Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre that located in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, was designed by A3 Architects. The hospital is six storeys in height. The entire second floor is dedicated to specialist cardiac care. The total bed count for the facility is two hundred and fifty, which is divided into a Medical Ward, a Surgical Ward, a Short Stay Unit, a Paediatric Unit and a Maternity Suite. There is also a 24hr Emergency Unit and a state-of-the-art Radiology Department.
One of the main focal points of the design was to achieve an improved quality of stay for both the patients and their visitors. This was approached on two levels; technical and aesthetic. The technical level focused on improved service delivery by implementing the latest digital equipment for diagnosis and treatment. The aesthetic level focused on creating an environment that was warm and welcoming to all persons using the facility.