About the hospital

Westville Life Hospital is located in the plush suburb of Westville on the outskirts of Durban. It lies next to one of Durban’s busiest malls, the Pavilion Shopping Centre. The hospital is conveniently positioned just off the N3 highway, the major route that runs from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, the capital city of KZN. Under the Life Healthcare group, Westville Hospital has emerged as one of Durban’s leading private hospitals. It boasts world-class facilities with state of the art equipment and some of the best medical specialists in the KZN region.

Beds and Specialities

With 270 beds, Westville Hospital is considered to be the second largest private hospital in Durban. It has a 23 bed maternity ward with 4D sonar scan facilities for expectant mothers and one of the best neonatal ICUs in the KZN region. With its focus on mother and child, Westville Hospital also houses dedicated centres for assisted reproduction and embryology (fertility treatments), paediatric asthma and allergy care as awell as paediatric diabetes care.

Westville Hospital has also established itself as one of the leading private cardiac care facilities in Durban. It has dedicated cardiac theatres in its fully integrated cardiac unit specialising in coronary angiograms, angioplasty and stent implantation, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve replacement surgery, cardiac ablation and pacemaker implantation. The hospital also focuses on the management of other chronic diseases with its renal dialysis unit, arthritis and lupus centre and other dedicated units.

Departments and Services

  • Bone densitometry
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterological surgery
  • General practice
  • General surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Internal medicine
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Maxillofacial and oral surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Occupational medicine
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Other Services

  • Audiology
  • Behavioural psychology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Dialysis
  • Educational psychology
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology including child psychology, stress and trauma management
  • Speech therapy
  • Travel clinic

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

7 Spine Road
Westville, 3630
Kwazulu Natal
South Africa

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Phone and Fax

Tel: +27 31 251 6911
Fax: +27 31 265 0952

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

Website: Life Westville Hospital

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    • Please note that we are an independent website that provides information on private hospitals in South Africa. We do not have any direct relationship with the private hospitals listed here. If you have queries for the hospital, you will need to contact them directly.

  • Please could you put me in connection with someone that can help me with getting a vaccination card for my daughter’s son. He was born at westville hospital on the 07th March 2013. His card went missing during her move to port elizabeth and she now needs it for school applications. Please contact me asap best regards Lisa

  • My mother , who does not have medical aid , has a heart condition and requires an angiogram to clarify the exact problem . She has been put on a waiting list to have one done at Greys hospital , but the waiting list extends into October . I am worried that this might be too long a wait , and would like to find out what the cash price would be to have it done at a private facility .
    Any advice would be gratefully accepted , thanks .

    • Hi Nadim. You will have to contact the hospital directly. We are an online directory of private hospitals in South Africa. We are not associated with the hospital or hospital group. If you are not on medical aid then the hospital will quote you for the cash rate on their maternity packages. This varies greatly among private hospitals but prepare to pay around R35,000. Good luck.

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