Umlamli Hospital

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Umlamli Hospital
Eastern Cape Dept of Health
Location near Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 30°32′59″S 27°27′57″E / 30.54975°S 27.46587°E / -30.54975; 27.46587Coordinates: 30°32′59″S 27°27′57″E / 30.54975°S 27.46587°E / -30.54975; 27.46587
Care system Public
Hospital type District
Emergency department Yes
Beds 74
Website Eastern Cape Department of Health website - Joe Gqabi District Hospitals
Other links List of hospitals in South Africa

Umlamli Hospital Hospital is a Provincial government funded hospital for the Senqu Local Municipality area in Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape in South Africa. It is situated near the Lesotho and Free State borders with 43 usable beds. It forms a cluster with Empilisweni, Lady Grey and Cloete Joubert Hospitals.

The hospital handles mostly chronic cases like TB and HIV/AIDS. Other departments include Emergency department, Maternity ward, Out Patients Department, Surgical Services, Medical Services, Pharmacy, Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV/AIDS, Physiotherapy, Laundry Services, Kitchen Services and Mortuary.

The hospital's branch of the Ilitha College serves as a training institution for nurses, and a proofing ground for junior doctors, pharmacists and physiotherapists, since it draws a large workforce from the surrounding villages.


The hospital was founded in 1933 by the Roman Catholic Mission Society[1] with his first director Hans Pattis (1897–1933) from Bozen[2] and became a Transkei state institution in 1976.[3]


  1. ^ Gelfand, Michael (1984). Christian Doctor and Nurse: The History of Medical Missions in South Africa From, 1799-1976. p. 29. ISBN 9780620077255.
  2. ^ Andreas Mettenleiter: Selbstzeugnisse, Erinnerungen, Tagebücher und Briefe deutschsprachiger Ärzte. Nachträge und Ergänzungen III (I–Z). In: Würzburger medizinhistorische Mitteilungen. Vol. 22, 2003, pp. 269–305, here: p. 283.
  3. ^ Dischl, Marcel (1982). Transkei for Christ: a history of the Catholic Church in Transkeian territories. p. 310. ISBN 9780620077712.