Hibiscus Private Hospital


An extensive redevelopment of an existing 80 bed Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone, South Africa. Almost every part of the hospital was expanded or refurbished.

The hospital continued to operate during the redevelopment, which meant construction was undertaken in a number of small stages. It was increased in size to 130 beds.

The Redevelopment included a new Medical ward, ICU, and Paediatric Ward. The Maternity ward and Surgical Ward was refurbished. Other areas refurbished were the Coffee Shop and Reception/ Administration. A new Pharmacy, Kitchen, Laundry and an upper level parking deck were added.

Client: Hibiscus Hospital Trust


Kathleen Hume – Brief and Room Data Seets, Health Licence Application, Health Planning and Interior Design – doubling the hospital footprint with a new first level, including the renovation and re-modelling the ground floor Maternity / Surgical Ward / ICU / Reception and Coffee Shop, with new accommodation upstairs as listed above.

Alistair Hume – External works design & documentation. Integration with the existing ground floor hospital structure & elevations. Services integration for new  Mechanical / Electrical / Fire / Water / Sewer / Storm Water / new lift & stairs / roof-deck access & parking & service plants, and allowances to enable the hospital to continue functioning during construction.

Engineers: Kantey & Templer (Pty) Ltd, BFBA Consultants P/L, Parsons Lumsden cc

Contractor: Resinga Building P/L

Design: June – December 2006

DA & Building Licence Approval: December 09- February 07

Tender Award and Construction: February 07 – June 08