Eshowe hospital

Eshowe District Hospital, which was opened on 10 August 1956 by Dr. R.E Stevenson and councillor E.J.V Granthan, is situated at 40 Kangella Street , ward 11 Umlalazi Municipality under King Cetshwayo District with 400 approved beds.

The hospital was initially serving as a Regional Hospital which catered for Eshowe, Nkandla, Mtunzini, Mthonjaneni, Babanango, Mahlabathini and other places further afield. Dr. Mike Adhams was the first then superintendent of the hospital who was followed by the others till 2002 when Mrs ETB Mkhize became the first African Female CEO of the hospital.

The hospital was fortunate to have a number of specialists amongst who were Dr. Larsen (Obstetritian & Gynaecologist) who dealt with high incidents of complicated deliveries with not enough staff to look after them; Dr. Chapman a specialist paedetritian who motivated for the building of the neonatal ward - this resulted in premature babies of 750 grams no longer dying as they were nursed to a good discharge weight of 2.5 kg.
The hospital is serving 26 wards under its catchment area with the staff compliment of 632. Eshowe District Hospital serves as a referral hospital to 6 Clinics and HAST clinic within the hospital.

The hospital is located in a semi urban area and for amenities there is Eshowe Mall which is 1km from the hospital, Dlinza Forest Broad walk 2,5km from the hospital which can be enjoyed by families, individuals, couples or friends can have a picnic and learn more about different kinds of birds found in Dlinza. For unwinding and enjoying the weekend there is a local shisanyama which is 4km from the hospital and 17km away there is Shaka Land where one can learn about history of King Shaka and the Zulu Heritage.

The hospital is surrounded by various good schools from pre to high schools. Eshowe area is known for diversity of sports e.g swimming, netball, soccer, bowling etc and the local schools are actively involved in sport

In 2011 the hospital received a National Award for Cleanliness from Dr. A Motsoaledi : Health Minister.

Eshowe hospital Senior Management Team

Mr RSM Ngcobo - CEO

Mr RSM Ngcobo - CEO

Dr MS Buthelezi Medical Manager

Dr MS Buthelezi - Deputy Manager: Medical Services

Miss NZB Khanyile Assistant Director: Finance

Miss NZB Khanyile Assistant Director: Finance

Mrs. J Bodasing - Acting Human Resource Manager

Mrs GZ Dube -  Assistant Director: Human Resources

Mrs LL Ntuli - Assistant Director : Systems

Mrs LL Ntuli - Assistant Director : Systems

Mr. M.T Dube - Deputy Manager: Nursing

Mr. M.T Dube - Deputy Manager: Nursing


Telephone : +27 (0) 35 473 4500

Fax : +27 (0) 35 474 4914

GPS co-ordinates : 31.46645583 | -28.8910043


Postal Address : P/Bag 504 Eshowe 3815

Physical Address : 40 Kangella Street, Eshowe 3815


Provision of optimum health care services to all citizens of the catchment area


To provide quality, sustainable and comprehensive District Health Care Service by practicing principles of Batho Pele and uBuntu through skilled and committed staff

Core Values

  • Fostering the spirit of UBUNTU
  • Promoting compassion
  • Trustworthiness
  • Openness and transparency
  • Consultation
  • Continuous learning and education

Miss Sineziwe Duma, Public Relations Officer

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

Name : Mr Themba Shange

Telephone Number : +27 (0) 35 473 4564

Fax Number : +27 (0) 35 473 4914


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This page last edited on 13 May, 2024

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