Lynnwood Oord

Lynnmed Clinic - Sub-Acute & Rehabilitation

Lynnmed is a 21-bed Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Hospital (also known as Step Down Clinics), with 6 Long term Care beds. The facility is registered with the BHF (Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa – the organisation concerned with the issuing of practice numbers) and is annually inspected by the Gauteng Department of Health. Our practice number enables us to gain authorization for admission from your medical aid, resulting in payment by the medical aid. As a small facility we provide personal nursing care, on a multidisciplinary level.

La Vie Care offers a caring and controlled environment at all our facilities. Individual patients are treated and monitored according to personal needs.L

La Vie Care
La Vie Care Frail Care Beds
La Vie Care 24 Hour Nursing Care
La Vie Care 24 Hour Emergency Call Out
La Vie Care Security






Orthopaedic rehabilitation inclusive of:

  • Fractures
  • Post amputation
  • Replacements
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal-back operations

Neurological rehabilitation due to:

  • Brain injury
  • Head trauma
  • Stroke

Specialised care such as:

  • Blood transfusion
  • Dialysis Intravenous antibiotics
  • Medical admissions i.e Pneumonia, UTI
  • Palliative care
  • Peg tubes
  • Post-operative care
  • Respite care
  • Trachea care
  • Wound care
  • COVID-positive patients

Support Services

Jaclyn Alton Physiotherapists

Techniques may be hands-on treatment, including:

  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Gait re-education with an assistive device
  • Mobility and endurance retraining
  • Strapping and taping techniques
  • Manual techniques

Theresa Swart Occupational Therapists

  • To assist patients, regardless of condition or setting, return to participation in the activities that they need and want to do
  • Training patient’s self-care skills, including feeding, dressing and grooming among  other activities
  • Aids with emotional adjustment following injury or illness
  • Treatment of cognitive limitations such as memory and problem solving
  • Ensure a safe discharge from Lynnmed

Alex Stipinovich Speech-Language Therapists

  • Strive to achieve and maintain the optimal level of independence in people living with neurological and cognitive impairment
  • Assist with communication in individuals with mild traumatic brain injury


We have a team of very passionate and dedicated General Practitioners who will look after you during your stay at Lynnmed Clinic. Our role is supportive and we aim to ensure that you are medically stable and able to get the maximum benefit from rehabilitation. We focus mainly on acute conditions that immediately affect your rehabilitation progress, and we will contact your hospital specialists in case of complications and/or emergencies. All medication given while at our facility will be provided by our pharmacy and claimed from your medical aid hospital benefit. We don’t allow patients to administer their own medication while with us. Patients need to follow up with their General Practitioners or specialist for chronic medications and conditions after discharge from Sub-acute. We don’t routinely investigate or treat chronic conditions during Sub-acute stay.

FREQUENCY OF DOCTOR VISITS You will be assessed by a doctor the day after your arrival and they will ensure that you receive all necessary chronic and acute medication while at Lynnmed Clinic. Following admission, the doctor will see you on a daily basis.

LENGTH OF DOCTOR VISITS The daily consults that follow are mostly brief and aimed at treating acute problems and ensuring medical stability.

DOCTORS CONTACT WITH FAMILY Our method of contact is via WhatsApp, and we will generally only call your family if you are unwell. We encourage you to stay up to date with specialist follow-ups. Families are responsible for taking you to your follow-up appointments as we don’t have transport to/from the hospital unless in the case of an emergency. You will also need to follow up with your General Practitioner or specialist for chronic medications and conditions after discharge from Sub-acute.

Your Preferred Choice

The referring Doctors are normally available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7h00 and 9h30 at Lynnmed.


  • We are the oldest and first stepdown facility; 29+ years and counting
  • The average employment period of our experienced caring staff is 16 years
  • All personnel are permanently employed. We don’t use any locum staff on a regular basis
  • We have never had to retrench staff
  • We have never closed and re-opened our doors- it is ALWAYS open!
  • Lynnmed has had the same owner since its establishment
  • Lynnmed is part of the La Vie Care group and can refer patients to our frail care facilities if necessary
  • Supporting services; physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and wound-care have practices on site
  • We have two general medical practitioners doing doctors rounds every day
  • We have an agreement with an ambulance service for emergencies
  • We have onsite case managers who get authorization on behalf of facilities & patients
  • We closely monitor activities in the facility via our camera system
  • Lynnmed offers sub-acute, rehabilitation, palliative, frail and terminal care services
  • Our staff is very friendly and we are more like a family than a hospital
  • Social worker and speech therapist




Frequently Asked Questions

COVID regulations still apply.
Afternoon 15:30-16:30
Evenings 18:00-19:00

  • 24/7 Nursing care by trained nurses and caregivers
  • A general practitioner who does ward rounds once a day
  • Physios, occupational- and speech therapists assisting with rehabilitation as motivated by the referring physician
  • Wound care Sister available if needed
  • 3 Meals a day with a small snack in the evening
  • The referring doctor sends a motivational letter to the administrative department (case managers) of the hospital
  • The letter is then sent to us, Lynnmed Clinic, where we directly call the medical aid for authorization
  • Once we receive confirmation of the authorization, we contact the hospital so that the transfer from the hospital to us can take place
  • The hospital will arrange for you to be transported by ambulance
  • The ambulance contacts us, Lynnmed Clinic, for confirmation that the medical aid had approved the authorization
  • Once approval has been completed, the ambulance will contact us and let us know when the transfer will take place
  • A thorough well-being assessment is done by the nursing staff and rehabilitation team
  • If possible, forms are filled in, otherwise we arrange for the family members to fill them in during their first visit
  • All medication and personal items are listed and stored away
  • Specific diets (due to medical reasons) are communicated to the kitchen 
  • Comfortable daywear for rehabilitation, nightwear, toiletries (toothbrush, hairbrush, soap, washcloth, etc. – just like your hospital bag
  • Progress WhatsApp messages will be sent to a family member and appointments with the consulting doctor, at Lynnmed, can be made between 07h30 and 08h00 via telephone
  • They can bring clean clothes, flowers and gifts and, if you ask for anything specific, we will notify them
  • That you as the patient, are in good hands. We undertake to send you home as soon as possible

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Facility Details

Sub-Acute & Rehabilitation Hospital and Frail Care 

Lynnwood Oord
315 The Hillside St

PO Box 75266
Lynnwood Ridge