GJ Crookes Hospital

GJ Crookes Hospital is situated in the Umdoni Local Municipality under UGU District and covers an area of 2 470 square km. It is about 50km from the city of Durban and 65 km from Port Shepstone on the South Coast. The hospital is bordered by Umkomaas River on the North and the Umzumbe River on the South, Highflats on the west and the Indian Ocean on the East. It serves 3 local municipalities namely Umdoni, Vulamehlo and Umzumbe.

G.J Crookes Hospital has 360  useable beds. read more

Hospital Senior Management Team

Dr VT Kgabo - Acting CEO

Dr VT Kgabo - Acting Chief Executive Officer

Dr QF Mqadi - Acting Medical Manager Medical Component

Dr QF Mqadi - Acting Medical Manager Medical Component

Mrs NB Tibe - PHC Manager

Mrs NB Tibe - PHC Manager

Mrs PT Mkhize - Deputy Nursing Manager

Mrs PT Mkhize - Deputy Nursing Manager

Mr L Xhalisa - HR Manager

Mr L Xhalisa - Assistant Director Human Resource Management

Ms SG Nguse - Finance Manager

Ms SZG Nguse - Assistant Director Finance Management

Mr. T.A Khumalo - Acting Systems Manager

Mr T.A Khumalo - Acting Assistant Director Systems Management

Mr. T.A Khumalo - Acting Systems Manager

Dr B Shange - Acting Medical Manager Complaints, PSI, Medical Interns, Medical Students

Telephone : +27 (0) 39 978 7000

Fax : +27 (0) 39 978 1295

Email :

Postal Address : Private Bag X5501 Scottburgh 4180

Physical Address : Hospital road, Scottburgh


G.J Crookes Hospital will strive to provide high quality and cost efficient health care services to residents of Ugu-North service areas (Umdoni, Vulamehlo and Umzumbe North).


To provide a coordinated, sustainable, comprehensive and intergrated health care service, based on primary health care approach, health promotion, Batho Pele principles and in partnership with all stakeholders through the district health system.

Core Values

  • Strive: Striving to ensure adequate & effective communication that is transparent at all times
  • Ensure: Ensuring dignity and recognizing diversity among individuals
  • Render: Rendering of accessible, cost effective and professional service to citizens
  • Value: Valuing of workforce and enabling resources
  • Involve: Involvement of our stakeholders in planning and execution
  • Commit: Commitment to quality through skills development and innovation
  • Evaluate: Evaluation of all our practices and performances in order to progress

Services Officered

  • Trauma and emergency - 24 hour services
  • Medicine - 24 hour services
  • Surgery & Orthopaedics - 24 hour services
  • Obstetrics & Gynae -24 hour services
  • Paediatrics - 24 hour services
  • Dental/Oral Health services - 07:00 - 16:00, Weekdays
  • Mental Health - 24 hour services
  • Medical Social Work - 07:00 - 16:00, Weekdays
  • Eye Care & Cataract case finding
  • Rehabilitation Services - 07:00 - 16:00, Weekdays
  • Dietetic Services - 07:00 - 16:00, Weekdays
  • Psychiatric Clinic - 07:00 - 16:00, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Clinical Support Services
    • Laboratory Services
    • X-ray services & ultrasound
  • Primary Health Care Services 13
    • Gateway Clinic 07:00 -16:00, Weekdays
    • fixed clinics & four mobile teams
    • Home based care
    • Community and outreach programmes
  • HIV & AIDS (VCT & PMCT sites & ARV programmes)
    • TB & STI Management progammes
    • Nutrition programmes
    • Baby friendly Hospital Initiative
    • School Health Services
    • Poverty Alleviation projects
  • EAP (Staff wellness programmes) - 07:00 - 16:00, Weekdays


Visiting Hours

Monday - Sunday

10h00 - 11h30

14h00 - 15h30

18h00 - 19h30

Human Milk Banking

If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding GJ Crookes Hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer, Thabiso Maxwell Mbanjwa

Name : Mr. Thabiso Maxwell Mbanjwa

Telephone Number : (039) 978 7214/5

Email :

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This page last edited on 08 July, 2021

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