Fort Napier Hospital

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Fort Napier Hospital, a public hospital operated by the KwaZulu Natal Health Department, is situated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. It is a specialised hospital for mentally challenged patients and has 450 beds.

The hospital admits 3 types of patients:

  • Chronic high functioning patients: Patients that are admitted permanently, they stay for 15+ years
  • State patients: Patients are admitted for +10 years and then go for trial at court
  • Observation cases: Awaiting trial prisoners are admitted assessment by our specialized doctors for not more than 30 days.


The hospital is situated at 1 Devonshire Road, Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal. Nearby main roads are the R56 and N3 highway to the East and the R 103 to the North-East of the hospital.


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psycho-social rehabilitation



Nearby Attractions

St Nicholas Diocesan School 471 m away - Pietermaritzburg
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City Oval 1 km away - Pietermaritzburg
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Maritzburg College 1 km away - Pietermaritzburg
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