The Ballito MagazineJanuary 24, 2022

RIBUMED Medical Care is a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary medical precinct situated on the lower level of the brand-new Odyssey Mall, Ballito.

Two years since the inaugural RIBUMED Day Hospital opened its doors in Glenwood and Durban Central, RIBUMED has extended its medical footprint to the North Coast. Offering leading-edge medical technologies, highly qualified staff and world-class treatments, RIBUMED ensure that all their patients receive the right procedure by the right specialists with the right care, all housed within one precinct.

With a name drawing inspiration from the Swahili word “Karibu”, meaning “welcome”, and a philosophy that believes that everyone is vital combined with a warm and contemporary aesthetic, this all-new approach to patient care is a breath of fresh air for the medical industry. Boasting a variety of medical disciplines and facilities such as RIBUMED Day Hospital, RIBUMED Behavourial Centre, RIBUMED Renal Care and RIBUMED Doctors Suites, inclusive of free concierge patient service, the precinct is a one-of-kind solution for the greater KZN and North Coast communities.

Providing a welcoming and professional all-round approach to patient care, the 36-bed DAY HOSPITAL is equipped with the latest medical technology, including four Laminar Flow Operating Theatres, environmentally efficient systems, recovery rooms and a dedicated paediatric ward. Architecturally, the flow and layout is designed to maximise medical team efficiencies while ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition for patients and visitors alike.


General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Gynaecology, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmic, Oral and Maxillo Facial, Urology.

Comfort, calm and care are the key to overcoming mental health challenges, and the RIBUMED  Behavourial Centre is one such facility. Soothing and welcoming, this therapeutic environment offers patients a space to heal, to feel safe, secure, and well. With 36 beds, two dedicated group therapy rooms, an arts and crafts room as well as a beautiful atrium and dining hall, patients can ultimately realise and achieve the best possible outcomes for themselves. A highly skilled team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Physiotherapists and Nursing Professionals all share in RIBUMED’s overarching belief that everyone is vital, and it is through this mantra that they strive to ensure everyone is treated with the utmost care.



General Psychiatry including a range of psychiatric illnesses such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, adolescents, eating disorders. Services include Group therapy sessions, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy.

Seeking the best solutions while encouraging openness and transparency is also embedded in RIBUMED’s DNA, and through these values, patients feel welcome and cared for. High-quality, same-day dialysis is also available via the Renal Care facility. Twelve dialysis bays and two private dialysis rooms, equipped with state-of-the-art machines and technology, ensure that RIBUMED fulfils its commitment to improving the quality of life for their patients.



Chronic Haemodialysis, Renal Diet Education.

When it comes to day-to-day healthcare and/or follow up consultations, the modern and contemporary RIBUMED Doctors Suites are available for bookings. They offer a private environment where patients can meet and consult with their specialists. Finally, the precinct provides third-party associations for patients by virtue of on-site radiologists Jackpersad & Partners and renowned pathologists Lancet Laboratories. And with an Oncology Centre coming soon, RIBUMED’s 360˚ approach to healthcare will come full circle. Here’s to everyone being vital!

1 Simbithi Drive, Ballito, Durban 4420

032 946 6220