History of Catherine Booth hospital

Catherine Booth Hospital, popularly known as Salveshe was established in 1912 by The Salvation Army Missionary - William Booth.

They erected a clinic in a church site and named it after his wife Catherine Booth, thereafter developed into a hospital.

This facility has been developed into a 126-bedded district hospital serving the community at Kwa-Khoza Reserve, Amatikulu under Umlalazi Sub-District at King Cetshwayo District.

Together with its three fixed clinics, namely - Mvutshini, Ensingweni and Gingindlovu Clinic, this facility services 7 municipal wards which are 6, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 20 with an estimated population of about 38 000.

This hospital is situated in deep rural areas - Gingindlovu being the nearest town which is 18 kilometres away from the facility.

There is also Mandeni and Eshowe town which are 30 kilometres and 40 kilometres away from the facility, respectively.

The hospital operates on a 24-hour basis while the clinics situated inside the facility are operational between 07h00am and 16h00pm from Monday to Friday.

All three fixed clinics operate from 07h00am until 16h00pm from Monday until Saturday.

There are two mobile teams which has 44 mobile points in the catchment area servicing the community on different days during the week. Moreover, there are school health teams serving 33 Primary Schools & 15 High Schools.

The Catherine Booth Hospital was ear-marked to house MDR-TB cases for the King Cetshwayo Health District; the ward was set up in 2007, and officially opened in 2011.

Currently the ward has 40 beds (20 males and 20 females), and is utilised as an Isolation facility.


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