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George Hospital


George Hospital

George Regional Hospital has been under the management of Metro Health Services since 2006. It is a secondary care/level 2 hospital in the Eden District.

George Hospital receives referrals from district hospitals and primary health care services, and supports district hospitals in outlying sub-districts, where they consult referred patients and train medical officers and professional nurses.


Key dates:

In 1915 it became clear that George needed a hospital. This was further emphasised during the big flu
epidemic in 1919. The plans were completed and the one-ward-hospital was completed in 1930.

During the last 80 years the following renovations and additions were made:

  • In 1951 a three-storey nurses home was added.
  • In 1981 a five-storey inpatient block was added.
  • In 1993 a new emergency centre was built.
  • In 1996 phase 1 of the renovation project started: Administrative offices and nurses' and doctors' accommodation added.
  • During 1998 the hospital received R6.9million worth of equipment from the Japanese government (one of 9 regional hospitals in the country to benefit). This was a huge morale booster to the patients and staff.
  • In 2003 the second phase started: a state-of-the-art kitchen, theate complex, (-including day theatres), high care unit and new emergency centre were added.
  • In 2009 the third phase started: Outpatient Department, wards were renovated, a rehab centre was built, living quarters were added and the X-ray and CT scanner were upgraded. The emergency centre was upgraded again, and four resus beds were added. The Thuthuzela unit was also built.


The content on this page was last updated on 24 February 2020