Patients & Visitors
Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital is committed to sympathy and empathy to patient`s rights and that patients are afforded the opportunity of receiving visitors in their time of need during their stay at our Hospital.
Our Hospital recognizes the need to render treatment to patients in an emergency situation, even if they are not in possession of a referral note, the patient will be referred to the Medical Emergency Department where treatment will be rendered, if the patient’s condition warrants an admission the patient will be admitted to IALCH and if the patient condition warrants stabilization the patient will receive treatment and referred back to a step down hospital.
An appointment Reference Number is generated and the referral hospital/doctor advised of the number. If the appointment is requested by e-mail, the referral letter must still be produced at the time of the appointment.
The visiting hours at this hospital are as follows:
14H00-15:00 and 18:00-19:00 daily including public holidays and weekends
No children (less than 12 years-relatively speaking) in the hospital building visiting patients
Only two visitors allowed per patient
Exception will be to those who have been asked to come and see terminally ill patient by special request and the Sister in charge of the ward will notify the Security at the entrance of the hospital