King Edward VIII hospital

King Edward VIII Hospital is a tertiary level hospital providing tertiary services to the whole of KZN and part of Eastern Cape.

The hospital has 852 beds with +/- 22 000 out patients monthly and is situated in ward 33 in eThekwini.

King Edward VIII is a teaching hospital for the University of KwaZulu Natal Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine and has a Nursing College

Account of Arya Assar's surgical internship at King Edward VIII hospital

King Edward VIII Hospital 2008-2012 (extracted from Carte Blanche Making a Difference booklet)

Infrastructure update August 2018

History of King Edward hospital


King Edward VIII Hospital Senior Management Team

Dr T Mayise

Dr T Mayise : CEO

Dr N Khuzwayo : Acting Medical Manager

Mrs F Ngcobo : Deputy Manager - Nursing

Mrs F Ngcobo : Deputy Manager - Nursing

Mr KG Govender : HR Manager

Mr KG Govender : HR Manager

Mrs V Mtantato : Deputy Director : Finance

Mrs V Mtantato : Deputy Director : Finance

Mr P Mkhize : Systems Manager

Mr P Mkhize : Systems Manager


Telephone : +27 (0) 31 360 3111

Fax : +27 (0) 31 206 1457


Postal Address : P/Bag X02 Congella 4013

Physical Address: Corner of Sydney and Rick Turner (Francois) road, Congella

GPS co-ordinates :30.98950733 | -29.8822222


To be a leading hospital in providing innovative quality health service in the spirit of ubuntu.


To provide a coordinated, integrated and sustainable health service within the district health system through:

  • Incorporating the principles of Batho Pele in our daily practices.
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining a generation of appropriately skilled and motivated health workers
  • Optimal management and cost effective utilization of resources
  • Creating a culture that promotes team spirit.
  • Creating a safe hospital environment


Human Milk Banking

Patients accessing services should have the following documents with them:

  • Asylum Seeker Permit
  • Birth Certificate
  • Identity Document
  • Passport with Travelling Documents
  • Permanent Residency Permit
  • Refugee Permit
  • Temporary Resident Permit
  • Appointment Card or Referral Letter
  • Medical Aid Scheme Card (If you belong to a scheme) or Pay Slip
  • Proof of Address (such as Municipal Bill, Tribal Letter or Local Council Letter)
  • Unemployment Card or Social Pensioners Card


If you have any questions, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding King Edward VIII Hospital, please contact the Public Relations Officer :

Name : Ms Nontobeko Ndlela

Telephone Number : 031 360 3021

Fax Number : 031 206 1457


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This page last edited on 14 June, 2021

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