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King Edward Hospital

King Edward VIII Hospital is a tertiary level hospital providing tertiary services to the whole of KZN and part of Eastern Cape.

The hospital has 852 beds with +/- 22 000 out patients monthly and is situated in ward 33 in eThekwini.

King Edward VIII is a teaching hospital for the University of KwaZulu Natal Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine and has a Nursing College

Patients accessing services should have the following documents with them:

  • Asylum Seeker Permit
  • Birth Certificate
  • Identity Document
  • Passport with Travelling Documents
  • Permanent Residency Permit
  • Refugee Permit
  • Temporary Resident Permit
  • Appointment Card or Referral Letter
  • Medical Aid Scheme Card (If you belong to a scheme) or Pay Slip
  • Proof of Address (such as Municipal Bill, Tribal Letter or Local Council Letter)
  • Unemployment Card or Social Pensioners Card

Contact – King Edward Hospital

Telephone : +27 (0) 31 360 3111

Fax : +27 (0) 31 206 1457


Postal Address : P/Bag X02 Congella 4013

Physical Address: Corner of Sydney and Rick Turner (Francois) road, Congella

GPS co-ordinates :30.98950733 | -29.8822222


To be a leading hospital in providing innovative quality health service in the spirit of ubuntu.


To provide a coordinated,integrated and sustainable health service within the district health system through:

  • Incorporating the principles of Batho Pele in our daily practices.
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining a generation of appropriately skilled and motivated health workers
  • Optimal management and cost effective utilization of resources
  • Creating a culture that promotes team spirit.
  • Creating a safe hospital environment

Visiting Hours – King Edward Hospital

Monday – Friday : 13h00-14h00 18h00-19h00

Weekends : 13h00-15h00 18h00-19h00

Directions to King Edward VII hospital

Direction from old airport (South of Durban)

  1. From the airport take the North Coast bound freeway, pass the Chatsworth off ramp.
  2. At the next off ramp take Edwin Swales off ramp, turn right under the bridge and proceed on Edwin Swales keeping in the middle lane.
  3. At the third set of robots change to the left lane as you see the shopping centre on you right.
  4. You will then take the next off ramp on your left on to UMbilo Road. Proceed on uMbilo past a few sets of robots until you see Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine on your right.
  5. The next set of robots at Rick Turner (Francois) Road, turn right as you see King Edward VIII Hospital.
  6. Proceed down Rick Turner Road to the next set of robots. Turn right into Sydney Road and 100 meters on your right is the main hospital entrance.

Directions from King Shaka Airport to King Edward VIII hospital

  1. After passing Spagetti Junction/N3 (Durban &Johannesburg/Pietermaritzburg
  2. Keep to the left to Queensburg/Edwin Swales off ramp
  3. Turn left and proceed on Edwin Swales
  4. Pass two sets of robots
  5. Then take City/Umbilo/Byhead off ramp on your left
  6. Proceed in Umbilo Road towards the city
  7. Pass five sets of robots and turn right on the sixth one (Francois/Rick Turner road)
  8. Turn right again into Sydney road
  9. Keep right into King Edward Hospital entrance

Should there be any problems, do not hesitate to contact General Matron’s Office on 031 360 3030 or 3035

Services offered

ICU/Critical Care
Advance Midwifery

Patient Information

Ear Throat & Nose (ENT)
Emergency and Trauma Unit
Full Radiology Unit
General Medicine
General Surgery
Maxilo Facial
Neonatal ICU
Obstetrics & Gynae
Occupational Therapy
Social work
Special clinic services
Speech & Audio
Telemedicine site

St Augustine Hospital

Should you attend King Edward VII‘s Hospital?

In line with advice from Public Health England, please do not visit King Edward VII‘s Hospital if you, or anyone in your household, has any of the following symptoms, no matter how mild:


high temperature

loss or changed sense of normal smell (anosmia)

shortness of breath

What you must do:

if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 10 days from when your symptoms started.

if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of COVID-19, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days . The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill Visit the NHS 111 website for further advice What not to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19:

do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

do not contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home

do not contact the Hospital to request a test. King Edward VII‘s Hospital DOES NOT have the facilities to test outpatients for COVID-19.


King Edward VII‘s Hospital has an exceptional infection control record, and we have implemented a number of additional measures to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 at this time, including: Reduced footfall Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Covid-19 screening for patients and staff Increased hand hygiene stations and signage Increased infection control cleaning regimes Allowances for social distancing We are ready to provide you with the highest standards of treatment and care in a safe and supportive environment.

The safety of patients, colleagues and the public is always our highest priority The situation with COVID-19 (known as Coronavirus) continues to develop and we will ensure this page is regularly updated with the latest guidance and information from official sources.

Related Sources

King Edward VIII Hospital – CongellaKwazulu NatalSouth Africa Area: Congella, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa Region: Kwazulu Natal Physical Address: Corner of Sydney and Rick Turner (Francois) Road, Congella, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa Postal Address: Private Bag X02 Congella, 4013, South Africa Phone: Fax: GPS Co-Ordinates: Email: Web: Visit Website Info: State Hospitals- King Edward VIII Hospital – Congella, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa King Edward VIII hospital is the second largest hospital in the Southern hemisphere, providing regional and tertiary services to the whole of KZN and Eastern Cape.

King Edward VIII is a teaching hospital for the University of KwaZulu Natal‘s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and has a Nursing College attached to it with these specialties: Orthopaedics ICU/Critical Care Paediatric Advance Midwifery Services offered Patient Information Dietetics Ear Throat & Nose (ENT) Emergency and Trauma Unit Full Radiology Unit General Medicine General Surgery ICU Maxilo Facial Neonatal ICU Obstetrics & Gynae Occupational Therapy Paediatrics Pharmacy Physiotherapy Social work Special clinic services Speech & Audio Telemedicine site Theatres Copyright © KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, 2001 If there are any errors in the above information, please notify us via an email to View Larger Map Contact Send – South Africa‘s premier interactive site for all medical doctors, specialists, dentists, psychologists, hospitals, clinics and allied medical services in Cape Town, Western Cape, Johannesburg and Pretoria, Gauteng, Durban, KZN and the rest of South Africa.

Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said they were aware of the positive test results and noted calls from staff to close the hospital.

Simelane-Zulu said hospital management was conducting the risk assessment study, which would consider, among other factors, where the infection took place; when it happened; who was infected; and who their contacts were. “Our intervention going forward will be based on findings from that investigation.

She said they were guided by the extent of infections, based on a formal risk assessment study, in line with guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the clinical management of Covid-19.

The decision on whether to close the theatre, or any other part of the hospital, will be determined by the number of positive tests and extent of the building’s exposure to the virus,” said Simelane-Zulu.

King Edward Hospital