Cecilia Makiwane Hospital (CMH) is a large, provincial, government funded hospital situated in the Mdantsane township of East London, Eastern Cape in South Africa. It is a tertiary teaching hospital and forms part of the East London Hospital Complex with Frere Hospital. It is named after Cecilia Makiwane, the first African woman to become a professional nurse in South Africa.

The hospital’s departments include:

  • Trauma and Emergency department
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • ARV clinic for HIV/AIDS in adults and children
  • Anaesthetics
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Otolaryngology(ENT)
  • Ophthalmology and burns unit. The Orthopaedic department runs a weekly clinic.


Other facilities include Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for adult, paediatric and neonatal patients and high care wards for general and obstetric patients.

It also offers allied health services such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychology, Social worker, Dentistry and Dietetics.

Other services include CSSD Services, Pharmacy, Post Trauma Counseling Services, Occupational Services, X-Ray Services with Computed Tomography (CT) facility, NHLS Laboratory, Blood Bank, Laundry Services, Kitchen Services and Mortuary.

Ward 13 telephone number: +27 (43) 708 2324 Psychiatric ward: +27 (43) 708 2410

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