Private healthcare group Netcare today announced that the Competition Tribunal has approved its acquisition of Lakeview Hospital.
“We are continuously exploring ways to improve our service offering to patients, and are excited that the acquisition of Lakeview Hospital augurs well for the future of both Netcare and Lakeview, as the hospital is ideally positioned to enhance Netcare’s service offering to our patients in the greater East Rand,” said Jacques du Plessis, managing director of Netcare’s hospital division.
The previously privately owned Lakeview Hospital is a 94-bed facility, conveniently located in Benoni next to the N12 Highway and in close proximity to the Tom Jones off-ramp. The hospital, which opened in 2010, primarily serves the East Rand communities of Benoni, Brakpan, Boksburg and Springs.
“Lakeview Hospital provides a range of multidisciplinary healthcare services, and is particularly well-known for its state-of-the-art 20-bed mother and child unit and six-bed neonatal ICU. Advanced orthopaedic surgery is another focus area and the hospital is at present looking to establish an orthopaedic and spinal centre of excellence,” added Du Plessis.
Other facilities at Lakeview Hospital include an eight-bed adult intensive care unit, medical and surgical wards, a paediatric unit as well as a day surgical facility. The hospital also has four theatres, one of which is equipped with laminar flow technology, a 24-hour emergency department, radiology and pathology services, as well as a pharmacy.
Du Plessis concluded by saying that Lakeview Hospital ideally complements the other Netcare hospitals in the greater East Rand. “We look forward to growing our combined healthcare service offering together with the Lakeview team in the coming years in order to ensure greater accessibility to private healthcare services in the region.”
Notes to journalists
Netcare (JSE: NTC) operates the largest private hospital, primary healthcare, emergency medical services and renal care networks in South Africa. In addition to its world-class acute private hospital services in SA, Netcare provides:
- cancer services including radiosurgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and robotic-assisted surgery;
- primary healthcare services through Medicross;
- emergency medical services through Netcare 911;
- occupational health and employee wellness services through Netcare Occupational Health;
- mental health and psychiatric services through Akeso; and
- renal dialysis through National Renal Care (NRC).
Netcare also has the distinction of being a leading private trainer of emergency medical and nursing personnel in the country.
Netcare’s core value is care. From this value flow four others, namely dignity, participation, truth and passion. We work hard to entrench these values in every action, decision and intervention we take with our patients, their families, our colleagues and communities.
For more information visit www.netcare.co.za.
Issued by: Martina Nicholson Associates (MNA) on behalf of Netcare
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