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Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital – An ultra-sophisticated and digitally integrated hospital north of Durban. The hospital prides itself on being one of the few in the country where heart, lung and kidney transplants are performed. It is the only hospital In Kwa-Zulu Natal that offers much needed services for Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. The hospital was voted as one of SA’s top 20 hospitals, for five consecutive years.

Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital Overview

The hospital is located at 11 Riverhorse Drive, Queen Nandi Drive, Durban in the KwaZulu Natal. Nearby main roads are the N2 highway to the East of the hospital and the M45 to the North. The hospital is located in Durban North.

Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital & Heart Centre is conveniently located between Durban and Umhlanga, just off the N2 freeway.  The hospital is accessed via the Nandi Road offramp and is situated at the River Horse Valley Business Estate.

    • 373 Beds
    • 24 Hour Accident & Emergency Unit
    • Cardiac Centre of Excellence for Adult & Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
    • Cardiac Catheterisation Labs
    • Cardiac Theatre
    • 4 Major Operating Theatres
    • 42 Bed ICU
    • Neuro Operating Theatre
    • Stroke Centre of Excellence
    • Renal Centre of Excellence
    • Transplant Program
    • Clinical Pharmacy for in patients and out patients
    • State of the art Radiology and Pathology services
    • A pharmacy for outpatients and hospital patients
    • A coffee shop

Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital – Ultra-sophisticated and digitally integrated

Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital

Ethekwini Hospital And Heart Centre Contacts & Directions

Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital & Heart Centre
11 Riverhorse Road, Riverhorse Valley Business Estate, Queen Nandi Drive, Durban, 4017


For more information on Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital & Heart Centre  please call +27 (0)31 581 2400

Visiting Hours

Visitors to the hospital are a welcome and important part of the patient’s recuperation. However, to ensure that the patient receives adequate rest and for the smooth running of the hospital, certain restrictions may be necessary. For the comfort and safety of all patients please adhere to the following rules:

Visiting hours are as follows:

Cardiac Centre: CCU & SCCU – 11:30 – 12:00 (Next of kin only) & 15:00 – 16:00 & 19:00 – 20:00
Cardiac Ward – 15:00 – 16:00 & 19:00 – 20:00
Maternity – 15:00 – 16:00 & 16:00 – 17:00
Grandparents & Siblings Only 19:00 – 20:00
Husbands & Partners are allowed all day between 8:00 – 20:00
MICU & SICU – 15:00 – 16:00 & 19:00 – 20:00
Paediatric Ward – 15:00 – 17:00
Medical & Surgical wards – 15:00 – 16:00 & 19:00 – 20:00

• Only two visitors at the bedside at any one time.
• For their safety, no children under 12 are permitted into the intensive care units or the wards.
• Please do not visit the hospital if you are suffering from an infectious illness such as cold, flu or other infection.
• For maternity patients, special visiting times for siblings and grandparents will be arranged. You will be advised of these times on admission.

Please note that the above serves as a guide and that visiting arrangements are subject to the discretion of the ward / unit nursing staff.

Lenmed Ethekwini Hospital – Ultra-sophisticated and digitally integrated


Our hospital management team can be contacted using the main switchboard numbers 031 581 2400.

Hospital General Manager – Niresh Bechan
Services Manager – Vegan Naicker
Finance Manager – Yogita Maharaj
Marketing Manager – Sheena Dhunlal
HR Manager – Tasheeka Moodley
Nursing Services Manager – Charlotte Raman

Ethekwini Hospital And Heart Centre Facilities For Visitors

Public Phone
Both cash and card public telephones are available in the main reception area – phone cards are obtainable from the coffee shop.

Coffee Shop
A Café Dulce coffee shop is located on the Ground Floor, serving hot and cold beverages and a selection of light meals, sandwiches and snacks.

Café Dulce – 031 581 2316

Vending Machines
For easy access to cold beverages and snacks, vending machines are located at selected sites in the hospital.

Gift Shop
A gift shop selling cards, flowers and small gifts is located on the Ground Floor.

The hospital pharmacy is available to patients, outpatients and visitors. The pharmacy supplies prescription and non prescription medicines as well as a range of toiletries, cosmetics and gifts.

Retail pharmacy – 031 581 2611

Pharmacy Manager
Rekha Singh – 031 581 2609

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