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Telephone: +27 039 687 7313 /4/5/6
PRO Cell: 072 103 5752
Cell number : 064 880 2752 (emergencies only)
Fax: +27 (0) 39 687 7497
Postal Address: Private Bag X701, Port Shepstone
Physical Address: Main Harding / Kokstad Road
GPS co-ordinates: 30.344023 | -30.728043
Email: murchisondistricthospital@yahoo.com (please cc: Edward.Manyokole@kznhealth.gov.za)

Senior Management Team

M E Manyokole : CEO
Dr S Lachman : Medical Manager
Mrs NC Mkhwanazi :Nursing Manager
Mr R Ramharakh : Systems Manager

Mr M.I Mpisi : Finance Manager
Mr K Mngadi : Assistant Director: Human Resources
Mr L Nyawo : Assistant Nursing Manager: PHC
Mrs PM Ntetha: M&E Manager


Vision: To achieve an optimal, holistic, health service for all the people in the community we serve.

Mission: Murchison Hospital strives as God enables and guides, to provide an effective, comprehensive, accessible and co-ordinated health service which meets the physical, spiritual, and psycho-social needs of the community to which it is accountable, and which it seeks to serve with compassion.

Core Values
Open communication, transparency and consultation
Commitment to performance and quality improvement
Courage to learn
Change and innovate
Co-operative governance and accountability.

Services offered at Murchison hospital

24-hour in-patient service

  • Casualty/Emergencies- Abafika Ngesidumo
  • Diagnostic Radiography- Ukuhlolwa Kwesithombe>
  • General Medicine- izinhlobo zonke zezifo
  • Gynecology- lzinkinga Zesibeletho
  • Laboratory- Ukuhlolwa Kwamagazi
  • Obstetrics- Ababelethayo
  • Orthopedics-Ukuhlolwa Kwamathambo
  • Pediatrics- Abantwana

07h00 - 16h00 daily services

  • ARV Clinic-Emishangu Zweni
  • Audiologist- Ukusizwa Kwamadlebe
  • Crisis Centre - Kwabezo Luleko
  • Dentistry- Emazinyweni
  • Dietician-Ukululekwa ngendlela zokudla
  • General out Patients- Abafika Begula
  • Family Planning - Sihlelisa Umndeni
  • Medical Social Work- Ezenhlalakahle
  • MDR-TB- Abofika Begula Nge TB noma MDR
  • Optometry- Ukuhlolwa Kwamehlo
  • Pharmacy- Emithini
  • Psychiatry- Abagula Ngengqodo
  • Psychology- Ukwelulekwa Ngengqondo
  • Physiotherapy- Ukwelulekwa kwezithozomzimba
  • Speech therapy- Ukulashwa izinkinga Zokuluma
  • Occupational therapy
    • Improving participation in activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing, eating0
    • Wheelchair measurements, allocation and repairs
    • Hand injury rehabilitation including splinting
    • Fabrication and allocation of assistive devices
    • Adult and paediatric physical, psychosocial and neurorehabilitation
    • Adult and paediatric burns management
    • School assessments and work assessments
    • Caregiver and family training


Murchison Hospital provides a District level of care services with 300 useable beds. We serve the population of approximately 226 008. There are 06 satellite clinics which refer to us. (Imbunde Clinic, Thonjeni Clinic, Bhobhoyi Clinic, Izingolweni Clinic, Mthimude Clinic and Thembalesizwe Clinic)

Our hospital is situated on Main Harding and Kokstad road in South Coast of Kwa
Zulu - Natal Province, we are 13 km from Port Shepstone town which is surrounded by number of shopping centers. Map showing location of Murchison hospital

We are committed to excellence in service delivery which explains the copious awards we have in our name, which includes being awarded three times with Baby friendly status, Silver and Gold Premiers’ Good Governance award, COHSASA accreditation and many more.

Nationally Murchison Hospital is the first District Health Facility to have achieved accreditation on the 6th edition standards without facilitation from COHSASA and the first KZN Provincial Health Institution to achieve accreditation on the 6th edition standards

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If you have any questions, suggestions, complaints or compliments regarding Murchison hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer, Ms Busisiwe Cele

Tel: +27 (0) 39 687 7311
Fax: +27 (0) 39 687 7497
Email:  busisiwe.cele@kznhealth.gov.za​

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