About Us

Medwell SA focus on the principle of “Managed Home Nursing Care”, which ensures that the primary care of Medwell SA patients is continuous from Hospital/Rehab/Sub Acute to home.

Medwell Managed Home Nursing Care


To be the leaders in providing high-quality holistic Home Healthcare and Wellness Solutions.

Our Mission

Medwell SA is a healthcare partner that strives to assure a continuum of care by supplying health care services and supporting products in your preferred environment, enabling you to enjoy the best possible quality of life. We offer this through a multidisciplinary team of professionals that assesses, treats and maintains our client’s wellbeing. We aim to provide a personal and professional approach to health care.

Our core values

  • Compassion – Assure with empathy and dignity the continuum of quality of life at home
  • Value – Enabling a Home Wellness solution tailored to your personal clinical and financial circumstances
  • Innovation – Pioneering a technology-enabled service and products to be compliant and to optimise Home Wellness
  • Integrity – Treating clients, partners, employees and providers with respect
  • Committed – Being a partner for life – delivering dynamic, comprehensive Home Wellness services and products


Home nursing can remain an option even without medical aid authorisation. Please contact us for more information.

Company Overview

Leaders in Managed Home Nursing and Health Care Services since 1997.

Our services include managed care at home, post-hospitalisation and discharge from rehabilitation facilities. Our services are rendered to all age groups. Our aim is to provide patient centred care with an emphasis on the clinical needs and requirements as well as the personal needs of the patient and family involved.

Medwell SA specialises in:
  • Providing Managed Home Health Care services as an alternative to long-term hospitalisation and care in specialised care facilities,
  • Management and provision of Holistic Health Care Services within the retirement village sector to include Managed Home Health Care as part of the service delivery.
Elcare & Gernessa Merger

Elcare Managed Home Nursing and Gernessa Home Nursing merged in 2016 to form Medwell SA in order to expand and provide a national footprint of managed home nursing services throughout South Africa. The incorporated practices have been involved in managed home nursing and healthcare since 1997, operating throughout the greater Gauteng and Western Cape regions (including Garden Route and Overberg).  Part of the service offering is to include Managed Home Nursing service as part of Holistic Healthcare Service in the retirement village sector. At the heart of Medwell SA lies the joint expertise and knowledge gained by Elcare and Gernessa over the years. It is this heritage, unyielding commitment to professional integrity, and high-quality care that makes Medwell SA the home health care specialists and the leaders in the market in South Africa.

SGE Incorporation

In February 2017 SGE Recruitment, a nursing agency was incorporated to expand Medwell’s footprint across South Africa and to provide much-needed services in the Eastern Cape from Jeffreys to Port Elizabeth to specifically provide service to members of various medical aids.

Edna Incorporation

Edna Medical Distributors was incorporated as part of the Medwell Group in EDNA has been in existence since 1986. It started as a wholesaler of medicine and distributed to pharmacies and doctors but has subsequently expanded its business profile to that of an importer and wholesale supplier of medical goods to the State and Private sector as well as to the general public. EDNA Medical Distributors customer base is extensive, local as well as international. The main field of expertise lies in the supply of medical goods to institutions and patients as well as the supply of medicine to registered vendors only. EDNA is a registered medicine wholesaler with the SAHRPA (license 794). The incorporated brands have an impeccable reputation, history and standard of services and are recognised and trusted in each geographical area. 

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Meet our Leadership Team

Prof. Oppel B.W. Greeff

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Prof. Oppel B.W. Greeff

Chief Executive Officer

Gerhard Lombard

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Gerhard Lombard

Executive Director

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Johann Kruger


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Dr. Martin de Villiers

Medical Director

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Dr Janet Strauss

Chief Operating Officer

Carina Crane

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Carina Crane

Financial Manager

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Delene Lombard

Head of Human Resources
(Western, Southern and Eastern Cape)

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Sr. Amanda Louw

Nursing Services Manager
(Gauteng, Freestate, KZN and Limpopo)

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Sr. Leni Naude

Nursing Services Manager
(Western, Southern and Eastern Cape)

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Grethe Doubell-Schüssler

Marketing Manager

Our Nursing Staff

Medwell SA utilises various levels of nursing staff including, Registered Nurses, Auxiliary Nurses, Enrolled Nursing Assistants, and Care Workers. Each level of qualification has a specific scope of practice which Medwell SA strictly adheres to. All staff, except Care Workers, are registered with the South African Nursing Council. Apart from our nursing staff, our Care Managers form a critical part in the successful management of our services.

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