Originally a mission
hospital, which developed from a clinic service,
It is a 184-bed hospital, which is split into 6 wards (labour, female surgical, paediatrics, male, female medical and isolation wards). There is also a therapy department, a radiography department with x-ray and ultrasound machines, a pharmacy and a laboratory, as well as a dentist and social workers. The hospital runs 8 clinics in a catchment area of 100 x 30km.
The Outpatients department (OPD) serves as a doctor's waiting room during the day and also a 24-hour emergency department. Most of the time there are between 5 and 8 doctors employed by the hospital. This number includes community service doctors.
Patients come from all parts of the district. Some present directly to the hospital, some are referred from local GPs and some from the residential clinics organized by the hospital around the region. Whilst most patients are treated in Mseleni, some cases require more specialist attention and are referred to any of a number of other larger hospitals, being transported by road or air.
Despite no longer being a mission hospital, it is still run in the same way. There is a strong Christian ethos--many of the staff are Bible believing Christians, and ward prayers are held every weekday where a local preacher brings the word of God.
Mseleni Hospital Mission Statement
We are committed to deliver holistic, high quality, comprehensive health care to our community through preventative, promotive, curative and rehabilative levels of primary health care promoting personal development and health of both worker and community member.
Sizibophelezele ekuletheleni umphakhathi wakithi ezempilo eziseqophelweni eliphezulu ngokuba sigqugquzela ukuvikelwa kwezifo, ukulashwa kwezifo kanye nokukhuthaza izindlela ezifanele zokuziphatha. Sizokhuthaza intuthuko yomuntu ngomuntu kanye nempilo enhle yabasebenzi kanye nomphakathi wonke.