The hospital is located in the small town of Hilton in KwaZulu-Natal.  Hilton is considered a suburb of Pietermaritzburg, but actually falls under the municipality of Howick.  Pietermaritzburg lies 10km East of Hilton.  The hospital is easily accessible via the N3 highway which is located to the South and West of the hospital.  A 24-hours emergency unit is equipped to deal with all medical emergencies 24/7.

Beds and Wards

The hospital has 94 beds and 5 theatres.  Two of the theatres are advanced laminar theatres which are equipped to handle complex orthopaedic surgery that includes knee and hip replacements.  Specialised services are provided at the radiology unit which includes x-rays, a MRI and CT scanner.

Mothers and babies receive state-of-the-art care at the 9 bed maternity and 5 bed neonatal intensive care units.  Hospitalised children are treated at the 10 bed paediatric unit which also offers excellent facilities for the children’s mothers.

A 6 bed intensive care and 6 bed high care unit treats critical injured or ill patients with modern and high-tech medical equipment and well-trained staff.  A renal dialysis unit with 8 stations offers medical care and services to patients with chronic renal failure.

Disciplines and Services

  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Renal dialysis
  • Urology

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

Corner of Hilton Avenue & Monzali Drive
South Africa

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Telephone and Fax Numbers

Tel:  +27 33 329 5600
Fax:  +27 33 329 5601

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

Website:  Life Hilton Private Hospital



3 Thoughts on “Life Hilton Private Hospital in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal”

  • Life health Hilton hospital. I am dissatisfied with the attitude that I received from one of the theatre managers, who didn’t have proper manners of talking to guests that visited the hospital during the wellness day. I am disappointed. Since she is working with people she should work on her manners. Its a disgrace!!!!

  • I have just received a threatening letter from your Head office for an amount of R162.70 to take further action, well be my guest. It took your Head Office two months to respond to my request for an invoice which was sent by mail. My e-mail address is on record on my file at Life Health Howick where I received treatment why not send the invoice via e-mail?. Was I asking proof of what I was being charged for an impossible task?
    Where is the brain to send anything in South Africa to our non service provider?
    The frustration of receiving an email with the notice do not respond to this email as it will not be responded to so why send it in the first place via email. Who is the customer here Life Health Care or the patient

    GET REAL AND INTO THIS CENTURY WITH THE TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO DO “AN AUTO RECONCILLATION OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT” This would allow you to trace payments with the correct reference no.

    I am not prepared to either phone or contact anyone with any further information as I did contact your Head Office to confirm the reference for an EFT payment. I spent a lot of time telephoning phone calls requesting an invoice. NO MORE

    I am deeply offended with being threatened in this manner

    I also suggest your Head Office re visit their “Call Centre” from A to Z meaning revamp the procedures and processes and get systems into 2021

    • Hi Mary. You need to contact the hospital directly. This website simply profiles private hospitals in South Africa. We are not associated with any hospital group and their staff may not read your message here.

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