McCord Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Durban, South Africa

Hospital description

McCord Hospital is situated in Durban and has been running for 104 years. In September 2014 it reopened as a government run hospital, after being taken over by the KwaZulu-Natal Health department. Prior to this, the hospital was running a private hospital but on a non-profit basis and it was on the verge of financial collapse before being taken over by the government.

After the take over by the KwaZulu-Natal Health department, the hospital has been turned in to a specialist eye hospital and is now known as the Comprehensive Centre of Excellence Provincial Eye Hospital. This is to address the shortage of skills in the area of Opthalmology and the fact that 3.5 million children and elderly people in KwaZulu-Natal experience eye problems.

The institution will have an optical lab for making contact lenses, along with operating as an ophthalmology teaching hospital. The hospital is expected to perform cataract operations from Monday to Friday, with over 40 operations per day.

This hospital offers PJ and Famulatur placements


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English / Afrikaans / Xhosa / Zulu
Funding Status Private


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