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(031) 3143 000

83 Ismail C Meer St

Durban Central, Durban, 4001

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Hospital Information


Prior to being admitted, it is essential that you have a pre-authorisation number from your Medical Aid. Please be advised it is your responsibility to contact your medical aid to obtain this number.For your convenience a authorisations desk has been set up at the Admissions department. The purpose of this service is to assist you with the pre-authorisation process on the day of your admission.


Please note that certain medical aids require a levy for hospitalisation and medications. It is also important to note that certain medical aids do not pay for take-home medication (TTOs).

Do Not Eat

If you are being admitted for a theatre procedure, please check with your doctor if you are allowed to eat on the day of your admission. Normally, no food or drink should be taken within 6 hours before a theatre procedure.

Personal Documents

Carry your Identity Document, child’s Birth Certificate, Medical Aid card, pre-authorisation number, personal toiletries and a deposit if you are a cash-paying patient.

Personal Possessions

Don’t carry any valuables, jewellery or cash. The hospital will not be held liable for any loss of possessions.


Firearms are not permitted on hospital premises. However, if you do have one on your person, please notify security personnel to arrange safe keeping.

Ward Admissions

On admission, you will be welcomed by the Unit Manager and staff. Together, they will ensure that friendly, quality patient care is rendered in the most cost-effective way.

Telephone Calls

At each visit you are allowed two free calls – one on admission and the other on discharge. Cellphones are allowed, but can be kept in the ward at your own risk.


Meals are provided by outsourced caterer services. A dietician on the premises ensures that our patients’ special dietary requirements are met.


We have a retail pharmacy that caters for all your medication. We are contracted to most medical aids and offer special cash discounts. We also offer free professional advice by our pharmacists.


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Our hospitals are fully air-conditioned. TVs with DSTV are available in all wards. Private wards are available at an additional cost. Please enquire at reception for details. Individual remote controls are available. A Trained Counsellor in various disciplines is available. Vending machines for snacks and cool drinks are available.