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Telephone: +27 (0) 35 873 0203/4/5
Fax: +27 (0) 35 873 0380
Email: Thembekile.Zulu@kznhealth.gov.za
Postal Address: P/Bag X564 Mahlabathini 3865
Physical Address: King Dinizulu Highway Ulundi Directions
GPS co-ordinates: 31.47673433 | -28.22467

Senior Management Team
Mrs MT Zulu: CEO
Mrs MB Linda : Acting HR Manager
Ms MP Sithole : Finance Manager
Ms NNV Mkhwanazi : Nursing Manager

Vision: To provide optimal health status to all person within the catchment area and the District Council 26 for the mentally ill persons.

Mission: St Francis hospital strives to provide effective, comprehensive, accessible and coordinated health service, which meets the physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs of the community to which it is accountable and which it seeks to serve with compassion as a district hospital

Core Values: Trust built on truth, integrity and reconciliation; Open communication; Transparency and consultation; Commitment to performance; Courage to learn, change and innovate; Rising to challenges; Ensuring dignity and recognizing diversity.

Services offered at St Francis hospital

  • Community Health Workers Programme
  • Out Patients Services
  • Social Welfare Services
  • Rehabilitation Services for the disabled
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Counselling Services
  • Maternal Child and Women's Health
  • Geriatric services and chronics
  • Primary Health Care Services
  • Eye care services with the help of a nurse from Nkonjeni
  • Laundry services
  • Decentralised Psychiatry for students from the University of Natal
  • Services of a Psychiatrist part time from Richards Bay - Dr. Latecki
  • Workshop
  • Mortuary


St Francis Hospital is classified as a Specialised Psychiatric Hospital, situated in Mahlabathini (Mashona Reserve) under Zululand Health District.The hospital has 79 authorised beds.  Future plans for the hospital include designating it as a  District Psychiatric hospital. 

It was built in 1936 by Roman Catholic missionaries. In 1985 it was amalgamated to Nkonjeni Hospital. There were major problems which led the department to think of separation on the 2nd of August 2002.

It has a Gateway clinic within the hospital premises, 2 Mobile Teams with 43 mobile points.   Map showing location of the hospital

Auction sale of scrap, redundant and condemned assets: 06 July 2023

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Site last edited on 30 June, 2023 

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