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Telephone: +27 (0) 35 473 4500
Fax: +27 (0) 35 474 4914
Email: Sineziwe.Duma@kznhealth.gov.za
Postal Address: P/Bag 504 Eshowe 3815
Physical Address: 40 Kangella Street, Eshowe 3815
GPS co-ordinates: 31.46645583 | -28.8910043

Senior Management Team

Vision: We strive to provide optimum health care services to all citizens in our catchment area.

To provide good quality sustainable and comprehensive district health care service within the ambits of the national core standards through committed and efficient leadership.

Core Values:
Fostering the spirit of Ubuntu, compassion, openness and transparency, trust built on truth, reconciliation and commitment to performance

Services Offered

Clinical Services

  • Casualty
  • Crisis care for adult and child abuse
  • Dental services
  • Dietetics
  • Flying squad service - optometrist
  • General medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • OPD services
  • Occupational health
  • Optometry
  • Mental health services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Primary Health Care Services - 2 fixed clinics and 51 mobile service points
  • General Surgery

Clinical Support Services

  • Anaesthetics
  • Theatre
  • Radiology

General Support Services

  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Blood bank
  • Social Welfare
  • Psychology

Other Services

  • Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMCT)
  • Voluntary counselling testing (VCT)
  • Antiretroviral roll-out programme (ARV


On a site overlooking the Dlinza Forest in an area steeped in Zulu history, the Eshowe Hospital has occupied its present site since 1957.  Its predecessor, the Queen Victoria Hospital served the inhabitants of the town and the surrounding areas from the late 1890s and was run by predominantly part-time medical staff and a team of nurses until the opening of the “new” facility.  The fact that the present 460 bed hospital has, with relatively minor modifications, adequately served a largely rural population (estimated to be around 300 000 today) over almost five decades is a tribute to the planners who conceived the upgraded facility in the middle of the last century.
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Eshowe Hospital hailed in its Diamond Jubilee (60 year celebration)

Hospital Newsletter    


Visiting hours :
Day time: 11H00 - 13H00
Evening: 18H00 - 20H00

Clinics falling under Eshowe hospital:

  • Eshowe Gateway Clinic (operating Monday to Friday 7 am to 16h00)
  • King Dinizulu Clinic (Operating 7 days, 24 hours )
  • Siphilile Clinic (Operating 7 days a week, 7am to 16h00)
  • Nkwalini Clinic (Operating 7 days a week, 7am to 16h00)
  • Ekuphumuleni Clinic (operates 7 days, 7am to 16h00 and has an on call system)
  • General medicine
  • Ndlangubo Clinic ( operating 7 days, 24 hours)

PHC Team serves 53 fixed Mobile points

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding Eshowe hospital please contact the PRO Ms Sineziwe Duma on

Tel: (035) 473 4500
Fax: (035) 474 4914
Email: Sineziwe.Duma@kznhealth.gov.za


Site last edited on 10 May, 2017 

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