Eshowe Hospital - Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Area: Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Region: Kwazulu Natal
Physical Address: Kangela Street, Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Postal Address: Private Bag 504, Eshowe, 3815, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)35 473 4500
Fax: +27 (0)35 474 4914
GPS Co-Ordinates: -28.8910043, 31.46645583

State Hospitals - Eshowe Hospital - Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

On a site overlooking the Dlinza Forest in an area steeped in Zulu history, the Eshowe Hospital has occupied its present site since 1957.  Its predecessor, the Queen Victoria Hospital served the inhabitants of the town and the surrounding areas from the late 1890s and was run by predominantly part-time medical staff and a team of nurses until the opening of the “new” facility.  The fact that the present 460 bed hospital has, with relatively minor modifications, adequately served a largely rural population (estimated to be around 300 000 today) over almost five decades is a tribute to the planners who conceived the upgraded facility in the middle of the last century.
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Services offered at Eshowe hospital

Clinical Services

  • Casualty
  • Crisis care for adult and child abuse
  • Dental services
  • Dietetics
  • Flying squad service - optometrist
  • General medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • OPD services
  • Occupational health
  • Optometry
  • Mental health services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Primary Health Care Services - 2 fixed clinics and 51 mobile service points
  • General Surgery

Clinical Support Services

  • Anaesthetics
  • Theatre
  • Radiology

General Support Services

  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Blood bank
  • Social Welfare
  • Psychology

Other Services

  • Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMCT)
  • Voluntary counselling testing (VCT)
  • Antiretroviral roll-out programme (ARV)



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