Umgeni Hospital is a specialised hospital situated in Howick, which provides care for intellectually challenged persons with physical and multiple disabilities. The degree of mental condition ranges from severe to profound. The hospital caters for people of all races from 3 years and onwards within KwaZulu- Natal Province.
Umgeni Hospital has 459 usable beds and provides comprehensive and compassionate care approximate 362 intellectual challenged individuals with severe to profound mental retardation. To be able to maintain quality of patient care, Batho Pele Principles and Patients Rights are adhered to.
Patients are accommodated in 12 wards according to the nursing care and treatment they require. Individual wards accommodate between 26 to 52 patients, thereby making a homely atmosphere difficult, but we try our best. We have no security wards Mental Health Care User’s are allowed to move around within the institution