24 -Hour Accident & Emergency Department
Our 24 -Hour Accident and Emergency department is equipped to handle the full spectrum of medical needs promptly and efficiently. Highly trained professional deal with trauma as well as general medical emergencies.
The Umhlanga Medical and Dental Practisioners are situated on the ground floor of the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre. 5 General Practitioners and 4 Dentists are available to assist patients needing general medical and dental attention. The practice also has the services of physiotherapists, biokineticists and an optometrist. The Umhlanga Medical and Dental Practitioners can be contacted on: 031 582 5300
Eye and Laser Institute
Situated on the first floor of the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre, the Eye and Laser Institute is one of two clinics in Kwa Zulu Natal which offers Lasik, the most technologically advanced form of refractive surgery.
In addition the institute offers comprehensive ophthalmolic services to numerous patients. For information or appointments contact 031 582 5251 /2
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
Intensive Care Unit
The 19-bed intensive care unit includes two intensive care beds that provide isolation capabilities for the management and prevention of infection. For any queries or further information, contact the unit on 031 560 5500.
Mammography and breast care
Netcare Umhlanga Hospital boasts a fully equipped maternity unit with general, semi-private, and private wards as well as two executive suites available.
Rooming in is encouraged and our expertly trained staff are always available to provide advise and support to new mothers.
Special Grandparents visiting hour and sibling bonding time is from 11:00 to 12:00 daily. Specialized care and support is provided by our experienced, highly skilled staff in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Maxillo facial surgery
The Accident and Emergency department is ably supported by an onsite 24-hour Netcare 911 base consisting of Advance Life Support paramedics, ambulances and scene protection vehicle. In case of medical emergencies please contact Netcare 911 on 082 911.
We realize that for a child to come into a hospital environment may be stressful and unsettling. Our staff is trained to help in any way possible, and will help to explain the procedure to the child. In addition, they are more than willing to work alongside you to make your child?s stay as comfortable as possible.
Two independent pathology laboratories are resident on the 6th Floor of Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre. Ampath can be contacted on 031 582 5457 and Lancet Laboratories can be contacted on 031 560 5583.
Highly qualified physiotherapist provide support services to all medical disciplines, treating medical and surgical patients and implementing appropriate rehabilitative programmes, where necessary. A number of physiotherapy practices operate from rooms in the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Pulmonology - both adult and paediatric Surgery
All aspects of radiology are provided by the specialized radiology practice of Drs Wedderburn Maxwell and Partners Inc at Netcare Umhlanga Hospital and Medical Centre. This centre of excellence has sophisticated imaging services to provide:
Computer Tomography (CT)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
For any queries, booking of appointments, for mammograms - the radiology practice can be contacted on 031 582 5000
Renal Dialysis Unit
The renal dialysis unit on the first floor of the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre is managed by National Renal Care and offers the following:
Healthy Start Programme (awareness and management of kidney disease)
Dialysis. For any queries or further information, contact the unit on 031 582 5406 / 9
Advanced Wound Clinic
CliniCare, specialist in advanced wound clinic operates on an out-patient basis, offering advice, guidance and counseling of wound care and post-operative care. For any queries or further information, contact the clinic on 031 582 5477
A well respected , experienced Audiologist provides extensive services to our patients. Her rooms can be found on the 6th Floor of the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre. Contact 031 566 4477
A full range of diabetic services are offered by an experienced Endocrinologist practicing from Medigate, over the road from Netcare Umhlanga Hospital.
Appointments can be made by telephoning : 031 566 0013
We boast a qualified dietician to cater for special diets as prescribed by our doctors. The dietician can be contacted though reception or the ward secretary.
Once your doctor has confirmed your admission to Netcare Umhlanga Hospital, please proceed to the Pre-Admission Clinic of the hospital on the ground floor of the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre to obtain assistance in getting a pre authorization number from your medical aid and complete an admission form. Pre Admission Clinic can be contacted on 031 582 5431 / 34
A Speech Therapist has her rooms on the 4th floor of Netcare Umhlanga Hospital. Appointments can be made on 031 566 1188
A multi disciplinary team, including specialist doctors, physiotherapists, biokineticists and a podiatrist provide support and services to patients with sport injuries as well as rehabilitation services for orthopaedic and cardiac patients. For more information contact the Centre for Sports Medicine on 031 560 5557.
Stork's Nest Mother and Baby Clinic
The Stork?s Nest Mother and Baby Clinic situated on the ground floor of the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre provides the following services:
Anti natal classes
CPR and Nanny courses
Breast feeding advice
Education classes, guidance, support and weight checks
Breast feeding advice
The clinic can be contacted on 031 560 5528
Information, advice and vaccinations are provided by a highly qualified General Practitioner practicing from the Umhlanga Medical and Dental Practitioners on the ground floor of the Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre. Appointments can be made by telephoning: 031 582 5300
Umhlanga Rehabilitation Centre
Situated on the 6th floor of Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre is Umhlanga Rehabilitation Centre. Physiotherapists, a biokineticist, psychologist and dietician are avalible to assess and treat a wide spectrum of injuries and conditions needing specialized care and attention.
Conveniently situated on the ground floor of Netcare Umhlanga Hospital Medical Centre is our large Retail Pharmacy offering extensive services to all our customers.
Contracted to most medical aids
Advice and Counseling
Gifts and Toys
Open weekdays 08h00 - 18h00
Saturdays: 08h30 – 14h00
Sundays / Public Holidays: 09h00 - 14h00
Tel: 031 582 53 63/ 66/ 67
In line with the values of Netcare, our 24 hour hospital pharmacy ensures that all our patients have access to medication when ever it is needed.
Storks Nest Baby Clinic
National Renal Care Unit
General Hospital Information
For any account enquiries please contact (031) 560 5500 and ask for the Credit Control Department.
Compliments and Service Feedback
Your feedback on the level of care and service you have received in our facility is very important to us. It assists us with the on-going evaluation and improvement of the services we provide. Feel free to contact our customer service centre on 0860 638 2273.
Radio & television
Each room is equipped with a television. Remote controls for the television are available. Earphones can be purchased from Reception.
In order to facilitate doctors rounds and any therapy or additional tests that need to be performed, visitors are requested to visit during visiting times only. No visitors will be permitted into the wards before 10:00 each day. In addition, the hospital has a patient resting time during which no visitors or phone calls to patients will be allowed.
Resting time: 12:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 20:00
Children under 12 years are not allowed to visit patients to safeguard them and the patients against any health risk.
Coffee and gift shop
You will find the Netcafe coffee shop on the ground floor of the hospital. They serve a delightful range of light meals and snacks as well as sweets, magazines and newspapers. Small gifts and flowers are also available. Open times : 7 am - 8pm
An ATM is available to the public on the ground floor of the hospital.
Parking for 750 cars is available at Netcare Umhlanga Hospital and Medical Centre