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Telephone: +27 (0) 35 901 7000
Fax: +27 (0) 35 794 1684
Email: thobile.hadebe@kznhealth.gov.za
Postal Address: P/Bag X20021 Empangeni 3880
Physical Address: Thanduyise Road, next to Ngwelezana Police station Directions
GPS co-ordinates: 31.86411633 | -28.7795563

Senior Management Team

Vision:  To become a model health care facility of excellence and quality in serving our clients and community


  • To provide a comprehensive district health services for Lower Umfolozi sub- district as well as regional and developing tertiary health services for area 3 in partnership with other institutions.
  • To ensure integrated, coordinated cost effective and quality services in line with Batho pele, patientsí rights charter, upholding health promotion.
  • To achieve optimal management of resources in the delivery of our services to optimize and nurture our relationship with stakeholders (e.g. community, NGOís, CBOís etc.)
Core Values: Integrity, Commitment, Transparency, Professionalism, Respect,
Flexibility and adaptability, Team work, Equality, Efficiency, Innovation

Services Offered

Medical Services

  • General
    1. Medical (Tertiary-Renal Services and Regional Services)
    2. Orthopaedics (District, Regional, Tertiary Services and Post Grad Training)
    3. Surgical (District, Regional, Tertiary Services and Post Graduate Training)
  • Paediatrics (District, Regional and Tertiary Services)
  • Critical Care (ICU/High Care)<
  • Ophthalmology (District and Regional)
  • Psychiatry (District , Regional and Post Graduate Training)
  • Anaesthetics (District, Regional and Post Graduate Training)
  • Family Medicine (District - PHC Services and Post Graduate Training)
  • Laboratory Services (Undergraduate and Post Graduate Training)
  • Blood Bank
 Paramedical Services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • DIS (CT scan, Ultrasound, Doppler, MRI
  • Speech therapy
  • Audiolopgy
  • Dietetics
  • Dental
  • Social Worker
  • ARV clinic
  • Telemedicine

Ngwelezana Hospital is a 554 bedded hospital. It provides District, Regional and Tertiary Services to communities from Uthungulu, Umkhanyakude and Zululand Districts. Map showing location of the hospital.  It is situated at Ngwelezana Suburb which is 5kmís away from Empangeni. Empangeni is about 20kmís from Richards Bay Industrial area, Harbour and Beaches and Airport.

For further information on electives and medical training, please contact Dr Nwachukwu on innocent.nwachukwu@kznhealth.gov.za

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If you have any questions, complaints or compliments regarding Ngwelezana hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer Ms Thobile Hadebe on

Tel: (035) 901 7122
Fax: (035) 794 1883
Email: thobile.hadebe@kznhealth.gov.za


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