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Good Shepherd Mission Hospital in Siteki, Swaziland, is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Manzini under the leadership of His Lordship Jose Luis Ponce De Lion. It is governed by a Governing Board and was established in 1949, by the Catholic Church in Swaziland.

The Governing Board consists of not less than nine (9) members and not more than thirteen (13) members chosen as follows:

  • Three ex-officio Members
  • The ordinary of the Diocese or his delegate
  • A representative of Good Shepherd Mission, Siteki A member of the Catholic Health Committee of the Manzini Diocese
  • One Representative appointed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
  • One Representative appointed by the Local Chiefs
  • Not less than four (4) and not more than eight (8) members appointed by Ordinary Diocese of Manzini.

However, in 2009, the Hospital was transformed to a Government Parastatal under Category A of the Public Enterprises. The Governing Board is now composed according to SCOPE rules and regulations. The main aims and objectives of the Hospital is to promote the concept of healing and wholeness in a Christian spirit as a state of physical, mental and spiritual well being as provided in the constitution of the World health Organization. The Hospital work hand in hand with the Ministry of Health in providing medical, para medical education and related health services in the Lubombo region. The Hospital is located at Maphungwane road, Siteki under the Lubombo region. The land and buildings where the Hospital is situated is wholly owned by the Roman Catholic Church. There is still vast land for expansion of the Hospital and the Nursing training School if a need arise. The bed capacity is currently 225, and bed occupancy rises up to 130% in some cases. The Hospital relies on the subvention from the Ministry of Health received annually to make all the above mentioned services available to all the people in the region at an affordable fee.

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P.O. Box 2


(+268)343 4133 / 4,

(+268)343 4467


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