Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

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Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg is a private hospital owned by the Mediclinic group and is located in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal. It is situated on the banks of the Umzunduzi River in a tranquil, native garden. This multidisciplinary hospital is superbly furnished with the most recent technology and serves Pietermaritzburg as well as the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

The hospital is situated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, at 90 Payn Street. The nearest major street is the R103 to the West of the hospital. The R56 to the south and the N3 highway to the east of the hospital are two additional nearby main roads. On the N3 highway, Pietermaritzburg is located 28 kilometers southeast of Howick and 78 kilometers northwest of Durban.

The hospital provides a variety of services, including:

Specialist services

  • Emergency Centre
  • Neonatal intensive/high care unit

Specialized clinics

  • Baby Wellness Clinic
  • CDE clinic
  • Pre-admission center
  • Woundcare clinic

Supplementary services

  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Renal dialysis

Reported on 24 June 2013

Pietermaritzburg Mediclinic Grows Bigger and Better

The development is the single biggest investment in a project within the group’s portfolio of 52 hospitals in South Africa. Mediclinic Southern Africa representing the Southern African operations of Mediclinic International, the sixth-largest private hospital group in the world, has approximately 7 130 beds in 52 multidisciplinary hospitals in South Africa and Namibia.

The group embarked on a multi-million expansion of the Pietermaritzburg Mediclinic situated on 90 Payne Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The hospital boasts of a wider catchment area in the Province, and it includes Kokstad, Matatiele, Richmond, Ixopo, Newcastle, Vryheid, the Drakensburg, and the wider KZN Midlands.

At approximately R170 million (US$ 17.3 million) the expansion project which commenced construction in July 2011 and is earmarked for completion in the second quarter of 2013, will see the hospital adding about 90 new beds across a variety of medical disciplines.

The expansion program of the hospital with 140 beds at present, is set to alleviate the pressure of bed demand in Pietermaritzburg which is very acute, and estimated to be in the region of 50 per day.

The development is the single biggest investment in a project within the group’s portfolio of 52 hospitals in South Africa and the construction is taking place in the areas overlooking the Umsunduzi River and the Woodburn Rugby Stadium.

The expansion program will entail an additional 30 medical beds, 12 pediatric beds, 10 daycare beds, a new neonatal intensive care unit with four additional beds, 26 cardiac beds, the installation of a catheterization lab (for cardiac treatment), two additional theatres, a new pharmacy and emergency center, a new kitchen and laundry, as well as a triple-storey parking deck with 360 parking bays.

In addition, 16 specialist suites will be added and the hospital has brought in much-needed benefits to the community. The hospital, which has a staff complement of 350, plans to employ 100 additional nursing staff and 20 additional support staff as a result of the expansion.