The birth of your child is a priceless moment and we, at Busamed Harrismith Private Hospital want to share and experience it with you. We will be with you pre and post the delivery of your baby. Our professional and caring staff will make you feel comfortable while you wait for the arrival of your precious one to arrive. Our modern and tranquil 14 bedded Maternity Ward is made up of comfortable 2 bedded rooms. For your ease of movement, each room has an en-suite bathroom.


Birthing facilities: There are 2 (two) 1st stage rooms available for patients in active normal labour. Caesarean section deliveries are performed in Theatre.


Nursery: The nursery is incorporated into the Maternity Ward.


What to pack: We want you to be prepared for your ‘big day’ and advise you to pre-pack your hospital bag weeks in advance, should there be a need for you to come to hospital earlier than expected. Busamed Harrismith Private Hospital will provide you with a free ‘mother and baby bag’ containing essential toiletry items for your baby.

  • Pack of new born -sized nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Surgical spirit
  • Cotton wool
  • Cleansing lotion
  • Moisturiser
  • Baby beanie
  • Pack of maternity pads
  • Small changing mat
    (maternity bag items may vary from time to time)

Suitable clothing for baby

  • 5 x baby grows/rompers
  • 5 x vests
  • 3 x pairs of socks
  • 2 x receiving blankets
  • 1 x warm blanket

Suitable clothing for mother: For your comfort, we suggest that you pack the following items:

  • Pyjamas (preferably the “button-down” to ensure ease of breast feeding)
  • Night gown
  • Slippers
  • Breast feeding bra
  • Toiletries
  • Towels nipple cream
  • Energy sweets
  • Camera

Visiting hours: We understand that the arrival of your child is an exciting time in your life and will be shared by your loved ones; we kindly request that they adhere to the visiting times. Children under the age of 12 years (except for the baby’s siblings) are not allowed in the ward.


Visiting times are as follows:
Day 15:00 – 16:00pm
Night 19:00 – 20:00pm
Dad’s 08:00 – 20:00pm (please note that dad’s may not sleep over in the ward)


During visiting hours, your baby will be taken into the nursery; visitors may view baby from the glass window. Please ask your visitors to practise safe hand hygiene by washing their hands upon entering the maternity unit. Should you wish to contact our Maternity Ward for any queries, please feel free to do so; we are more than willing to assist you as you plan for the birth of your baby. Our contact number is (058) 624-3044.


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