Ekombe Hospital - Kranskop, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Area: Kranskop, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Region: Kwazulu Natal
Physical Address: Kranskop Road, Nkandla, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Postal Address: Private Bag X203, Kranskop, 3268, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)35 834 8000
Fax: +27 (0)35 834 8012
GPS Co-Ordinates: -28.6413468, 30.8932125

State Hospitals - Ekombe Hospital - Kranskop, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Ekombe is a district hospital in a deeply rural area in the Nkandla Magisterial District of the Kranskop and Silutshana main road in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. Directions to Ekombe Hospital. 

Ekombe's vision is the provision of health care services that enable the people of Ekombe area to achieve optimal health status. This vision is supported by the mission and core values.

In a recent accreditation programme, Ekombe hospital was awarded accreditation for Infection Control and Nursing Management.  Accreditation can be defined as official recognition by experts indicating that a health service substantially guarantees a quality service by complying with nationally and internationally agreed standards for health services.

The hospital was founded by Norwegian Lutheran Missionaries in 1878. It was built with Governor Generals National War Funds. We give honour to our Africans of the surrounding area who fought in the 1859 war for they are the main reason why this hospital is in existence today. In 1979 it was handed over to KwaZulu Natal Government. It was renovated and extended in 1993-1994. Ekombe Hospital has 7 residential clinics and 3 mobile clinics with 30 points, it serves the population of 85 000 people. 

Services offered at Ekombe Hospital

Out patient

  • Antenatal, post natal and under 5 clinic
  • Chronic diseases
  • Communicable disease
  • Crisis Centre
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Emergency service
  • Eye care service
  • Injuries
  • Laboratory
  • Maternal, child and women's health
  • Minor ailments
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Psychiatric Community Services
  • Referral system
  • Reproductive health services
  • STD, HIV and AIDS care
  • TB / OPD
  • Ultrasound
  • VCT
  • X-ray

In Patient

  • Antenatal
  • Gynaecology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Maternal Child and Women's health
  • Medical
  • Orthopaedic services
  • Pharmaceutical Services
  • Surgical
  • Theatre

Other Services

  • Community Health Services
  • District Health Management Information
  • Gateway clinic
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control
  • School health

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