About

The hospital is situated in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal.  The town of Empangeni is about 150km North of Durban and 16km from Richards Bay.  Empangeni is situated in the hilly countryside and easily accessible via the N2.

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The hospital is located in the North of Empangeni and close to Empangeni central.  The hospital is easily accessible via the N2 to the East, the R34 to the West and the R102 to the South.  A 24-hour accident and emergency unit serves the community around the clock.

 Beds and Wards

The hospital has 174 beds and 5 theatres.  The theatres are fully equipped and sophisticated orthopaedic surgeries such as knee and hip replacements are performed in the laminar flow theatre.

A 13 bed intensive care and high care unit provides high-level care to critical ill and injured patients.  The 5 bed neonatal ICU offers highly specialised care to babies.  Specialised services are provided at the radiology unit including x-rays, CT scanner and mammography.

Disciplines and Services

  • Dentistry
  • Ear, Nose & Throat surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Visiting Hours

General wards:

  • 10h00 – 11h00; 15h00 – 16h00 & 19h00 – 20h00

Maternity unit:

  • Fathers: 08h00 – 20h00
  • Grandparents and siblings: 15h00 – 16h00

Paediatric ward:

  • Parents: any time up to 20h00
  • Grandparents and siblings: 15h00 – 16h00

ICU and high care ward:

  • 11h00 – 11h30, 15h00 – 16:00 & 19h00 – 20h00

Neonatal ICU:

  • Parents may visit any time.

Physical Address

Corner of Biyela and Ukula Streets
Empangeni
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

Map to Location

Telephone and Fax Numbers

Tel:  +27 35 902 8000
Fax:  +27 35 792 1240

Website:  Life Empangeni Private Hospital

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