Physical Rehabilitation And Medical Care For People With Disabilities

At Nurture Newlands we rehabilitate people who have lost their independence after injury or illness. We support you on your rehabilitation journey.

We provide physical rehabilitation and sub-acute inpatient and outpatient care for people challenged with a wide range of disabilities caused by disease or injuries, including:

  • Rehabilitation after joint replacements
  • Rehabilitation after poly trauma
  • Rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries
  • Neurological conditions such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post amputation rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation after brain injuries
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • General weakness after lengthy hospitalisation
  • Geriatric care
  • Palliative care
  • Care worker and family training
  • Home and job site assessments

Nurture Newlands is a licensed private rehabilitation hospital meeting all requirements and regulations of the Western Cape Department of Health.

Through an Interdisciplinary team based approach, Nurture Newlands assists patients to achieve their highest level of functioning and independence, as cost effectively as possible. The Interdisciplinary team carefully plans and implements a tailor made rehabilitation program for every patient.

At the heart of Nurture Newlands lies its experienced and expert, interdisciplinary team of people who work closely together to meet the needs of each Nurture Newlands patient to produce excellent results.

The full-time team consists of medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists,  speech and swallowing therapists, rehabilitation nurses and the c ase m anager.
In addition, the part-time support team includes a dietician, a social worker, a psychologist, medical orthotists and prosthetists .
What our full-time team members provide :


Our doctors are highly experienced and are driven by the conviction that the best outcome is reached by clearly understanding the needs and wishes of our patients.  Their aim is to ensure that their team, with their equipment and systems, all work together to deliver the best outcome.


Patients receive up to two hours of intensive therapy per day and, depending on their medical condition, will include home and life management skills training.

Rehabilitation Nurses

Rehabilitation nurses are an integral part of the Interdisciplinary team, and form part of the process of your rehabilitation while you are in hospital. The nurses continue with your rehabilitation process in the ward environment, by allowing as much independence as possible, with supervision and assistance as needed. They will encourage you to do as much for yourself as possible, and continue with the therapeutic exercises you have been given by your therapists.

Case Manager

The C ase Manager is responsible for ensuring that your medical scheme has been informed of your admission, organis ing your authoris ation, and continuously updating the scheme on your progress. They are responsible for ensuring that the financial situation around your stay in hospital is as seamless and easy as possible and will continuously liaise with you and your family regarding medical aid updates and funding benefits . They are also part of the Interdisciplinary team, and provide guidance to the other members of the team in terms of the time you have in the hospital, enabling the therapeutic team to make sound decisions on your rehabilitation according to the funding available.

Nuture Newlands is a specialised acute rehabilitation facility. All equipment needs can be catered for, and we provide comprehensive outpatient care after a patient is discharged from our care.

The facilities:

  • 36 beds in private and semi-private wards
  • A well-equipped gymnasium with custom-designed specialised equipment
  • Patient dining room
  • 4-bed isolation ward
  • Designated smoking areas
06:00 – 08:00 Ablutions (assisted by nurses, carers and the occupational therapist)
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast (assisted by nurses, carers, speech and swallowing therapist and the occupational therapist)
09:00 – 12:00 Doctors’ ward rounds
10:00 – 11:00 Tea and snack (in the dining area if possible)
11:00 – 11:30 Visiting hours – Close Family only
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (assisted by nurses and carers)
13:00 – 14:00 Rest/Therapy
14:00 – 15:00 Therapy
15:00 – 15:30 Tea
15:30 – 16:30 Visiting hours – Family and friends
17:00 – 18:00 Supper (assisted by nurses and carers)
19:00 – 20:00 Visiting hours – Family and friends
22:00 Lights out

Meetings are held with the family members and the Nurture Newlands inter-disciplinary team.

The family meetings provide a platform for the involved parties to discuss a patient’s diagnosis, the team’s goals for a patient, and any challenges or barriers that may be faced, up until the time the patient may be discharged.

We work towards the discharge plan of the patient as our goal Home carers, or a patient’s family, will be trained prior to discharge to help a patient continue with daily activities at home.

Work assessments form part of discharge planning in order to determine whether a patient will be able to return to work.  Staff will also assist in making arrangements in the case of the patient being unable to return to work.

You may be referred for out-patient therapy. This is provided on site at Nurture Newlands.

These services ensure that patients continue to receive the therapeutic treatment that they need in order to remain as safe and independent as possible at home.

We focus on what patients will need to be able to accomplish in their daily lives.  Our team works with patients to formulate the therapy strategy that is best suited to their specific needs and circumstances.


At the heart of Newlands Hospital lies its experienced and expert interdisciplinary team: the people who work closely together to meet the needs of each Newlands patient to produce excellent results.

The full-time team consists of medical practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, occupational technicians, speech and swallowing therapists, a social worker, a psychologist, medical orthotists and prosthetists, and rehabilitation nurses with extensive experience in rehabilitative, medical and therapeutic services.

In addition, the part-time support team includes biokineticists and a dietician.

  • Rehabilitation doctors are primarily responsible for your rehabilitation programme and overall medical care.
  • Nurses help you with difficult tasks and help you practice what you learn in therapy.
  • Therapists including Psychologists, Social Worker, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Dieticians are responsible for the practical activities of your rehabilitation and help you to regain your ability to perform daily activities.
  • Care Managers that will assist in the planning and implementation of your discharge arrangements and act as emotional support for a patient’s family.
  • Case Managers who liaise and negotiate with your medical aid scheme or funder prior to and during your hospital stay.

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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