A Guide to Private Hospitals in South Africa


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Medical and Surgical ICU Visiting Hours & Rules

It is important that the family and friends of the ICU patients understand the importance of the rules in place and the appropriate behaviour when visiting a patient in ICU. The medical and surgical ICU (intensive care units) are where patients who are in the most fragile states are housed within a hospital.  Some facilities do not have a separate medical and surgical ICU but a general ICU instead. Visitors can seriously compromise the health of these patients by not adhering to the ICU rules.

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Kingsbury Hospital (Life Health) In Claremont, Cape Town

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Life Kingsbury Hospital is located in the upmarket suburb of Claremont in Cape Town. It falls within the Souther Suburbs, just a short distance away from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Kingsbury Hospital is one of the biggest Life Healthcare facilities in Cape Town and is widely known for its high quality of private healthcare coupled with a team of top medical specialists. Its smaller sister facility is the Claremont Hospital around 500 metres away on Main Road, Claremont. Both hospitals typically function together due to their close proximity.

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Claremont Hospital (Life Health) in Cape Town, Western Cape

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Situated in the upmarket suburb of Claremont in Cape Town, Claremont Hospital is one of Life Healthcare’s premier Western Cape facilities, functioning in conjunction with Kingsbury Hospital a short distance away. It caters for the bustling Southern Suburbs, the heart of Cape Town’s middle to upper class residential areas like Claremont itself, Rondebosch and Newlands. Claremont Hospital is much smaller than Kingsbury Hospital but ensures the same high quality healthcare synonymous with the Life Healthcare brand.

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Fourways Hospital (Life Health) in Sandton, Johannesburg

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Conveniently located between the upmarket and most populous regions in northern Johannesburg, Fourways Hospital is another premier facility in the Life Healthcare Group. It is one of the larger Life hospitals in the area boasting a large contingent of beds and specialties compared to its sister facilities in the areas surrounding the commercial hub of Sandton, Johannesburg. Fourways is a collection of suburbs, mainly middle and upper class suburbs, that lies north of the plush Bryanston and popular Randburg on the West Rand. The hospital sits in one of the fastest-developing commercial and residential hubs in Johannesburg and the facilities ensure that it fits in with the needs and demands of the community.

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Childbirth Delivery Costs in South Africa

Having a baby in a private hospital in South Africa can be a costly affair. Depending on which private hospital you choose to have your baby and the rates of your obstetrician-gynaecologist, anaesthetist and paediatrician, you can expect the final bill to be as much as R45,000. Even if you have medical aid, you may still have to fork out several thousands from your own pocket.

Medical aids in South Africa do pay for childbirth delivery costs. However, your scheme may not cover the rates of private doctors/specialists, whom these days charge significantly higher cash rates. While you can be assured that you and your baby will be covered for the hospital’s bills in full on medical aid, you have to be cautious about the bills from all the doctors involved.

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