Ugu Health District

Ugu is situated on the KwaZulu-Natal South coast extending inland. The 5 866 km district is bordered by the Eastern Cape to the South, eThekwini Metropolitan to the North, the Indian Ocean to the East, Harry Gwala District to the West and UMgungundlovu to the North West of the District. Ugu District Municipality comprises of 4 local Municipalities namely Umdoni, Umzumbe, Ray Nkonyeni and Umuziwabantu. Eastern Cape Residents are users of the health care system in Ugu.

Ugu Map

The District faces challenges in improving the quality of life amidst high levels of poverty and unemployment and low levels of economic growth. The population of Ugu is predominantly rural with 86% of the population living in rural areas. There has been a gradual shift in rural settlement patterns from much dispersed to a concentration around access roads. The decline in agricultural activities and the increase in people seeking wage employment and state grants have also contributed to the change in settlement pattern.


The N2 Highway runs through Ugu parallel to the sea, passing Port Shepstone and the main commercial centre. The N2 serves as a gateway to the neighbouring Eastern Cape. The 112 Km coastline includes the established coastal towns of Port Shepstone, Hibberden, Margate and Scottburgh.


Economically, the Ugu District is known for its extensive coastal sugar plantations and associated plants, commercial, industrial and office developments located in the towns. Among the many tourist attractions, Ugu has the highest number of blue flag beaches in South Africa . Ugu is a district that displays a “Dual space economy”: while the urbanized coastal zone performs reasonably well, the District is made up of a largely impoverished rural interior with huge commercial farms (sugar and bananas) and a large number of subsistence farmers.

Socio-economic and demographic profile

  • Total population 759 134
  • Males 47%
  • Females 53%
  • Un-insured 92.7%
  • Unemployment 23%
  • Households 151 621%

Health Facilities profile

  • CHC:2
  • District hospitals:3
  • Prov Fixed clinics:51
  • Specialized :1
  • Mobile clinics:17
  • Private hospitals:3
  • Regional hospital:1


Ugu Senior Management Team

Mrs NC Mkhize : District Manager

Mrs NC Mkhize : District Director

Mrs P Fica : Deputy District Director : Clinical and Programmes

Mrs P Fica : Deputy District Director : Clinical and Programmes

 Dr R S Naidoo: DCS - Peads

Dr R S Naidoo: DCS - Peads

Dr G E Thom: DCS - Family Physician

Dr G E Thom: DCS - Family Physician

Mrs P J Tobo: DCS - Advanced Midwife

Mrs P J Tobo: DCS - Advanced Midwife

Mrs V. Sakyiamah: Office Manager

Mrs V. Sakyiamah: Office Manager

Mrs L Reddy : DCST : Paediatric Nurse

Mrs L Reddy : DCST : Paediatric Nurse

Mr YS Govender : Deputy Director: Finance and Systems

Mr YS Govender : Deputy Director: Finance and Systems

Mrs B O Mavdla: DCS - PHC

Mrs B O Mavdla: DCS - PHC

Mrs S Mabaso: Pharmacy Manager

Mrs S Mabaso: Pharmacy Manager

Mrs N Govender : Deputy Manager Monitoring and Evaluation

Mrs N Govender : Deputy Manager Monitoring and Evaluation




Contact Details

Telephone: +27 (0) 39 688 3000

Fax: +27 (0) 39 682 6296

Email

Postal Address : P/bag X735, Port Shepstone, 4240

Physical Address : 41 Bisset Street Port Shepstone

Vision

Keeping the Healthy in Ugu Health and Treating the Sick Holistically

Mission

To develop a sustainable, co-ordinated, integrated and comprehensive health system at all levels of care based on the primary health care approach through the district health system

Core Values

  • Trust built on truth, integrity and reconciliation
  • Open communication
  • Transparency
  • Consultation
  • Commitment to performance
  • Courage to learn
  • Change and innovate

Vacancies


Mrs Thabisile Ngcobo, Ugu District PRO
If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding Ugu Health District, please contact the Assistant Director of Communications, Thabisile Mathenjwa

+27 (0) 39 688 3000

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This page last edited on 06 November, 2019

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