every way to enjoy this wonderful experience. To help you feel more confident about the delivery of your baby, Sr. Annette van der Merwe will conduct maternity ward tours upon bookings where you will be shown both the accommodation and facilities. New fathers and other siblings often benefit from the orientation visit too.
For your own peace of mind, please check with your medical aid regarding the benefits available for your confinement.
In order to speed up the admission process, we request you attend our Preadmission Clinic, on the ground floor, (open Monday to Friday between 08h00 and 16h00) from 30 weeks into your pregnancy, in order to complete the necessary documentation for your forthcoming admission. We need copies of the ID`s both parents. Pre-admissions should preferably be done at 24 weeks to ensure booking success for a 4D scan.
Preadmissions: 012 334 2534 / 2575 or email@example.com
If your Medical aid requires a preauthorisation number, please bring this with you too. Kindly note that should you have a 3rd generation birth as a medical aid patient – you are required to please inform the hospital / pre-admissions clerk upon bed bookings. This information is critical and we ask that you please contact pre-admissions if you are not certain.
Choosing your accommodation
Maternity at Life Eugene Marais offers a selection of maternity wards, including a general ward, 2-bed semi-private wards and single bed private wards. Please check with your medical aid to ascertain the benefits available to you. Each ward has a colour television and M-net to help you relax and a nurse paging system. Kindly note that private wards are available subject to availability, please enquire with the bed bookings clerk.
Special dietary requirements?
Should you require a special diet, please notify the hospital.
It is a good idea to pack for your stay at Maternity at Eugene Marais well before the baby is due so that everything is ready when labour begins.
At least two feeding bras, dressing gown and front fastening nightdresses for breast feeding, beast pads and toiletries. It is preferable not to bring jewellery, large sums of money (there is an ATM machine available within the greater hospital but not in maternity) or high value items such as cell phones.
4 sets of clothes
2 x receiving blankets
2 x warm blankets
Although the rest of Life Eugene Marais Hospital has an open visiting policy, visiting in our maternity unit is restricted to allow new mothers to rest and feed on demand and for infection control purposes.
In the general and semi-private wards visitors are restricted to 2 per bed. Please advise your friends and family prior to the birth of the baby to avoid misunderstandings.
recommendedFathers may visit between 08h00 and 20h00. Visiting hours for family and friends is restricted to 15h00 to 16h00 and 19h00 to 20h00.
No children under the age of 12 (apart from siblings) may visit in the maternity unit. Kindly note that this is in the interest of the mother and baby’s health, in order to minimise infection risks.
Security for mother and baby
Restricted visiting also helps our staff to ensure your baby`s security, as unidentified visitors are not permitted into the ward out of designated visiting times.
For your baby`s safety and for your peace of mind, the nursery door is locked at all times.
Blood to Blood Bank
Certain medical aids do not cover the transportation of blood to Blood bank. Should your baby`s blood require testing and your medical aid does not cover this service, the fee will be deducted from your booking deposit.
We are looking forward to having you with us and wish to congratulate you on your baby. Please don`t hesitate to contact us should you need further information.
Life Rehabilitation has opened an upgraded neurological rehabilitation unit at Life Eugene Marais Hospital.
Life Eugene Marais Hospital is well known for its services in spinal and stroke rehabilitation. The spinal unit, which was established some 12 years ago, is now double its size with a new gym, therapy area, dining areas, an outdoor treatment and relaxation space, decor upgrades and new equipment. The upgraded unit forms part of a programme to develop our existing units as benchmarks of excellence and utilise the expertise that has been gained over the years.
For more information please contact Gerda.Swart@lifehealthcare.co.za or Veronica.Holliday@lifehealthcare.co.za.
The doctors listed below are private practitioners. Please enquire about their rates directly with the practice.
It is preferred practice to be referred by your general practitioner on making an appointment with a specialist.
Patient and visitor information
In order to ensure that your stay is as pleasant and uncomplicated as possible hereunder follows information that may be of assistance.
Accommodation at our hospital is extensive and includes:
By following a few simple guidelines the admission process can be speeded up and become less complicated.
Cell phones, radios and CD players
In the interest of other patients, personal radios, and CD players are not allowed in the wards unless being used with headphones.
We recommend that you do not bring cell phones to the hospital, but should you do so these may not be used in general wards by patients or visitors. Should you wish to make use of our security safe to secure your cell phone until discharge, kindly ask the receptionist on admission or the unit manager or ward secretary.
