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Telephone: +27 (0) 35 907 7000
Fax: +27 086 629 2075
Email: nqobile.mkhwanazi@kznhealth.gov.za
Postal Address: P/Bag X20005 Empangeni
Physical Address: 29 Union Street Empangeni 3380
GPS co-ordinates: 31.8972113 | -28.739553

Senior Management Team
Mrs CNN Mkhwanazi : CEO
Dr I Popa : Medical Manager
Mrs TV Mkuzo : Nursing Manager
Mr PE Venketsamy : HR Manager
Mrs V Mtantato : Finance Manager
Mr J.G. Smith : Systems Manager
Ms N Moodley : Acting Pharmacy Manager

Vision Partners delivering the future.

Mission Dedicated to the highest quality of customer services delivered warmly and friendly by teams empowered to meet the challenges of women and child health in the districts of uThungulu, uMkhanyakude and Zululand.

Services Offered:

Adult ICU

24 Hours Service

Antenatal Ward

24 Hours Service


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 08h00 - 16h00


Daily               07h30 - 16h00

Genetics Services

Daily               07h30 - 16h00

Gynae Outpatients

24 Hours Service

Gynae Ward

24 Hours Service

Gynaecological Oncology

Thursday : 12h00 - 16h00

High Risk Antenatal Clinic

Daily               07h30 - 16h00

Labour Ward

24 Hours Service

Neonatal Follow up Clinic

Monday :  07h30 - 16h00

Neonatal Unit

24 Hours Service

Occupational Health

Daily               07h30 - 16h00

Occupational Therapy

Daily               07h30 - 16h00

Paedatric Services (General)

24 Hours Service

Paediatric Ward and ICU

24 Hours Service

Philani Clinic (ARV)

Daily               07h30 - 16h00


Daily               07h30 - 16h00

PMTCT Clinic

Monday to Thursday : 07h30 - 16h00


24 Hours Service

Post Natal Ward

24 Hours Service

Psychology Services

Daily               07h30 - 16h00


Daily               07h30 - 16h00

Social Services

Daily               07h30 - 16h00

Specialist Gynaecological Clinic

Monday and Thursday : 07h30 - 16h00

Specialist fetal maternal medicine (MFU)

Thursday : 07h00 - 16h00

Specialist Services Paediatrics :


Renal and Cardiac

Tuesday : 07h00 - 16h00


Wednesday : 07h00 - 16h00

Infectious Diseases

Thursday : 07h00 - 16h00


Friday : 07h00 - 16h00

Speech Therapy

Daily               07h30 - 16h00

Termination of Pregnancies Bookings

Monday and Wednesday : 08h00 - 12h00


Daily               07h30 - 16h00

VCT Clinic

Daily               07h30 - 16h00


Lower Umfolozi War Memorial Regional (LUWMR) hospital is dedicated exclusively to the care of obstetrical, gynaecological and neonatal patients. The hospital averages approximately 10,000 deliveries, and performs approximately 2,000 gynaecological surgery procedures, per year. The hospital has 318 beds and is linked to the KwaZulu-Natal university medical school.

LUWMR hospital is situated in the KwaZulu-Natal town of Empangeni. Read More 

We are inviting applicants for medical officer posts at various level
s. Please note that registrars should apply through the provincial HR department.
We are confident that we can offer a happy and holistic experience for any doctors keen on working in, and advancing their careers, in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Applications can be made to Dr L Govender on 084 6150 207 or 035 907 7116 (Secretary)  E-mail: Logie.Govender@kznhealth 

Hospital Newsletter    

Hospital events    

Protocols and Procedures    

Human Milk Banking

Visiting Hours:
Monday to Sunday:
Morning 12h00 13h00, Afternoon 15h30 16h30, Evening 18h30 19h30

Please contact the PRO Ms Khethiwe Dlamini with any compliments or complaints you may have.

Tel: 035 907 7156
Fax: 086 629 2075
Email: PROintern.LowerUmfolozi@kznhealth.gov.za


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