Hospital Plan Articles

Below are links to a number of hospital plan related articles ranging from how to choose, and how to join a hospital plan, to why you need one and what they do and do not cover.
Before making any decision regarding joining a hospital plan or taking out any other medical cover, we encourage you to research a number of hospital plans thoroughly. Contact the ones that interest you and get quotes from different ones.
Most importantly,  make sure that you really understand what each hospital plan does, and does not cover. For example, most hospital plans do not cover outpatient (not staying overnight) treatments for cancer. If in any doubt, speak to a hospital plan advisor.


Healthcare System Sucking the Blood Out of our Medical Care

Laeticia Rispel is head of the Wits School of Public Health. According to her and others, South Africais healthcare system is very ill. According to them, this is as a result of irregular spending. Put another way, the system to be sick with…


Good Health Means Healthy Skin and Strong Bones

Just as it is across the world, in South Africa too, non-communicable diseases continue to become a huge concern. These kinds of diseases are known as lifestyle diseases and they contribute hugely to an individual’s quality of life. It starts to make a…


Private Hospitals Are Medical Schemes’ Biggest Expense

It is a well-known fact that the cost of healthcare is increasing at a rate that exceeds general inflation by far, and that medical schemes’ biggest expense – on private hospitals – is ever soaring. Private hospitals are the biggest expense of  the …


Day Hospitals Breakthrough in Health Care Access

The healthcare sector in South Africa is experiencing a huge boom currently. The country is seeking to raise its level of access to healthcare at par with international standards. The Day Hospital Association of South Africa predicts that the number of day hospitals…


Sanlam Hospital Plan is a Good Option

A stay in in a private hospital can cripple your finances and a stay in a public hospital can cripple you literally. A good Sanlam hospital plan can take care of all and any those hospital costs you incur. Lots of South Africans…


Discovery Hospital Plan Benefits

The Discovery hospital plan benefits are excellent. That is because Discovery is the largest medical scheme in South Africa. Hospital plans are among the many products in the sector that this large organisation offers. The company enjoys an enviable AA+ credit rating that…


Administrative Chaos in Gauteng Hospitals Leading to Bankruptcy

Gauteng’s Department of Health has appointed “a company” to collect money from “self-paying patients”. These patients owe close to R700-million to Gauteng hospitals. In addition to these debts, their are more than R2-billion in debts outstanding. No one knows how they intend to…


Pharos Medical Plan Options Include a Dedicated Professional Nurse

Pharos Medical Plan options meet the needs of a wide range of people whose lifestyles and medical requirements vary. They range from the most basic hospital cover plans to comprehensive plans that include in-hospital and out-of-hospital cover. A dedicated Pharos professional nurse is…


Private Hospitals Encourage Women to Have C Sections

CAPE TOWN  – C-sections which are not absolutely necessary are causing division. It is an emotional issue because it is believed that some caesareans carried out are not medically justified. A c section should take place where a vaginal delivery would put mother…


Bonitas Hospital Plan Could Rescue Your Family

Public healthcare services in South Africa have deteriorated so much that going to a public hospital is putting your life in jeopardy. Therefore top medical professionals have opted to leave the public healthcare system and find work in the well run private hospitals.…