Life Eugene Marais Café is situated on the ground floor and is open from 07h30 to 20h00, every day of the week.
On leaving, do not forget to collect your medication and x-rays.
Day patients undergoing surgery under anaesthesia should arrange for transport from hospital - it is illegal to drive for 24 hours following anaesthesia.
Medical aid patients, please note that whilst every effort is made to obtain payment from your medical aid on your behalf, the responsibility of the payment for services rendered is yours. Any items not covered by your medical aid must be settled by yourself. i.e. ward requests, telephone calls, pharmacy scripts, levies, etc.
Private patients will be required to pay a prepayment estimate (quote will be done) and this amount must be paid on or before admission. The balance must be settled on discharge. Credit cards are accepted. (Mastercard and Visa). Should you wish to discuss any of this further, please contact our Credit Controller who will gladly assist you.
Account Enquiries: 012 334 2617
Services provided by GP’s, specialists, anaesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, physiotherapy, and other healthcare professionals are not included in the hospital bill and will be charged separately.
Good nutrition is an important part of hospital care and we trust you will enjoy your meals while you are here. Our menu has been carefully planned to ensure that the meals you eat during your hospital stay are both enjoyable and healthy. The emphasis is on meals that are low in fat, especially saturated fat, and high in fibre. This type of diet is recommended for general health and for the prevention of certain diseases such as heart disease and cancer. A cardiac diet is offered in the Heart Centre. Our kitchen is halaal certified.
A pre-admission should be carried out at least 48 hours prior to admission in order to be able to identify any possible health risks and to provide information regarding admission, thus speeding up the admission process. Pre-admission forms are available from your doctor’s rooms or the hospital’s reception department. After completion of the pre-admission form it can either be faxed to the hospital to (012) 334 2574 prior to hospitalisation or handed in personally at the pre-admission clinic. On receipt of the faxed pre-admission form, a telephonic assessment regarding health problems and needs will be carried out by the nursing personnel at the pre-admission clinic. When visiting the pre-admission in person, a clinical assessment will be done.
Public Relations Officer (PRO)
Our PRO, Ms Veronica Holliday serves as a link between the hospital, patients, doctors and staff. Should you need any assistance please ask for her at the reception desk of our hospital.
Should you be from out of town the PRO and reception desk both have a list of accommodation near the hospital for family members and visitors.
In keeping with our goal to continue providing high quality customer care, we monitor our service on an ongoing basis. Customer satisfaction is measured in every department, you will receive a follow up from after discharge to complete regarding service levels during your stay at our facility. Participation is voluntary, this information is utilized to assist hospital management in addressing any problems that may be identified, thereby allowing us to improve our service.
To further ensure the satisfaction of our clients a Customer Care Team is available around the clock. They render physical, social and psychological support to patients, whilst at the same time address complaints and/or problems that may arise. If at any time during your stay there is an issue related to service, please don’t hesitate to contact the Unit Manager of the ward or any of the nursing management through 012 334 2758.
For further enquiries please contact Veronica Holliday on 012 334 2507 / Veronica.Holliday@lifehealthcare.co.za.
For obvious reasons smoking is not allowed in any part of the hospital. A designated smoking area is provided on the 2nd floor and in the outside areas at the front and rear of the hospital.
Surgical and theatre patients
Unless otherwise stated by your doctor, do not eat or drink anything for at least six hours prior to admission.
If you have a cold, fever, rash or if you are simply not feeling well, contact your doctor immediately as he or she may need to postpone your operation.
Please note that the time you are asked to report to the hospital will differ from the time at which your operation actually takes place. This is done to facilitate the time allocation for the theatres as well as to accommodate emergencies and variances, which occur from time to time. Please prepare yourself for a waiting period and bring reading material or something to keep yourself occupied.
We encourage you not to bring valuables (e.g. cell phones, jewellery, large amounts of money) to the hospital, but should you do so, we recommend that you make use of our security safe for those items you may wish to put away. Whilst every effort is made to protect patients` belongings, we cannot be held responsible for any loss that may occur. Should you wish to make use of our security safe, kindly ask the receptionist on admission or the unit manager or ward secretary. A receipt will be issued accordingly.
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, THEREFORE no visitors will be allowed between 21h00 and 07h00 daily:
Designated visiting hours are as follows:
Further to this, there are other rules that apply in terms of visiting and they are:
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