Edendale Hospital

Edendale Hospital is a Regional Hospital fully recognized for post-graduate teaching in all major disciplines. It is 9 km from Pietermaritzburg, strategically sited just between Plessislaer and Edendale area on Lot 89 Selby Msimang Road, on the slopes of a hill overlooking the Msunduzi River.

It is situated in uMgungundlovu District which is the second most populous district in KwaZulu-Natal Province with a total population of approximately 1.4 million.

Edendale Hospital was opened on 1st March 1954 with 620 beds. It has 897 beds currently. It is the 4th largest hospital in the country in terms of available beds.

03/09/2021  Please be informed that Edendale Hospital's telephone lines are down. In case of emergency, the hospital can be contacted on the following numbers: 033 327 2142 Switchboard, 033 327 2003 (Edendale Hospital -Emergency, Department), 033 327 2002 (Nursing Office)

Historical background

Services Offered at Edendale Hospital

Heads of Departments

Public notice : Name change of Edendale Hospital

Hospital Senior Management Team

Mrs NT Nxaba

Mrs NT Nxaba - CEO

Dr EK Mthembu

Dr EK Mthembu - Senior Manager : Medical Services

Mrs SR Masemola

Mrs SR Masemola - Nursing Manager

Mr M Naidoo

Mr M Naidoo - Systems Manager

Mr D Thangalan

Mr D Thangalan - Finance Manager

Ms SMX Zibula

Ms SMX Zibula - Pharmacy Manager

Mr CS Kheswa

Mr CS Kheswa - Deputy Director : Human Resource Management

Telephone: +27 (0) 33 395 4911 / Internal directory / Emergency numbers

Fax: +27 (0) 33 395 4094 / 395 4087


Postal Address: P/Bag X509 Plessislaer 3216

Physical Address: Lot 89, Selby Msimang Road, Plessislaer, Pietermaritzburg


Efficient, Dedicated Health Care Services to our Community


We are delivering a sustainable, co-ordinated, integrated and comprehensive health service.

Ensuring healthy, caring, compassionate, motivated, active staff.

Co-designing the service required in partnership with our community.

Providing quality training programmes Promoting Health, Living to Ubuntu and Batho Pele.

Core Values

  • Ubuntu
  • Commitment
  • Openness and Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding Edendale Hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer.

Name: Samke Mncube

Telephone Number: 033 395 4020


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This page last edited on 03 September, 2021

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