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Telephone: +27 (0) 33 260 4300 New Numbers For Fort Napier Hospital
Fax: +27 (0) 33 345 5730
Email: trevor.dlamini@kznhealth.gov.za 
Postal Address: PO Box 370 Pietermaritzburg
Physical Address: 1 Devonshire Road, Pietermaritzburg
GPS co-ordinates: 30.3689425 | -29.6138623

Senior Management Team
Mrs NT Nxaba : CEO
Dr N Hongo : Medical Manager
Mrs T Ngcobo : Nursing Services Manager
Mr MJ Gasa : Human Resource Manager
Mrs G Sewran : Finance Manager
Mrs H Wilkes : Pharmacy Manager
Mrs NV Hlope : Systems Manager

Mission statement
Our aim is to provide the best possible psychiatric service for our service users

To achieve optimal Psychiatric Health status for all persons in KwaZulu-Natal in keeping with Provincial Health Departments Vision.

Services Offered

  • Clinical Psychology: This section offers the following services : Diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services to adult inpatients, child and adolescent outpatients under the age of 18 years and their families; Psychological services at community mental health clinics, general hospitals and primary health care centres; Forensic psychological assessments undertaken for the courts; Health promotion programmes to schools and community organisations; training, supervision and support to intern, community service and registered clinical psychologists and students of the Nelson R Madela School of Medicine; and research into mental health problems and training issues.

  • Occupational Therapy: Rehabilitation therapy based on philosophy that through 'doing' one can improve health.  It also focuses on three core areas of a persons life, namely self-care, leisure and work.  Sebenza programmes gives patients the ability to work and learn skills (necessary when discharged).  The projects include industrial contract work as well as arts, crafts, making blocks and slabs, carpentry, vegetable gardening, shoe repairs and car washing. This helps them learn necessary skills to function independently in society.

  • Psycho-social rehabilitation: Psychological rehabilitation is a therapeutic intervention aimed at improving the psychological as well as social functioning of mental health clients.  The process requires community-initiated programmes to equip the clients with the basic skills, necessary for their successful integration into society.


Fort Napier Hospital is categorized as a Specialized Hospital serving only mentally challenged clients.

60% of patients admitted are State Presidential Patients

Admitting three types of clients namely:

  • Chronic high functioning patients –Patients that are admitted permanently, they stay for 15+ years
  • State patients – Patients are admitted for +10 years and then go for trial at court
  • Observation cases - Awaiting trial prisoners are admitted assessment by our specialized doctors for not more than 30 days

Authorized beds = 450 Usable beds = 370

Telephones lines at Fort Napier are currently not working.  Please fax urgent correspondence to 033 345 5730.  Alternatively call 084 3915 038

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Directions to Fort Napier Hospital

From the City of Pietermaritzburg take Loop / Jabu Ndlovu Street on the last robot turn left on Mabida /Edendale road Turn right on the first robot, drive under the railway bridge for about + 150m then turn right to Fort Napier Hospital


If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding Fort Napier Hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer, Mr Trevor Dlamini on:

Tel No.: 033 260 4308
Fax No: 033 345 5730
E-mail: trevor.dlamini@kznhealth.gov.za

Site last edited on 22 December, 2015 

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