Montebello Hospital

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Montebello Hospital, a public hospital operated by the KwaZulu Natal Health Department, is situated near Dalton, KwaZulu Natal. The hospital was established in 1950 as Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy). The hospital has a 24 hour Emergency Department.


The hospital is situated in P614 Noordsberg Road, Dalton, KwaZulu Natal. The turn-off to the hospital is 21.8km South-East of Dalton on the R614 and the hospital is situated a further 6.4km South-East of the turn-off. Dalton is located 46km North-East of Pietermaritzburg and 36km South of Greytown in KwaZulu Natal.


Montebello 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.


  • Trauma and emergency – 24 hour service
  • Internal medicine, surgery, orthopaedics and mental health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O & G)
  • Paediatrics and Neonatology
  • Dental / Oral health services
  • Pharmacy services
  • Medical social work
  • Dietetics
  • Speech therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Clinical support services – radiography and laboratory
  • Primary health care – outreach visits to clinics, HCT and TB and MBFHI
  • Male medical circumcision (MMC)
  • Operational theatre (OT)
  • Occupational health (OH)
  • Mortuary Services
  • Termination of pregnancy (outsourced)



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