(031) 460 5331
Fax: (031) 461 2887
Ocean View Rd
Private Bag Jacobs
Mr Terence Pillay
(031) 460 5331
Head of Prosthetics
Mr V Govender
(031) 460 5337
Head of Orthotics
Mr M Perumal
(031) 460 5336
Head of Surgical Footwear
Mr S Govender
(031) 460 5334
Mr JL Paliem
Tel: 031 460 5351
Mrs Z Zondo
Tel: 031 460 5352
Mrs DR Ngcobo
Tel: 031 460 5343
Mrs S van Dyk
Tel: 031 460 5343
KZN DOH Orthopaedic services - Orthotics and Prosthetics
(main centre) is based on the premises of Wentworth Hospital
in Durban with two satellite centers, one in
Pietermaritzburg and one at King Edward VIII Hospital.
Together these three centers provide Orthotic and Prosthetic services to the entire KZN province at the respective centers on a daily basis and at approximately 45 outreach clinics which are travelled to either by driving or by flying with the Red Cross Teams once a month or bimonthly.
We have a very dedicated core staff with many decades of experience between them, with some individuals having over 30 years of service to this province.
Vision: Optimal health status for all persons in KZN
Mission: Provision of sustainable, coordinated, integrated and quality, orthotic and prosthetic services to the physically impaired persons of KZN to improve their quality of life
Trust built on truth
Compassion and Patience
Commitment to performance
Integrity and reconciliation
Transparency and consultation
Courage to learn, change and innovate
Services and productsOrthopaedic Services also known as Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics Services is a well-established KwaZulu Natal department of health government service.
This service is provided to patients with various orthopaedic disorders that are part of a patientís personality, mind, body, occupation, family and home life.
Together with a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) of (Orthopaedic surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist, Speech/Language therapist, Nurse, Social worker, Biokineticist, Dietician & Family) patients are rehabilitated into independent members of society by our dedicated team of:
Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist (MOP)
A practitioner who provides care to clients who are physically challenged with members of the rehabilitation team by using specialised skills in measuring, designing, manufacturing and fitting of orthosis and prosthesis to support or replace an affected part of the body. They are also responsible for the short and long term care and management of patientís with permanent mobility impairment. Even though patients may still require other MDT assistance, they will have to visit the MOP for the rest of their lives for orthotic & prosthetic devices.
Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistants
Are trained in-house to manufacture and repair all types of assistive devices.
Orthopaedic Footwear Technicians
Utilising knowledge of the human anatomy & physiology more specifically the foot, they cast, manufacture, last and repair different types of surgical boots and special footwear.
HPCSA (Health Professions Counsel of South Africa)
SAOPA (South African Orthotics & Prosthetics Association)
MOPASA (Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics Association of South Africa)
Orthosis are those devices that are used to correct or stabilize parts of the structure of the body and/or prevent deformities. These can be dynamic or static depending on the prognosis of the patient and they may vary from custom made to off the shelf items.
Upper extremity orthotics:
Crutches, walking sticks, Quadripods & walking frames
ē Cerebral palsy seats
Surgical Footwear is custom designed and manufactured to specification for patients who are unable to wear normal footwear. Surgical footwear is designed for comfort, support and also for correction of certain conditions.
Prosthesis is an artificial limb that replaces a missing limb to achieve appropriate functional normality. They are provided to patients on assessment of various levels of amputation & residual limb conditions.
Upper extremity prosthetics
Service Delivery Points
As indicated, we serve the entire province at various service delivery points as listed below.