Tips For Our Patients


Comfortable clothing, such as tracksuits or loose fitting items, are necessary for therapy sessions and activities, and pyjamas are required for bed. You are responsible for providing clean clothes. There is no laundry service on site, but laundry can be sent away to the laundromat. This will be for the patient’s own cost.

Personal Items

Patient’s own chronic medication must be brought in on admission. Medical aids will not pay for chronic medication dispensed in hospital and if this happens the cost will be for the patient’s own account.

All medicines a patient brings into the hospital are to be handed to the Sister-in-Charge, who will store it in a secure cupboard in the patient’s room.  You are allowed to bring your cellphone with you but it must be switched off during therapy sessions.

You are welcome to bring your own books, magazines and other reading material.

We cannot take responsibility for any valuables belonging to yourself or your visitors.  Do not bring anything of substantial value, money or firearms to the hospital.  You are welcome to bring personal items such as pictures, soft toys, posters or even personal bedding with you.

Snacks and Eating

All meals will be served by Nurture Newlands, therefore we request that you do not supplement your diet without speaking to the doctor or the Sister-in-Charge.  Sweets, snacks or junk food may seriously compromise your recovery.

Wherever possible, meals will be served in the dining room.  We sometimes request that families are present to learn how to help patients.

Other items to bring with you

  • Toiletries
  • Dentures
  • Hearing aids

Contact Information

Visiting Hours

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

Newlands Hospital is a Nurture Health Hospital and exists to inspire, support and equip our patients to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

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