The hospital is located in the town of Piet Retief in a timber growing region in the province of Mpumalanga.  Piet Retief lies in the lush green Assegai Valley of Southern Mpumalanga.  It is a popular resting spot for tourists on their way to Swaziland, Southern Mozambique or Northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Nearby towns from Piet Retief are Paulpietersburg in KwaZulu-Natal about 54km to the South and Amsterdam about 46km to the North in Mpumalanga.  The hospital is nestled between the suburbs of Retiefville and Kempville.  Main roads to the hospital are the N2 highway to the South, the R543 to the North and the R33 to the East of the hospital.  A 24-hour accident and emergency unit with sophisticated facilities serves the community 24/7.

Beds and Wards

The hospital has 145 beds and 2 theatres.  A 3 bed intensive and high care unit are equipped with sophisticated monitoring and support equipment to assist patients in need of high care.  The 10 bed maternity unit provides mothers and babies with specialised care and services.  Babies in need of high care receive around the clock care and support at the 2 bed neonatal intensive care unit which is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring and life support equipment.

Sick and injured children are cared for by well-trained staff and professionals at the 7 bed pediatric ward.  The hospital provides specialised services at the radiology unit which includes x-ray equipment.  A pathology laboratory and pharmacy are located on the premises and deliver professional services to the community.

Disciplines and Services

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • General practice
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Radiology

Visiting Hours

  • 11h00 to 12h00
  • 15h00 to 16h00
  • 19h00 to 20h00

Physical Address

6 Mansoor Street
Piet Retief
South Africa

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Telephone and Fax Numbers

Tel:  +27 17 826 9200
Fax:  +27 17 826 9255

Website:  Life Piet Retief Hospital

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