The hospital is located in the suburb of New Germany in Pinetown.  Pinetown is a town 16km West of Durban.  New Germany is nestled between the suburbs of Cowies Hill Park, Manors and Fields Hill in Pinetown.  Main roads close to the hospital are the M13 to the South-West, the M31 to the South and the M19 to the South-East of the hospital.  A well-equipped 24-hour accident and emergency unit deals with major and minor medical emergencies.

Beds and Wards

The hospital has 163 beds and 4 theatres.  Due to the hospital’s close location to major industrial areas in Pinetown, the hospital has extensive expertise in treating industrial injuries.

The maternity unit offers an all-inclusive service in respect of child health care services.  The staff offers world class medical care, supported by hi-tech equipment and facilities.  The women’s health unit offers various accommodation options and also have a family room to accommodate the mother’s partner. The unit has a well-equipped nursery, neonatal high care and intensive care unit that provide special support for newborns.

Disciplines and Services

  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Gastroenterology
  • General practice
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Visiting Hours

General wards, High care and ICU:

  • 11h00 – 12h00
  • 15h00 – 16h00
  • 19h00 – 20h00

Paediatric ward:

  • 10h00 – 12h00
  • 15h00 – 20h00

Women`s health centre:

  • 15h00 – 16h00
  • 19h00 – 20h00


Find cover that suits your budget

Fathers:  10h00 – 20h00

Grandparents:  16h00 – 16h30

Physical Address

102 Crompton Street
New Germany,
South Africa

Map to Location

Telephone and Fax Numbers

Tel:  +27 31 737 3000
Fax:  +27 31 702 2790

Website:  Life The Crompton Hospital

7 Thoughts on “Crompton Hospital (Life Health) in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal”

  • I have been in this hospital on the 29/06/2019 due to accident. I was told to pay cash because i do not have cash on my day to day funds. When quering with my medical Aid they said i did have funds. The medical aid phoned hospital to get statement from them that i had paid cash and they refused stating that they are not allowed to give this info to medical aid. They were told that i must come personally to hospital and obtain such info, when i went to thd hospital they also refused to give it to me stating that i did not have funds on that day which contradicts with my Medical Aid. I am very disappointed about the hospital because according to medical aid i did have funds they are not sure who they spoke to but i am very unhappy with the run around made by the Accounts Department. Further more how they say i did not have fund when i did get the other cash that i had paid for my X ray? I am disappointed. I do not see myself using this hospital ever again.

  • Good day I would like to speak to someone I am 20 weeks pregnant and I would like to have my baby in your hospital what are the procedures that needs to be followed

  • Hi am pregnant id like to know more about your services i want to give birth to your hospital willing to pay for everything that i need to pay for since i dont have medical aid

  • Good day how much does it cost to have a c section at your hospital baby due in October but I’m now off medical aid wanting know how much will all come to if I had to do cash

  • Can any one help me with the direct person to speak if you do have a serious complain of negligence that happened while was admitted

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