General Hospital Rules

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours are as follows :
11:00 – 11:30:  Close family
15:30 – 16:30:  Family and friends
19:00 – 20:00:  Family and friends

Government regulations stipulate that patients are only allowed three visitors at a bedside at any one time.  People with colds, sore throats or contagious diseases should not visit patients.

Patient Rights

Your right to privacy is of primary importance to us.  All information disclosed to staff members remains highly confidential.  Information regarding a specific patient may only be disclosed with the formal consent of the patient or in certain situations, the patient’s family.


All charges by the hospital, doctors and therapists are made at the Medical Schemes Scale of Benefits rates.  If a patient is a member of a medical scheme and the medical scheme covers the services fully, all costs will be paid.  However, many schemes demand co-payments for, have limits on, or do not provide cover for certain services or items.

The Nurture Newlands Case Manager will assist you to determine which services are covered, but it remains your responsibility to negotiate with the medical scheme about benefits.
Accounts are submitted directly to medical schemes, but you remain responsible for payment should the medical scheme not pay an account, for whatever reason.  Should a medical scheme or other form of insurance not cover a patient, we can, under certain circumstances, make arrangements for credit facilities.

Contact Information

Visiting Hours

  • Limited to three visitors
  • 11h00 – 11h30 Close Family
    15h30 – 16h30 Family & Friends
    19h00 – 20h00 Family & Friends

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