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Life Brenthurst Clinic (Parktown)
 
3.3 (8 Reviews)

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    Life Brenthurst Clinic (Parktown) in Johannesburg
    Our team At Life Brenthurst Clinic we understand that we have a responsibility to meet the expectations of those who are entrusted to our care as well as the expectations of their loved ones. This realisation enables us to ensure that we focus on an experience of care for everybody who visits or is admitted to one of our hospitals or healthcare facilities.
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    Average user rating from: 8 user(s)

    Overall Rating 
     
    3.3
    Location 
     
    3.5  (8)
    Quality of treatment 
     
    3.0  (8)
    Hygiene 
     
    3.5  (8)
    Pricing 
     
    3.3  (8)
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    My mother was kept alive at all cost and despite a hopeless prognosis until we got lawyers in to force a move to Hospice where she was finally allowed to die with dignity, pain free. Despite signed DNR's and repeated requests to interface with Hospice, the Physician and staff in the ICU maintained and escalated treatment (such as giving her Adrenalin) The ICU was not aseptic, no enforcement of people removing jewelry, watches, spraying their hands and arms, no gloves or protective plastic garments for visitors. Nurses would remove gloves and then remember they had to do something and not put on a new pair. The treating Physician was arrogant and was only focussed on keeping the patient alive at all costs (despite there being no hope). The patient had a fall and severe subdural requiring brain surgery. She had a severely (and painfully) displaced hip retiring surgery, she had a necrotic bowel, requiring - neither of which could be done because of her being so weak. She couldn't be given effective pain management because she was so weak. She was wracked with spasms of pain and tied down to the bed as she kept wanting to revive the tracheostomy pipes. The Physician had a god complex, was arrogant and devoid of compassion - both to the patient and the family. He wanted my mom to go into rehab at Kensington, despite the fact it was far too far away for friends and family, because he would retain control over the patient. We had to insist on Auckland Park and they had one look at my mom and confirmed our suspicions that she was NOT viable for rehab. The Physician refused to sign the necessary documents to allow a hospice doctor to make an evaluation. We had to get lawyers involved to get this third opinion. Finally my mother was moved in Hospice Houghton where she was given morphine and could finally be comfortable, relaxed and within 24 hours she passed away, finally at peace!
    Overall Rating 
     
    1.5
    Location 
     
    3.0
    Quality of treatment 
     
    1.0
    Hygiene 
     
    1.0
    Pricing 
     
    1.0
    Dido Panagiotopoulos Reviewed by Dido Panagiotopoulos September 23, 2017
    Last updated: September 23, 2017
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    Barbaric Brenthurst

    My mother was kept alive at all cost and despite a hopeless prognosis until we got lawyers in to force a move to Hospice where she was finally allowed to die with dignity, pain free. Despite signed DNR's and repeated requests to interface with Hospice, the Physician and staff in the ICU maintained and escalated treatment (such as giving her Adrenalin) The ICU was not aseptic, no enforcement of people removing jewelry, watches, spraying their hands and arms, no gloves or protective plastic garments for visitors. Nurses would remove gloves and then remember they had to do something and not put on a new pair. The treating Physician was arrogant and was only focussed on keeping the patient alive at all costs (despite there being no hope). The patient had a fall and severe subdural requiring brain surgery. She had a severely (and painfully) displaced hip retiring surgery, she had a necrotic bowel, requiring - neither of which could be done because of her being so weak. She couldn't be given effective pain management because she was so weak. She was wracked with spasms of pain and tied down to the bed as she kept wanting to revive the tracheostomy pipes. The Physician had a god complex, was arrogant and devoid of compassion - both to the patient and the family. He wanted my mom to go into rehab at Kensington, despite the fact it was far too far away for friends and family, because he would retain control over the patient. We had to insist on Auckland Park and they had one look at my mom and confirmed our suspicions that she was NOT viable for rehab. The Physician refused to sign the necessary documents to allow a hospice doctor to make an evaluation. We had to get lawyers involved to get this third opinion. Finally my mother was moved in Hospice Houghton where she was given morphine and could finally be comfortable, relaxed and within 24 hours she passed away, finally at peace!

