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Ethekwini Hospital Rated Top 20

Ethekwini Hospital Rated Top 20

Discovery Health recently revealed its annual survey, which gave some measure of South Africa’s best hospitals. Of the 136 hospitals surveyed using an exit poll from its members, after they had been in hospital, Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre, ranked Top 20. Discovery’s question in the poll centred on the quality of care from doctors, nurses and the patient’s overall experience, as well as hospital conditions. Hospital Manager Niresh Bechan said, “ A special thank you to our doctors, staff and support services for their contribution to making a positive difference to the patient’s journey. As a result we have been acknowledged with this prestigious accolade”.

Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is the only private Paediatric Cardiac Unit in Kwazulu-Natal. Unique to this facility is the 13th member multidisciplinary paediatric team representing 10 specialist disciplines.

•         Paediatric Cardiologist

•         Paediatric Endocrinologist

•         Paediatric General Surgeon

•         Paediatric Nephrologist

•         Paediatric Genetics

•         Paediatric Cardio Thoracic Surgeon

•         General Paediatricians

•         Paediatric Haematologist

•         Paediatric Neurologist

•         Paediatric Pulmonologist



The hospital is also home to a Heart and Stroke Centre of Excellence with a dedicated stroke line (0861344237)  in the case of emergencies. Recently the hospital was the only private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal to have been selected to take part in a nationally driven stroke simulation (dummy patient run) project coordinated by Angels South Africa, in conjunction with Boehringer Ingelheims Global Office and Angels Europe. This simulation was a huge success with the door to needle time being 30 minutes and 10 seconds. “Our stroke teams are well trained and experienced in dealing with stroke emergencies”, said hospital manager Niresh Bechan.

Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is a state of the art facility situated in the north of Durban with:

  • 340 beds,
  • 7 Operating Theatres,
  • An entire floor dedicated to the Cardiac Centre of Excellence,
  • Cardiac Theatre,
  • Cardiac Catherisation Theatre,
  • A dedicated Neonatal ICU & Paediatric ICU,
  • Maternity suite with its own 4D ultrasound,
  • Medical Units,
  • Surgical Units,
  • Nephrology and Dialysis Centre,
  • Neurosurgery,
  • Orthopaedic Surgery,
  • Vascular Surgery and Endo-Vascular Specialist,
  • A transplant programme and
  • An array of qualified, experienced specialists.

For more information on the hospital please do not hesitate to contact the hospital directly on +27 31 581 2400 or email us at