McCord Provincial Eye Hospital

McCord Provincial Eye Hospital is the former Semi Private Hospital that was taken over by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health in February 2014. Services offered are at Provincial level and therefore all patients need a referral from other Health care providers. There is no general outpatients. The Hospital has 77 inpatient beds

McCord Hospital was officially opened in May 1909 by Dr James McCord who, with his wife Margaret, had come to South Africa from the USA, sent by the American Board Missions to work at Adams Mission in Amanzimtoti. Before opening the hospital they worked from a dispensary in Beatrice Street, with the phenomenal nurse, Katie Makhanya. There they performed minor operations, dispensed medicine and spread the faith of non-denominational Christianity.

History of McCord Hospital

Senior Management Team


Dr J Mannie : Acting CEO


Dr S Naidoo : Clinical Manager


Dr N Chelin : Acting Medical Manager


Mrs B Madlala: Nursing Manager


Mr R Sivapersad : Finance Manager


Mr A Schwenn : Systems Manager


Miss N Sithole : HR Manager


Mr R Maharaj : Pharmacist

Contact Details

Telephone : +27 (0) 31 268 5700

Fax : +27 (0) 31 268 5705

Email :

Postal Address : PO Box 37587 Overport 4067

Physical Address : 28 McCord road, Overport 4092


Optimal health status for all persons in KwaZulu-Natal.


To develop a sustainable, co-ordinated, integrated and comprehensive health system at all levels, based on the provincial health care approach through the provincial health system.

Core Value

Trust built on truth, integrity and reconciliation.
Open communication, transparency and consultation.
Commitment to performance, courage to learn, change and innovate

Visiting Hours

Monday to Friday

12h30-13h30 and 18h30-19h30

Weekends and Public Holidays

12h30 - 14h30 and 17h30-19h30



If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding Mccord hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer : Mrs Zodwa Mbatha

Tel:+27 (0) 31 268 5787

Fax:+27 (0) 31 268 5705

Email :

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This page last edited on 15 March, 2021

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