Visiting Hours

Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 13:00

Mon - Fri: 16:00 - 20:00

Weekends & Public Holidays: No restricted visiting times until 20:00

We nurture so that you can thrive


About Us

Nurture Paarl is a hospital designed to meet all your physical rehabilitation needs. When you choose Nurture Paarl, you are choosing a caring and compassionate team of professionals, a comprehensive range of therapeutic services, and a top-notch hospital.

We are based in at C/o 62 Optenhorst & Berlyn Street - convenient for Paarl residents looking for intensive in-patient physical rehabilitation.

How We Can Help

Being compassionate is our objective

Nurture Paarl provides hope through compassion, humanity, and clinical expertise during your rehabilitation journey.

We exist to help people who have suffered a debilitating accident, or significant illness, return to their optimal functioning.

Our objective is to maximise recovery and patient health gain, while achieving the highest level of independence for each of our patients, as cost effectively as possible. We start your rehabilitation journey on the day of admission with a detailed interdisciplinary team assessment. It is proven that early intervention shows improved function, better patient outcomes, and reintegration back into society, the community, and home environment.

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At the heart of Nurture Paarl lies our experienced and expert interdisciplinary team: the people who work closely together to meet the needs of each patient to produce excellent results. They all understand the life-changing events you have been through and are here to provide the physical, emotional, and social support you need. These are a few of the people you will meet at Nurture Paarl:

  • Rehabilitation Medical Practitioners, primarily responsible for your rehabilitation programme and overall medical care.
  • Rehabilitation Nurses who will help you with difficult tasks and help you practise what you have learnt in therapy.
  • A team of therapists including physiotherapists; occupational therapists; speech, language and swallowing therapists; and social workers who are responsible for the practical activities of your rehabilitation, helping you to regain your ability to perform daily activities.
  • Rehabilitation Programme Managers who will assist in planning and implementing your discharge arrangements, and act as emotional support for your family.
  • Case managers who liaise and negotiate with your medical aid scheme before and during your stay with us. In addition to this, we also have part time psychologists and dieticians.

Our Services

We are committed to your well-being

Nurture Paarl is a leader in physical rehabilitation in South Africa. We provide physical rehabilitation and sub-acute in-patient and out-patient care for people challenged with a wide range of disabilities caused by disease or injuries. We are one of a few hospitals in the Nurture Health group that offer a post-acute ventilation unit, which is a specialised service to patients who depend on mechanical ventilation.

At Nurture Paarl, we believe that the patient’s family is as important as the patient. Throughout the patient’s hospital stay, we conduct progress meetings with family members to educate them in proper care practice to ensure a consistently high standard of care, even after discharge. Patients undergo a combination of specially designed therapy sessions to suit their specific needs. They receive up to two hours of intensive therapy per day and, depending on the medical condition, this will include home and life management skills training.

Our Team

Our team is dedicated to helping you

Dr. Frans Pretorius, Somerset West native and Stellenbosch University graduate (2017). Completed Internship in Bloemfontein and Community Service in Robertson. Dedicated to excellence, offering patient-centered, holistic care empowering individuals for fulfilling lives.

Frans Pretorius

Rehabilitation Medical Practioner

Committed physiotherapist dedicated to continuous learning and skill development for the best patient care. Coordinates a rehabilitation team with the same mindset, ensuring quality care and continuity. Enthusiastic plant lover.

Mujahid Shaik

Rehab Intervention Leader

Originally from Mossel Bay, raised in Paarl and studied in Wellington through UNISA. I Worked in Child Protection for 12 years before joining Spescare Paarl in 2019. Working in an inter-disciplinary team is like how I view our patients - as part of a family who play a crucial part of someone’s wellbeing.

Karmi Ralph

Social Worker

I have been working in the hospital environment for more than 15 years. I have a great passion for my work ensuring that every patient has an authorisation for their stay here with us. Minimising the financial risk of every patient is important to me.

Elrico Howard

Rehab Case Manager

Registered Nurse with 30+ years' experience, joined a dynamic company on August 1, 2023. Passionate about patient care, quality assurance, and workplace health and safety. Committed to addressing all needs during the recovery process.

Claudia Hollenbacht

Rehab Care Leader

Jeandre Neff has a person-centred approach, she prioritises the well-being and individual needs of those she serves. Through her diverse skill set and commitment to promoting mental and physical wellness, fostering inclusivity, and creating supportive environments for our patients. Jeandre strives to make a positive impact on individuals and broader communities.

Jeandre Neff

Rehab Centre Manager

Our Facilities

We use the latest in rehabilitation facilities

Nurture Paarl, was acquired in 2016 and is situated in the picturesque town of Paarl in the Western Cape, and became part of the Nurture family in 2023. It has x beds (single and double rooms).

Our hospital has been designed to promote rehabilitation efficiency, enabling our staff to create a safe, supervised, and structured environment for our patients.

Specialised facilities and services include: occupational therapy in our gym, workshop, kitchen, and physiotherapy in our specialised physiotherapy gym.

All equipment needs can be catered for and we provide comprehensive out-patient care after a patient is discharged.

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In Touch

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021 871 1249

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C/o 62 Optenhorst & Berlyn Street,
Paarl, Western Cape

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