The hospital is located in Berea, Durban.  Berea is an old and upmarket suburb and is a ridge above the city of Durban on the northern side and overlooks the city centre.  Musgrave and upper Glenwood are two main areas of Berea.  The hospital is nestled between Bulwer, Musgrave and Bonela in Berea.

The hospital is easily accessible via the N3 to the North, the R102 and M4 to the East and the N2 to the West of the hospital.  A 24-hours trauma and emergency unit with a dedicated helicopter pad offers around the clock professional services to the community.

Beds and Wards

The hospital has 292 beds and 50 additional beds in the rehabilitation unit.  The new 18 station renal unit with a qualified team of experienced renal specialized nurses, technologists and nephrologists provides treatment to patients with chronic renal failure.

The state-of-the-art rehabilitation unit provides critical rehabilitation for patients suffering disabilities caused by brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries or other disabling conditions.  A 10 bed paediatric rehabilitation offers the same professional services to children in need of rehabilitation after severe injuries.

The hospital offers 11 bed cardiac thoracic intensive unit and 14 bed intensive care unit, well-equipped to care for patients suffering from major medical conditions.  A radiology facility with a wide range of high-tech diagnostic equipment, which includes a MRI and CT scanner and a radioisotope nuclear medicine laboratory.  A dedicated and ultramodern 36 bed neurosurgical ward with an executive suite which can be compared to a five-star hotel room.

Disciplines and Services

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Ear, Nose & Throat surgery
  • Epilepsy monitoring
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Maxillofacial and oral surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuropsychology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Radioisotope nuclear medicine
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours may vary among hospitals within the Life Healthcare group. Please contact the hospital directly or visit their website (link below) for the latest visiting hours.

Physical Address

148 Mazisi Kunene (South Ridge Road),
South Africa

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Telephone and Fax Numbers

Tel:  +27 31 204 1300
Fax:  +27 31 261 6435

Landline numbers may have changed or may be unreachable at this time. Please refer to the hospital website.

Website:  Life Entabeni Hospital


12 Thoughts on “Life Entabeni Hospital in Berea, Durban, KZN”

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    Could you please let me know whether Pr Stephanus Du Toit is still practising at Entabeni Hospital. He was my surgeon in 1989 for a slipped disk.

  • On the 26th of December 2019, an elderly woman was hit by the automated sliding door in the neurology area, which caused her to break her hand. The incident occurred at 3pm, the patient there after waited in the trauma area till 5: 20 pm before she recieved a sling or anything for the pain. The hospital failed to take any responsibility for the incident and complimented this with ridiculously inhuman treatment of a 80+ female.

    • Hi Varun. We are an independent website on private hospitals in South Africa. We are not affiliated with the hospital in question or any hospital group. Please contact the hospital manager directly.

  • I am told there is a psychologist who works at entabeni hospital only on a monday,who deals mainly with oncology patients.i do not remember her name.can u help please

  • My father has been admitted for covid-19. All his children are abroad. I’m currently residing in Australia. I would like to be updated on his condition. A Mr David Williams is our liaison person due to time differences. His contact details are with my fathers admission documents.

  • Hi, I am from a cord compression that is caused by hypertrophy of posterior longitudinal and flaval ligaments from 8th thoracic to 1st lumbar vertebra.. please tell me which treatment your facility offer and what will be the expected total cost of the intervention please?

  • Hi am willing to see neurologist can I use my medical aid to see neurologist or it cash only.

    Thank you inadvance.

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