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    I was recently admitted @ the Brenthurst and fell in love with the place, the last time I was there was when I was due for my son 17yrs ago. The staff in Section 6 were so friendly and caring, it was like we`ve known each other for a very long time. Also the neurologist Prof Girish Modi who booked me in made me feel at home with magical ease. I was completely overwhelmed when a cleaning lady came to greet me right from the street and even offering to carry my hospital luggage for me right up to the admission block..The catering was also *mouth watering and wouldn`t mind the extra kilos I put on due to the irresistible food* Words cannot impart my inner joy and happiness and if I had it my way, would be a regular feature there...*Big-Up to you*
    Overall Rating 
     
    5.0
    Location 
     
    5.0
    Quality of treatment 
     
    5.0
    Hygiene 
     
    5.0
    Pricing 
     
    5.0
    Ntswaki Mbalu Reviewed by Ntswaki Mbalu August 04, 2017
    Last updated: August 04, 2017
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    Neurology Rooms & Section 6

    I was recently admitted @ the Brenthurst and fell in love with the place, the last time I was there was when I was due for my son 17yrs ago. The staff in Section 6 were so friendly and caring, it was like we`ve known each other for a very long time. Also the neurologist Prof Girish Modi who booked me in made me feel at home with magical ease. I was completely overwhelmed when a cleaning lady came to greet me right from the street and even offering to carry my hospital luggage for me right up to the admission block..The catering was also *mouth watering and wouldn`t mind the extra kilos I put on due to the irresistible food* Words cannot impart my inner joy and happiness and if I had it my way, would be a regular feature there...*Big-Up to you*

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    I am contemplating of coming your Clinic but due to my wife and new born baby being there I have no option. Yesterday what I experienced from the Sisters and the the lady who said is a bab(ies) doctor or paediatric doctor gave me a shock of my life. For a moment I felt like I should maybe shift my wife and baby to another hospitat even though I new that it was going to be impossible. But that is exactly how I felt.
    My wife is HIV positive and her viral load is undetectable for more more than years now even before the Fixed Dose Therapy was introduced. We have three children and the one who was born before the current one, received nevirapine and the Mother to child transmission program was followed by the Hillbrow Clinic/Hospital. The mother chose not to breastfeed but provided formula (exclusively) to our now healthy HIV free 8 years old daughter.
    This current pregnancy, my wife decided to choose breastfeeding for 6 months exclusively. We followed the guidelines as per the World Health Organization which are universal in my understanding.
    But, the team of nurses seemed to have a different view to this guidelines!!! Which shocked us to the core.
    I arrived at the ward around 10:05 or 10:10am only to be met by nurses telling me and my wife that according to their experience, the, "most mothers, produce milk 3 to 4 days after giving birth" this was said by the lady Sister who was hands on during the delivery and was supported by her assistant.
    This was said exactly the moment they were preparing my wife for delivery!!! Stretching her legs and putting then on the supporters!!! They also asked me to help to tighten the screws.
    They kept asking a question, "what are you going to give the baby because now we will be forced to take your baby to theatre where we will put drip to feed the baby, which is not a good thing, you should decide now otherwise, we need to know what are going to do when the baby is crying and in need of something to eat!!!"
    We then told them that, we decided to breastfeed. They then made delivery and around 10:25am if I am right. There after they gave us a form to sign to choose breastfeeding or formula!!! This was after Dr Ismail was brought to the issue but we told him that we are choosing breastfeeding. I persobally ask the Dr, the same question I asked the sisters, that isnt it natural for milk to come out naturally when the baby continues to suckle??? The Dr concured. We then decided to continued to choose the breastfeed option. I could tell from how the sister's face changed and the jokes we were doing began to fade and her face chaged all of a sudden!!!
    When I thought that this was over, the ward manager was also drawn to the same matter!!!
    She asked me to be excused from the room and that she will see me later. I presume the spoke to my wife and later came to speak to me.
    I told her that I do understand the issue of less milk coming from the breasts but with time the milk production will improve!
    We reached consensus that, the mother will breastfeed.
    I went in to be with my wife when the sister (angry looking) not loud as usual and active!!! She looked dejected and said, " here is your baby" My wife received the baby and gave it breatmilk for the first time. And, the baby was fed and fell asleep.
    I think that the sister was probably not aware how we felt when we saw that the baby had two fingers on her right hand, co-joined together!!! Of cause we wouldn't feel at ease about it. But for her to end up putting to attention the same issue about formula and Breastfeeding yet once again to the lady who refferred to herself as a baby(ies)/Paediatric Doctor.
    It left us even more puzzuled. We were now told that, the baby could face risk of her sugar levels dropping and it could faint and even die!!!
    I tried to reason with the Doctor to say, but what happens to other nations even people who do not have the state of the art care facilities such this this one (Brenthurst)??? And, they deliver and breastfeed as recommend (by WHO)??? Do they loose their babies. She told me not to base my argument on such philosophical... She is there to insure that the baby's life is put first!!! Which I agree. She said that we would decide and that she will asked to be excused as she have other matter of agency to attend. I felt that we were being pushed and pushed on the corner and had no options...
    I told her "mam you could excuse yourself or ask those who asked you to come here to do so", she left... The bay was taken to bath and it was brought back, we were told by the sister that, its Sugar levels are at 1!!! Because we didn't receive proper counselling from that team is palliative care professionals we kept quiet. It was now too much. I remember that, I kept praying silently for my babies survival. And each time I looked at it and she wasn't crying and was laying peacefully. I went to Hillbrow and ask the farmacy if there is something the mother can take or use to stimulate the production of milk. He helped me. I gave the product to my wife. But before that, when ai asked the nurse who took blood from my baby's heel, she said the sugar level is 3.9!!!

