With its wide variety of excellent medical specialists Knysna is a popular destination for medical procedures and post-op recovery. Here are some of the main benefits of choosing Knysna, and the St James of Knysna, as your post-op recovery base.
- WORLD CLASS FACILITIES
The Knysna Life Private Hospital has first class medical facilities operating to international standards. As a smaller than average facility enables them to offer personal care from check-in to check-out. The award winning design and layout creates more of a boutique hotel feel than a hospital, with smaller wards and spacious rooms.
The modern facilities in this 58-bed hospital include a state-of-the-art intensive-care unit, a 24-hour accident and emergency unit with a doctor on call, high-tech diagnostic equipment, a renal dialysis unit and a pathology lab, which local patients can access without having to travel long distances.
- TOP SPECIALISTS
Knysna is also home to some of the best specialists in South Africa offering a wide variety of procedures including Dentristry, Endocrinology, ENT surgery, Maxillofacial surgery, Obstetrics, Orthopaedic surgery, plastic & Reconstructive surgery and Urology, amongst others.
- SHORT TRAVEL DISTANCES FOR CHECK-UPS AND FOLLOW UP PROCEDURES
The St James of Knysna is only 7,4km from the Knysna Private Life Hospital, about 13minutes drive. It is less than an hour’s drive from George airport which is only 67,2km away.
- SPACIOUS ROOMS ON ONE LEVEL
The spacious suites at the St James are between 42m² and 60m² and have separate lounge areas. Other facilities include King size beds, en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower, smart TV’s with Netflix and high speed internet.
- UNIQUE POSITION ON THE EDGE OF THE KNYSNA LAGOON
Mental rehabilitation is a key aspect of successful post-op recovery. It is not just the stress on the day of surgery, but also adapting to post-op restrictions, low mental health and feelings of vulnerability. Patients need time to heal, and to readjust. Where better to do this than on the banks of the Knysna lagoon. Enjoy the fresh air and the spacious gardens with many secluded spots to relax in. Attentive staff, a choice of two pools, whether it is used for rehabilitation purposes, or just to relaxation in. And if you’re up to it, a trip on their pontoon barge on the Knysna lagoon.
Close to the centre of town, and yet secluded, the St James of Knysna will certainly meet your post-op requirements. Here you can rediscover a sense of normality and built your strength before you re-enter the world.