KwaMagwaza Hospital

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KwaMagwaza Hospital, a public hospital operated by the KwaZulu Natal Health Department, is situated in Melmoth, KwaZulu Natal. The hospital was taken over by the Department of Health from the Diocese of Zululand on 01 November 2000 and currently has 141 beds. The hospital serves a population of 60,000 in its catchment area.


The hospital is situated at KwaMagwaza Road, Melmoth in KwaZulu Natal. From Melmoth, take the R34 and drive South for 3km, then turn right towards KwaMagwaza. The hospital is 7.2km from the turn-off. Melmoth is 43.5km South of Ulundi and 87.6km North-West of Richards Bay in KwaZulu Natal.


KwaMagwaza Hospital is a provincial hospital, therefore services are free to pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as children under the age of six years old. Other citizens are charged according to a sliding scale depending on their income.


  • Acute and chronic care
  • Child & Women's Health
  • Clinical psychology
  • Communicable disease management
  • Counselling
  • Dental
  • Environmental health
  • Eye care
  • Forensic-Medical
  • HIV and Aids management
  • Maternal
  • Medical
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Primary/community health care
  • Psychiatric
  • Social Work
  • Surgical
  • Theatre
  • Trauma and emergency care
  • X-Ray & Ultrasonography
  • VCT


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