    My ratings: Quality of Treatment. I was happy with the delivery procedure. It was excellent and Dr Ismail was outstanding too. Just the breastfeeding vs formula feeding issue. Because I feel this could impact negatively to the parents of newborns who are forced by culture, traditions, religions, societal issues and economical issues to choose breastfeeding.

    Hygiene: all the materials used. Blood stained and bad smellling discharges were left there all the time even the cleaner ignored it. If its procedural, I am fine with it.
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.5
    Location 
     
    5.0
    Quality of treatment 
     
    2.0
    Hygiene 
     
    3.0
    Pricing 
     
    4.0

    Brenthurst Maternity room

    I am contemplating of coming your Clinic but due to my wife and new born baby being there I have no option. Yesterday what I experienced from the Sisters and the the lady who said is a bab(ies) doctor or paediatric doctor gave me a shock of my life. For a moment I felt like I should maybe shift my wife and baby to another hospitat even though I new that it was going to be impossible. But that is exactly how I felt.
    My wife is HIV positive and her viral load is undetectable for more more than years now even before the Fixed Dose Therapy was introduced. We have three children and the one who was born before the current one, received nevirapine and the Mother to child transmission program was followed by the Hillbrow Clinic/Hospital. The mother chose not to breastfeed but provided formula (exclusively) to our now healthy HIV free 8 years old daughter.
    This current pregnancy, my wife decided to choose breastfeeding for 6 months exclusively. We followed the guidelines as per the World Health Organization which are universal in my understanding.
    But, the team of nurses seemed to have a different view to this guidelines!!! Which shocked us to the core.
    I arrived at the ward around 10:05 or 10:10am only to be met by nurses telling me and my wife that according to their experience, the, "most mothers, produce milk 3 to 4 days after giving birth" this was said by the lady Sister who was hands on during the delivery and was supported by her assistant.
    This was said exactly the moment they were preparing my wife for delivery!!! Stretching her legs and putting then on the supporters!!! They also asked me to help to tighten the screws.
    They kept asking a question, "what are you going to give the baby because now we will be forced to take your baby to theatre where we will put drip to feed the baby, which is not a good thing, you should decide now otherwise, we need to know what are going to do when the baby is crying and in need of something to eat!!!"
    We then told them that, we decided to breastfeed. They then made delivery and around 10:25am if I am right. There after they gave us a form to sign to choose breastfeeding or formula!!! This was after Dr Ismail was brought to the issue but we told him that we are choosing breastfeeding. I persobally ask the Dr, the same question I asked the sisters, that isnt it natural for milk to come out naturally when the baby continues to suckle??? The Dr concured. We then decided to continued to choose the breastfeed option. I could tell from how the sister's face changed and the jokes we were doing began to fade and her face chaged all of a sudden!!!
    When I thought that this was over, the ward manager was also drawn to the same matter!!!
    She asked me to be excused from the room and that she will see me later. I presume the spoke to my wife and later came to speak to me.
    I told her that I do understand the issue of less milk coming from the breasts but with time the milk production will improve!
    We reached consensus that, the mother will breastfeed.
    I went in to be with my wife when the sister (angry looking) not loud as usual and active!!! She looked dejected and said, " here is your baby" My wife received the baby and gave it breatmilk for the first time. And, the baby was fed and fell asleep.
    I think that the sister was probably not aware how we felt when we saw that the baby had two fingers on her right hand, co-joined together!!! Of cause we wouldn't feel at ease about it. But for her to end up putting to attention the same issue about formula and Breastfeeding yet once again to the lady who refferred to herself as a baby(ies)/Paediatric Doctor.
