Contact Royal Hospital

 033 815 1600/1
 301 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg

Visiting hours

10:30 to 11:30
15:00 to 16:00
19:00 to 20:00
Note: three visitors per patient at a time.


Physical Rehab and
Sub-acute Facility

Royal Rehabilitation Hospital is physical rehabilitation and sub-acute facility in the vicinity of several leading hospitals in Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas. The hospital was established based on the vision of bridging the gap between acute, sub-acute and home care. The facility caters for the needs of patients who do not need the conventional in-patient treatment an acute hospital provides but in a more relaxed and home-like setting.

Royal Hospital "bridges the gap” between acute, sub-acute and home care. The facility caters for the needs of patients who do not essentially need the conventional in-patient treatment an acute hospital provides, but a more relaxed almost home-like setting.

Our Services Include

  • Training of activities of daily living such as eating, washing, dressing, toileting, and basic meal preparation are often priorities for patients to achieve before returning home.
  • Assessment and early rehabilitation of visual and cognitive impairment
  • Prescribing and procuring wheelchairs, cushions, assistive devices, bath aids and other devices required to facilitate safe and independent function once discharged.
  • A home assessment is conducted, before discharge, to ensure that your home environment is accessible and safe for your return.

Conditions we specialise in rehabilitating

Spinal cord injuries

Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries



Post-operative care

Arthritis of multiple joints

Bilateral knee replacements

Cardiac conditions and procedures

Critical illness myopathy and neuropathy

Hip fractures

Major multiple trauma

Multiple fractures

Neurological disorders

General rehabilitation due to weakness or restriction of physical function following prolonged bed rest, renal failure, or cancer

Our facilities include


Hydrotherapy pool

Specialized equipment & assistive devices

General, semi-private and private wards

Home stimulation environment

Speciality programs

Wound Care

Nutritional support including management of tube feeding and TPN

Renal care and dialysis

Botox therapy

Functional electrical stimulation

Tracheostomy care

Admission Process

Simply speak to your treating doctor or call our admissions department for admission criteria.

You will need the following documents for admission:

Motivation letter from your treating doctor

A treatment plan as well as which therapy should intervene to assist with your recovery

Once the referral has been received, our admissions department will take responsibility for all activity, including authorization and transfer, as well as keeping the fund, family, patient and referring doctor informed during the process of assessment and admission. We are affiliated with most medical aids, and we offer reasonable cash rates.

Our Team of Professionals

Rehabilitation Doctor

Rehabilitation Nurses and Care Giver


Occupational Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy

Social Worker



Case Manager