“Wellness can be defined as purposeful, enjoyable living or, more specifically, a deliberate lifestyle choice characterized by personal responsibility and optimal enhancement of physical, mental, and spiritual health”
– Hales (2009)
For people with mental health & substance abuse conditions, wellness is not the absence of disease, illness or stress; BUT presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and living environment = happiness.
We exist to inspire you, to support and to equip you to lead the life you can. We are devoted to making it possible for you to be happy and fulfilled.
That’s what we do, that’s why we come to work every day and that is our commitment to every person who comes to us. We do not judge, we do not blame, we only lend a hand to empower you.
Nurture Health has a scientific and medical approach to wellness and mindfulness. You will work with a team of professional people who have been handpicked because they all share our reason for existence – to inspire you, to support you and to equip you to lead the life you can and want to live.
Our team includes; psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, biokineticists, dieticians and nursing staff that create, implement and monitor treatment programs catered to each patients’ needs.
Every day, you will be part of a group of people where you get to share similar challenges in a safe environment. Together you will take part in a busy program we have designed with our committed goals of assisting you to recover and to equip you to live a fulfilled life.
We will give you the RIGHT assistance that will stop you from feeling overwhelmed and out of control. Patients in our recovery program will learn to make better choices and replace old, destructive behaviours with new, healthy habits.
Our wellness units help patients face the challenges of:
- Stress related conditions
You will experience comfortable accommodation, good food and a safe and secure environment, but you will work hard during the time you are with us.
Upon arrival, patients are given a detailed guide so that they are familiar with the programme of activities and given an orientation session where they have an opportunity to discuss their treatment.
Patient participation is vital in ensuring success on their journey to wellness. The program of proven therapeutic and recreational activities are designed to guide patients to recovery.
You will work hard during the time you are with us. Helping you to be a happy and fulfilled person in the short while that we have you with us, is a big task and responsibility. But, if you give your commitment and energy, it will all be worthwhile, that is our promise.
The People Who Make All The Difference
At the heart of Nurture Vereeniging Hospital lies its experienced interdisciplinary team.
The full time team consists of:
- Medical practitioners
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech and Swallowing Therapist
- Social Worker
- Rehabilitation Nurses
In addition, the part time support team includes a Dietician and Psychologist.
Important Notice About Visiting Hours
We have changed and are changing the advertised visiting arrangements and hours to ensure optimal safety in our hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Different arrangements and hours are required with different levels of infection in the community surrounding the hospital and we recommend that families of patients in the hospital make direct contact with us so that we can inform you of current arrangements and hours.
Get in Touch
- Special arrangements for visiting during the morning can be made. It is requested that this be arranged with the team beforehand as therapy and nursing care take priority during this time.
- 15:00-16:00 Family and Friends
19:00-20:00 Family and Friends
Vereeniging 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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