St. Mary's Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital was built in 1927 by a group of Trappist monks who arrived in South Africa in 1882. The monks appealed to women in their home parishes in Europe for assistance and five women responded who formed the foundation of the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood. On the 01st October 2017, the hospital was taken over by the KZN Department of Health.

It is situated in Pinetown, just off the N3 highway, in the outer district of Ethekwini Municipality in KwaZulu –Natal province. It is a 200-bed, Level 1 District Hospital, serving a population of approximately 1 million and acts as a referral Hospital for about 16 provincial and municipal primary healthcare clinics as well as 2 community health centres (CHCs).

16/03/2021 Due to problems with the switchboard, please use this Directory to contact the hospital.

Senior Management Team

Mrs BP Mgobozi : CEO

Mrs PB Mgobozi

Mr S. Mthethwa Finance Manager

Mr S. Mthethwa Finance Manager

Dr B.T. Buthelezi Medical Manager

Dr B.T. Buthelezi Medical Manager

Mrs P. Naidoo HR Manager

Mrs P. Naidoo HR Manager

Mrs FE Dlamini: Nursing Manager

Mrs FE Dlamini : Nursing Manager

Mr CS Ngcongo: AD: Facilities

Mr CS Ngcongo: AD: Facilities

Contact Details

Telephone : +27 (0) 31 717 1000 / Directory

CEO cell:060 978 7048

After hours, weekends and public holidays number: 066 185 5227

Fax : +27 (0) 31 700 3375

Email :

Postal Address :Private Bag X16 Ashwood, KwaZulu Natal, 3605

Physical Address : 1Hospital Road Abbot Francis , Mariannhill, 3605

GPS co-ordinates :


As a district hospital, we provide holistic, Christ-centred healthcare to our communities


To imitate the healing ministry of Christ; rendering holistic, dedicated and compassionate healthcare to our communities in good stewardship of our resources.

Core values

Our values are informed by our organisational culture known as the “Roma Route”:

  • Integrity – always being honest and fair.
  • Compassion to all our patients.
  • Commitment to great quality services.
  • Mutual respect to all co-workers and patients.
  • Working together to deliver the best service to patients.
  • Openness and transparency in everything that we do.
  • Continuous development – taking responsibility to ensure that everyone understands what needs to be done.

We subscribe to the vision, mission statement and values of the KZN Department of Health. We urge all staff, patients and strategic stakeholders to uphold and promote our organizational values.

We apply, in goals and objectives below, the fundamental tenets of the KZN Department of Health and District’s Strategic Plans.

Visiting Hours

Monday - Sunday: 13:00 - 14:00; 18:00 - 19:00


Hospital Goals:

There are five important goals that have arisen from the strategic focus of St. Mary’s Hospital over the MTEF period (2018 - 2020). These include:

  1. Strengthening governance and enhancing St. Mary’s Hospital’s image within the community it serves.
  2. Better alignment with the NDoH and KZN Department of Health’s public health priorities.
  3. Delivering efficient, high quality healthcare.
  4. Ongoing operational refinement and cost efficiency.
  5. Long-term sustainability of the institution.

PRO Mrs Zama Sibisi

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding St Marys hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer : Mrs Zama Sibisi

Tel:+27 (031) 717 1152

Fax:+27 (031) 700 3375

Email :

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This page last edited on 29 November, 2023

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