Health

Health and Emergency Services

Health services are provided and coordinated from the District Office of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health situated in Ulundi. The Office of the Premier identified six wards that were categorised as being most deprived in terms  of health services and other needs. These are Ward1, Ward 2, Ward 5, Ward 6, Ward 16 and Ward 24. Integrated services are rendered in these wards as Operation Mbo by all provincial departments.
Emergency medical and rescue services are located at three sites within the Ulundi municipal area – Ulundi Unit A, Ceza and eMakhosini, each of which is equipped with an ambulance. The ambulances from the Nkonjeni Hospital, when available, assist the rescue services located within the town of Ulundi.

Health Facilities

There are four hospitals located within the Ulundi municipal area namely the Nkonjeni District Hospital, the Ceza District Hospital, the St Francis Psychiatric Hospital and the Thulasizwe MDR TB Hospital. Ulundi has the highest number of hospitals within its municipal area among the municipalities that comprise the Zululand District. The two district hospitals have a total of 19 fixed clinics to whom they provide a referral service.

The 19 fixed clinics render primary health care services (including childcare, family planning and immunisation against tuberculosis and other diseases) to the communities within the Municipality. In addition there are five mobile clinics in operation – two of these are linked to the Nkonjeni District Hospital, two to the St. Francis Psychiatric Hospital and one to the Ceza District Hospital. Two of the clinics provide communities with access to primary health care services on a 24 hour basis while others have an on call system after hours. As part of the rollout programme of ARVs in the District, all of the clinics attached to the Nkonjeni District Hospital are able to provide ARVs to patients. The Ceza District Hospital and the St Francis Psychiatric Hospital also form part of the rollout programme of ARVs. In total there are 162 community health workers functioning under the control of the Provincial Department of Health within the Ulundi municipal area. One of the challenges facing these health workers is finding accommodation in close proximity to the health facilities at which they are stationed. In cases where accommodation is available at the facility, priority is given to scarce skills health care professionals.


Nkonjeni Hospital Contact Details


Telephone:
+27 (0) 35 873 0013
Fax: +27 (0)  35 873 0031
Email: pro.nkonjenihospital@kznhealth.gov.za
Toll free number: 0800 005 184
Postal Address: P/Bag X509 Mahlabathini 3865
Physical Address:
GPS co-ordinates: 31.41477033 | -28.22663 Directions

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