Harry Gwala Regional Hospital
(Formerly Edendale Hospital)

Harry Gwala Regional Hospital is fully recognized for post-graduate teaching in all major disciplines. It is 9 km from Pietermaritzburg, strategically sited just between Plessislaer and Edendale area on Lot 89 Selby Msimang Road, on the slopes of a hill overlooking the Msunduzi River.

It is situated in uMgungundlovu District which is the second most populous district in KwaZulu-Natal Province with a total population of approximately 1.4 million.

Harry Gwala Regional Hospital was opened on 1st March 1954 with 620 beds. It has 897 beds currently. It is the 4th largest hospital in the country in terms of available beds.

Historical background

Services Offered

Heads of Departments

Hospital Senior Management Team

Mrs NT Nxaba

Mrs NT Nxaba - CEO

Dr KJ Gabela

Dr KJ Gabela: Senior manager medical services

Mrs NC Ngubo: Deputy Manager Nursing

Mrs NC Ngubo: Deputy Manager Nursing

Mr CS Kheswa

Mr CS Kheswa - Deputy Director : Human Resources

Mr LD Memela - Deputy Director: Facilities Management

Mr LD Memela - Deputy Director: Facilities Management

Ms PS Hlehla- Deputy Director: Finance

Ms PS Hlela- Deputy Director: Finance

Telephone: +27 (0) 33 395 4911 / Internal directory / Emergency numbers

Emergency numbers to be used if hospital lines are down:  033 327 2142 /  033 327 2002

CEO Cell: 071 862 7814

Fax: +27 (0) 33 395 4094 / 395 4087


Postal Address: P/Bag X509 Plessislaer 3216

Physical Address: Lot 89, Selby Msimang Road, Plessislaer, Pietermaritzburg


Efficient, Dedicated Health Care Services to our Community


We are delivering a sustainable, co-ordinated, integrated and comprehensive health service.

Ensuring healthy, caring, compassionate, motivated, active staff.

Co-designing the service required in partnership with our community.

Providing quality training programmes Promoting Health, Living to Ubuntu and Batho Pele.

Core Values

  • Ubuntu
  • Commitment
  • Openness and Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding Edendale Hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer.

Name: Samke Mncube

Telephone Number: 033 395 4020


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This page last edited on 09 April, 2024

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