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Casualty Department:

+264 218911

Pharmacy Hours

Walvis Bay
Monday – Friday 07h00 – 20h00
Saturdays 09h00 – 13h00
17h00 – 20h00
Sundays & Public Holidays 10h00 – 13h00
17h00 – 20h00
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Welwitschia Hospital, Walvis Bay, Namibia

Welwitschia Hospital

The Welwitschia Hospital is a 63 bed General Hospital catering to the needs of the community of Walvis Bay and the surrounding area.

The Hospital deals with general surgical, medical, maternity and paediatric patients as well as having a 24 hour emergency department manned by Registered Nurses. A Doctor is on call and readily available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospital aspires to be a premier specialist-driven healthcare provider supported by and experienced local community of General Practitioners. We additionally host an immunisation clinic and pharmacy.

Ancillary services on site include dentists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, biokineticists, medical aid companies, a pharmaceutical wholesaler, an optometrist and veterinary services. As such the Welwitschia Hospital is regarded as the hub of medical services in Walvis Bay.

Radiology department

Erongo Radiology

Erongo Radiology is a private X-ray facility committed to providing the highest quality patient care. Quality imaging, diagnostic excellence and the needs of our patients form the cornerstone of our service ethos. Our motto is: Quality care by people who care.

We have the following imaging modalities available at our main branch at the Welwitschia Hospital: General X-rays, Fluoroscopy, Ultrasound, Low Dose CT Scan, Mammography and MRI.

Ophthamology - eye specialists

Erongo Eye Institute

Dr. Johan Benade qualified in Ophthalmology in Bloemfontein in 1979. He started private practice in Bloemfontein from 1980 to 1991. He moved to Port Elizabeth in 1991 and serves as a Director of the Port Elizabeth Eye and Laser Institute. He is a member of the Medical Association of SA and Namibia, as well as the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa.

Sleep disorders and pulmonary and respiratory-related diseases

The Namibian Lung Clinic

The Namibian Lung Clinic provides consultation and evaluation of patients with allergies, ear, nose and throat problems, sleep disorders, pulmonary and respiratory-related diseases, such as asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asbestosis, lung cancer, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung volume reduction and other pulmonary conditions and disabilities.


FibroidCare SA

Fibroid Care is a collective resource in Southern Africa specializing in Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), also known as Uterine Artery Embolization. We have partnered with several hospitals in Southern Africa to offer this specialized service to patients across Sub-Saharan Africa.

The procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery for the control of symptomatic uterine fibroids. The purpose of embolization is to block the blood flow to the fibroids which ultimately leads to fibroid death and shrinkage.

Please contact us via our website: www.fibroidcare.co.za


Dear Baby prenatal and antenatal programme

Welwitschia Dear Baby Club

Dear Baby” is our expression of a commitment to being your partner in the healthy delivery of your baby on your own terms. From birth to childhood, let our team of dedicated experts guide and support you through your wonderful journey as a parent.

Occupational Health and Safety

Medixx Occupational Health Services

Medixx Occupational Health Services Pty (Ltd) strives to be the Namibian Provider of Choice for Occupational Health Services to Namibian Companies.

Having us on board, you as employer will have peace of mind, being assured of legal compliance and alignment with international best practice occupational health guidelines.

NGO for medical and social projects in Namibia

Dr Paul Coulson Foundation

The Dr Paul Coulson Foundation was established in 1999 as a non-profit organisation. The main objective of the Foundation is to initiate, operate, manage and raise funds for medical and social projects in favour of the people of Namibia.