    It left us even more puzzuled. We were now told that, the baby could face risk of her sugar levels dropping and it could faint and even die!!!
    I tried to reason with the Doctor to say, but what happens to other nations even people who do not have the state of the art care facilities such this this one (Brenthurst)??? And, they deliver and breastfeed as recommend (by WHO)??? Do they loose their babies. She told me not to base my argument on such philosophical... She is there to insure that the baby's life is put first!!! Which I agree. She said that we would decide and that she will asked to be excused as she have other matter of agency to attend. I felt that we were being pushed and pushed on the corner and had no options...
    I told her "mam you could excuse yourself or ask those who asked you to come here to do so", she left... The bay was taken to bath and it was brought back, we were told by the sister that, its Sugar levels are at 1!!! Because we didn't receive proper counselling from that team is palliative care professionals we kept quiet. It was now too much. I remember that, I kept praying silently for my babies survival. And each time I looked at it and she wasn't crying and was laying peacefully. I went to Hillbrow and ask the farmacy if there is something the mother can take or use to stimulate the production of milk. He helped me. I gave the product to my wife. But before that, when ai asked the nurse who took blood from my baby's heel, she said the sugar level is 3.9!!!

    My ratings: Quality of Treatment. I was happy with the delivery procedure. It was excellent and Dr Ismail was outstanding too. Just the breastfeeding vs formula feeding issue. Because I feel this could impact negatively to the parents of newborns who are forced by culture, traditions, religions, societal issues and economical issues to choose breastfeeding.

    Hygiene: all the materials used. Blood stained and bad smellling discharges were left there all the time even the cleaner ignored it. If its procedural, I am fine with it.

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    Went there for theater, staff there were friendly and professional. But first I was in the ward to be admitted, no customer care there. I waited n hour n half fo someone to make my file. After theater I was dumped by the nurse who was suppose to call my doctor but didn't come back. So I waited an hour until another nurse came to ask if I want food. I was like, duh haven't eaten since 6:00am! I told the other 1 I had chest pain. I have a heart disease, my heart beats very slow. Nobody listened to wat I was sayin. Was given pain killers to take home but they ain't helping. The point to all this is, the staff at ward section 2 needs customer care workshop n stop holding group meetings at the front desk. They could at least show interest. You'd be talking to them and see they not even listening! We pay so much thus we don't expect bad service. Thanx theater staff, you were great.
    Overall Rating 
     
    2.8
    Location 
     
    1.0
    Quality of treatment 
     
    4.0
    Hygiene 
     
    4.0
    Pricing 
     
    2.0
    Reviewed by Zama Myeni April 06, 2017

    Section 2 staff need customer care

    Went there for theater, staff there were friendly and professional. But first I was in the ward to be admitted, no customer care there. I waited n hour n half fo someone to make my file. After theater I was dumped by the nurse who was suppose to call my doctor but didn't come back. So I waited an hour until another nurse came to ask if I want food. I was like, duh haven't eaten since 6:00am! I told the other 1 I had chest pain. I have a heart disease, my heart beats very slow. Nobody listened to wat I was sayin. Was given pain killers to take home but they ain't helping. The point to all this is, the staff at ward section 2 needs customer care workshop n stop holding group meetings at the front desk. They could at least show interest. You'd be talking to them and see they not even listening! We pay so much thus we don't expect bad service. Thanx theater staff, you were great.

