Expert medical support

Medical care

Sisters Baart & Scholtz

The Woodridge Sanatorium is a well-equipped clinic manned by two experienced and qualified nursing sisters, offering expert medical care, advice and support to all our pupils. The facility is open 5 days a week and accessible over weekends during set times, and always on call for emergencies.

Medical Doctors, Konrad and Ansa von Hagen are fondly referred to as the School Doctors and are not only husband and wife, but current Woodridge parents. They are available on campus for consultations twice a week on Tuesdays (07:45) and Thursdays (14:30). 

Springbok Team Doctor and well-respected Sports Medicine Practitioner, Konrad’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (1997) and a MSc Sport Medicine(2003) from the University of Pretoria. He has also been heavily involved in the medical care for Southern Kings Rugby (2009-2017), South African Sevens (2012-2014), Warrior Cricket (2002 – present), Chippa United Football Club (2014 – present), and has been the Ironman South Africa Medical Director since 2008. In addition to the Springboks, Konrad currently provides medical support to the Sharks, Bulls and Lions and is their Covid-19 Adviser.

Konrad also administers any suspected concussions tests for pupils who participate in school sports, particularly contact sport such as Rugby, as per the Boksmartregulations.

Ansa also obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (University of Pretoria, 1997) and a Diploma in Occupational Medicine (2005) from the University of Stellenbosch. She currently consults as an Occupational Medical Practitioner. 

Physiotherapist, Jana Stander, is available for consultations at the Sanatorium by appointment and can be contacted directly. Occupational Therapists, Mrs Pippa van der Spuy and Mrs Country Mercer as well as Speech Therapist, Ms Jessica Hazell, provides additional onsite support to pupils when necessary. Referrals to other specialists and health professionals outside of the school can also be arranged by the nursing staff on behalf of a pupil.

General & Sports Medicine Practice - Dr Konrad von Hagen:
222 Cape Road
Mill Park
Tel: 041 492 3388

PhysiotherapySpeech TherapyOccupational Therapy

Jana Stander
Mobile: 084 510 6102
Email: jstanderphysio@gmail.com 

Jessica Hazell:
Office: 041 581 0931
Mobile: 072 659 3049 
Email: jh@janaheathspeechaudiology.com 

Pippa van der Spuy:
Mobile: 082 454 1363
Email: pippatherapy@gmail.com 

CLINIC TIMES

Because young people sometimes try to avoid classes by visiting the Sanatorium, we have a strict policy regarding consulting hours. Pupils may consult the sister on duty as follows:

Monday – Friday

Saturday
08:00 – 09:00 & 17:00 – 18:00

Sunday
10:00 – 11:00 & 15:30 – 16:30

VISITING
Pupils admitted to the Sanatorium are not allowed visitors (this includes chatting to friends at the windows). When pupils are in the Sanatorium for a long time, visiting is at the sister’s discretion and is limited to non-infectious patients only.

PERSONAL MEDICATION
When visiting the Sanatorium, the nurses must be notified of ALL medication the pupil is using, as some drugs interact negatively with each other. All medicines are to be kept by the Sanatorium, or with the House Parent, if the Sanatorium staff approve.

ELECTRONIC POLICY
Pupils admitted to the Sanatorium may not have any access to electronic devices between 08:00 – 16:00.

Phone:041 492 2407