Nessie Knight Hospital Nursing School

Nessie Knight Hospital Nursing School: This is a campus of Lilitha Nursing College in South Africa. There are several campuses of Lilitha Nursing College scattered throughout the country.


Lilitha College of Nursing was established by the Education and Training of Nurses and Midwives Act 4 of 2003. The intent of the Act was to:

  • Repeal the different pieces of apartheid legislation that established the different Nursing Colleges in the Eastern Cape Province;
  • Establish one single College with five (5) main campuses and nineteen (19) Sub-campuses distributed throughout the Eastern Cape Province and strategically positioned to meet nurse training demands of the EC health system;

Programmes offered are based on the demands and priorities of the health system and demographics of the EC Province. The college offers both basic and post-basic nursing programmes including specialist programmes. It has consistently produced large volumes of nurses to be permanently allocated to the clinical services for the province. The college embraces academic excellence in learning where generations of disciplinary knowledge are entrusted into nursing practice, research regarding human experiences of health, illness and healing, utilising Community-Based and Evidence-Based practice focusing on holistic relationship centred around a caring approach which facilitates the well being of individuals.

Nessie Knight Hospital

Sulenkama, Eastern Cape


Nessie Knight Hospital is a 100 bed district hospital situated in Sulenkama, Eastern Cape. The hospital serves the Mhlontlo Local Municipality with a population of 188,226.


The hospital is situated in the rural town Sulenkama in the Eastern Cape Province. Sulenkama is situated 30.6km North-West of Qumbu and 55.3km West-South-West of Mount Frere. The turn-off to Sulenkama is 31km South of Mount Frere and 6.2km North of Qumbu on the N2 Highway and Nessie Knight hospital is situated 24.4km North-West of the turn-off.


Nessie Knight Hospital is a provincial hospital, and services are free to pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as children under the age of six years old. Other citizens are charged according to a sliding scale depending on their income.


  • Anti-Retroviral Treatment Services (ARVs)
  • Emergency Services
  • Gynaecology Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • Maternity Services
  • Medical Services
  • O.P.D. Services
  • Obstetrics/Gynaecology
  • Occupational Services
  • Operating Theatre & CSSD Services
  • Paediatrics
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physiotherapy
  • Post Trauma Counselling Services
  • Surgical Services
  • TB Services
  • X-Ray Services