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Senior Management Team
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
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
Trust built on truth, integrity and reconciliation;
Transparency and consultation;
Commitment to performance;
Courage to learn, change and innovate;
Rising to challenges;
Ensuring dignity and recognizing diversity.
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
- Laundry services
- Decentralised Psychiatry for students from the University of Natal
- Services of a Psychiatrist part time from Richards Bay - Dr. Latecki
St Francis Hospital is classified as a Specialised Psychiatric
Hospital, situated in Mahlabathini (Mashona Reserve) under Zululand
Health District.The hospital has 96 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.
Site last edited on
16 May, 2017
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