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.

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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

General wards:

  • 14h00 – 15h00 & 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:

  • 13h00 – 13h30; 15h00 – 15h30; 19h30 – 20h00

Neonatal ICU:

  • 13h15 – 13h30; 15h15 – 15h30; 19h15 – 19h30
  • Parents may visit at any time


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

Website:  Life Hilton Private Hospital



One Thought on “Hilton Private Hospital (Life Health) 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!!!!

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