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    Went to Brenthurst clinic for the first time on Monday. I must say if you can brave the morning traffic getting there, then there's nothing much else to worry about. I was pleasantly surprised at how clean the place was. As for staff, they all are friendly and helpful. I was early for my appointment, but as soon as I got to X-ray department, was attended to immediately. Once I had completed my forms, they announced (over loud speaker) that a patient was ready to be attended to, and in seconds I was out of the waiting room and on my way to get my scan. I didn't have to wait long and they even have individual lockers (with keys to store your personal possessions. I think most hospitals should have this. Overall very satisfied with the treatment, the professionalism of the doctors and kindness of the staff.Parking may be an issue and hospital should look into addressing this as there isn't sufficient parking during the day. I did feel safe leaving my car in the outside parking area as security staff was visible.
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.5
    Location 
     
    3.0
    Quality of treatment 
     
    4.0
    Hygiene 
     
    4.0
    Pricing 
     
    3.0
    Krishnee Reviewed by Krishnee February 26, 2014
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    Happy patient

    Went to Brenthurst clinic for the first time on Monday. I must say if you can brave the morning traffic getting there, then there's nothing much else to worry about. I was pleasantly surprised at how clean the place was. As for staff, they all are friendly and helpful. I was early for my appointment, but as soon as I got to X-ray department, was attended to immediately. Once I had completed my forms, they announced (over loud speaker) that a patient was ready to be attended to, and in seconds I was out of the waiting room and on my way to get my scan. I didn't have to wait long and they even have individual lockers (with keys to store your personal possessions. I think most hospitals should have this. Overall very satisfied with the treatment, the professionalism of the doctors and kindness of the staff.Parking may be an issue and hospital should look into addressing this as there isn't sufficient parking during the day. I did feel safe leaving my car in the outside parking area as security staff was visible.

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    What is up with nurses and their attitudes? Some are so friendly and helpful and others are just plain rude!!! Brenthurst is a clean hospital with some well trained proffessionals, if only they could teach some of the nurses manners!!
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.3
    Location 
     
    3.0
    Quality of treatment 
     
    3.0
    Hygiene 
     
    4.0
    Pricing 
     
    3.0
    Naeemah Reviewed by Naeemah April 24, 2012
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    Not impressed

    What is up with nurses and their attitudes? Some are so friendly and helpful and others are just plain rude!!! Brenthurst is a clean hospital with some well trained proffessionals, if only they could teach some of the nurses manners!!

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    I was there once, it was a public holiday and that may have negatively impacted my experience but I was totally not impressed, the service just needs proper review.
    Overall Rating 
     
    3.0
    Location 
     
    4.0
    Quality of treatment 
     
    1.0
    Hygiene 
     
    3.0
    Pricing 
     
    4.0
    Sindi Nzimande Reviewed by Sindi Nzimande December 20, 2011
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    Service pheeew

    I was there once, it was a public holiday and that may have negatively impacted my experience but I was totally not impressed, the service just needs proper review.

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    I've been to Brenthurst Clinic, to visit a Physician, and an Ophthalmologist. I've also been to their on-site Lancet labs (pathologists), and taken X-rays on site. I like this medical centre.

    Parking (on-site) for day-visitors can sometimes become a problem.
    Overall Rating 
     
    4.0
    Location 
     
    4.0
    Quality of treatment 
     
    4.0
    Hygiene 
     
    4.0
    Pricing 
     
    4.0
    Abdul CX Dawood Reviewed by Abdul CX Dawood November 28, 2011
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    Excellent panel of medical experts

    I've been to Brenthurst Clinic, to visit a Physician, and an Ophthalmologist. I've also been to their on-site Lancet labs (pathologists), and taken X-rays on site. I like this medical centre.

    Parking (on-site) for day-visitors can sometimes become a problem.

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