KwaDabeka Community Health Centre is situated at KwaDabeka Township, 12km east of Pinetown Centre and 22 km west of Durban city centre. The Clinic started operating in Clermont Township in the 70’s and due to space shortage it was then re-built by the then National Department of Health, Republic of South Africa in KwaDabeka.
It was officially opened in the early 80’s. Dr Pendlyberry was the first Superintendent and the only doctor in 1980. Whilst in Clermont, the Clinic was popularly known as “Kwa 6 bhobho”, which means 60 cents as patients were paying 60 cents for the services rendered. First staff members at KwaDabeka CHC.
In 1980, this institution started with at least 45 staff in comparison with today’s staff of more than 300. It currently serves a population of approximately 232 877 and serves as referral for 6 satellite clinics.
The next referral district hospitals are R. K Khan and St. Mary’s. All 19
Local Authority Clinics in the West District of eThekwini are supported by
KwaDabeka Community Health Centre.
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