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Telephone: +27 (0) 35 595 3100
Fax: +27 (0) 35 5951007
Postal Address: Private Bag X602 Ubombo 3970
Email Address: Bethesdahospital.PRO@kznhealth.gov.za
Physical Address: N2 North to Mkuze, left at T-junction, 3 km to Umbombo, turn right and go 18 km
GPS co-ordinates: 32.0820982 | -27.5741112

Senior Management Team
Dr TC Ngwenya; Acting CEO and Medical Manager
Ms NI Mathe : Nursing Manager
Ms. HH Nxumalo : Finance Manager
Mr LT Nyawo : HR Manager
Ms GM Lamola : Pharmacy Manager
Mr PM Jiyane: Systems Manager

Vision: Bethesda Hospital to be the most desirable hospital to seek help from and to work for.

To develop a people centred district health services in the Bethesda catchment area where all persons have equal access to quality and comprehensive district health services, jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Core Values: Open communication, Transparency, Consultation, Commitment to performance and service excellence, Change and innovation

Services offered are at a generalist level to inpatients and outpatients

  • Trauma and emergency – 24hour services
  • Medicine
  • Surgery & Orthopaedics
  • Obstetrics & Gynae
  • Paediatrics
  • Dental/Oral Health Services
  • Mental health
  • Medical Social Work
  • Eye care & Cataract case finding
  • Rehabilitation services
    • Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetic Services
  • Clinical support services
    • Laboratory services
    • X-ray services & Ultrasound
    • Colposcopy – Regional level
  • Primary Health Care Services
    • Gateway Clinic, 8 fixed clinic & 2 mobile clinics
    • Outreach programmes
    • Community and home-based activities
    • VCT & PMTCT sites & ARV programme (HIV/AIDS)
    • Nutrition
    • Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
    • Community Health Workers
    • ARV rolled out
  • EAP
  • Collaboration
    • District EMRS (Ambulance Services)
    • District Medical Officers
    • Regional and Tertiary Hospitals
    • Social Welfare
    • Community Support Groups
    • NGO’s & CBO’s
    • SAPS
    • Fire Department
    • District Municipality

Bethesda is a district hospital founded in 1937 by the Methodist Church and now run by the Provincial Government. It is situated in the Umkhanyakude Health district.
 Bethesda hospital has 200 authorised beds and 196 usable beds and there are 517 approved posts.  It is situated in the north-eastern corner of KwaZulu-Natal in the small village of Ubombo on the Lebombo Mountains overlooking the Northern Maputaland planes.[ Read more ]

Bethesda hospital has achieved the:
Bethesda hospital achieves Gold Award in Premiers Service Excellence Awards
* Bethesda hospital excels with National Batho Pele Award
* Platinum Award - Impumelelo in 2003/04: Bethesda AIDS Action Team
* Accreditation of the Health Promoting Hospital in 2010
*  Accreditation with the status of the Improving the Quality of Health Care for Children by using Child PIP in 2010
* Recognition of the Mother & Baby Friendly Health Care
* Silver Award on the KZN Premier Service Excellence Award in 2010/11
* Cecilia Makiwane Award the highest order in Nursing through the dedicated Mrs N.E Mngomezulu
* The Rural Doctor of the Year Award through the dedicated Dr. K Gate in 2011/12

Hospital Events   

Visiting Hours :Monday to Sunday
10:00 to 11:00; 14:00 to 15:00; 18:00 to 19:00

Clinics falling under Bethesda hospital
1. Mkuze Clinic
2. Jozini Clinic
3. Madonela Clinic
4. Mhlekazi Clinic
5. Makhathini Clinic
6. Ophansi Clinic
7. Gedleza Clinic
8. Gateway Clinic

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Site last edited on 15 May, 2023 

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