Town Hill Hospital

Town Hill Hospital is a Specialised Psychiatric Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, Umgungundlovu District. Built in the 1880's as an Asylum for mentally ill individuals, it was named Pietermaritzburg Mental Hospital in 1916 and in 1946 the hospital was renamed as Town Hill Hospital. Just as the name kept changing so did the services of the hospital. From one of custodial care to one of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and reintegration into community.

Hospital Senior Management Team

Mr NR Hadebe - CEO

Mr NR Hadebe - CEO

Dr P Luthuli : Clinical Medical Manager

Dr P Luthuli : Clinical Medical Manager

Ms TM Dlamini: Nursing Manager

Ms TM Dlamini: Nursing Manager

Mr ES Mgwaba: Assistant Diretor HRM

Mr ES Mgwaba: Assistant Diretor HRM

Telephone: +27 (0) 33 341 5500

CEO Cell: 082 411 0958

Fax: +27 (0) 33 345 5720


Postal Address: PO Box 400 Pietermaritzburg 3200

Physical Address: Hysslop Road Pietermaritzburg


To achieve an excellent, holistic, transformed mental health care services for KZN communities.


To provide the highest quality services which are Co-ordinated, equitable accessible, sustainable and based on Primary health care and people centered approaches.

Core Values

  • Team work
  • Commitment
  • Transparency
  • Unconditional giving and loving
  • Innovativeness
  • Cross cultural
  • Awareness
  • Personal development
  • Open communication

Services Rendered:

Clinical Services

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Infection Control

  • Tertiary Services

  • First episode psychosis
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Psycho geriatric
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent unit
  • Community liaison and outreach
  • HIV and psychiatry
  • Northpark psychotherapy unit

  • Vacancies

    Visiting Hours

    Monday - Friday

    16h00 - 17h30


    10h00 - 14h00

    16h30 - 17h30

    Visitors travelling from other districts who are unable to visit during the above mentioned hours need to make prior arrangement with the ward and obtain the necessary permission to visit at a specified time.

    If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding Town Hill Hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer:

    Name: Mr Themba Hlongwane

    Telephone Number: (033) 341 5650


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    This page last edited on 03 May, 2024

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