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Waikato Hospital

Waikato Hospital is a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand. It is located on the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus.

Phone: 07 839 8899

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Enquiries desksThere are two Enquiries desks at Waikato Hospital:

Enquiries desk by Emergency Department
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am to 5pm

Enquiries desk on Level 1 Meade Clinical Centre (MCC)
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4pm 

Visitors can also get directions and assista…

Women's Assessment Unit

Women's Assessment Unit (WAU) is on Level B2 of Elizabeth Rothwell Building at Waikato Hospital. Refer to the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus Map. This is the main entrance to Elizabeth Rothwell Building off Pembroke Street. There is a drive-through drop-off lane.

The Elizabeth Rothwell Building is on several bus routes and close to bus stops.

Delivery Suite at Waikato Hospital

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Click here for more informationWaikato Hospital Delivery Suite is clearly signposted in red on all our hospital signage, external and internal. It is in Elizabeth Rothwell Building. The entrance is off Pembroke Street, near the corner of Selwyn Street. There is a drop-off area directly outside the B2 entrance of Elizabeth Rothwell Building. 

Maternity Day Assessment Unit

Maternity Day Assessment Unit provides ongoing fetal and/or maternal monitoring and surveillance by a midwife, as an outpatient clinic service for women. It is located in Level B3 of the Elizabeth Rothwell Building at Waikato Hospital, and is managed as part of Waikato DHB's Women's Health Clinics. 

There is a drive-through lane from Pembroke Street that passes the main Level B2 entrance to Elizabeth Rothwell, then turns the corner and drops down to the Level B3 entrance to Maternity…

Women's Health Clinics

Women's Health Clinics are on Level B3 of Elizabeth Rothwell Building at Waikato Hospital. There is a drive-through lane from Pembroke Street that goes past the main Level B2 entrance to Elizabeth Rothwell Building, turns the corner and drops down to the entrance to Women's Health Clinics on Level B3 before exiting on Selwyn Street. Refer to the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus Map. There is limited disability parking outside the B3 entrance. Please do not block the lane - it is for drop…

Thames Hospital

Thames Hospital is a secondary level hospital 100 kilometres north of Hamilton. It serves the Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and Paeroa areas. Thames Hospital has a 24 hour emergency department, and covers the usual range of general surgery and general medicine.  Thames Hospital is part of the Waikato District Health Board.


Support for Māori

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Click here for more informationWaikato DHB has Kaitiaki and Kaitakawaenga teams to support Māori patients and their whānau.

KaitiakiOur Kaitiaki team offers cultural support for Māori and their whānau in hospital.

The service is available at Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui hospitals, and Older Persons and Rehabilitation wards.

021 806 171 or ask at the ward reception.

Service hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.


Midwifery Emergency Skill Refresher

Midwifery Council requires all practicing midwives to complete an annual Midwifery Emergency Skills Refresher to fulfil APC requirements.

Course content

Maternal and Neonatal resuscitation and PPH
Other obstetric emergencies such as shoulder dystocia, eclampsia, sepsis, undiagnosed breech in labour, cord prolapse.

Presented by
Midwifery Educators

Full day session (0830-1600)

Level 4 Waiora, Waikato Hospital

No cost

Tuesday 18 January
Tuesday 22 February

Transit Lounge

The Transit Lounge is a purpose-built facility at Waikato Hospital for patients who are:

waiting to be transferred to another facility,
waiting to be picked up by family/friends
waiting for a prescription.
Nursing and healthcare assistant staff are on hand, and the area has comfortable facilities.

The Transit Lounge is located in the Hague Road Entrance Building on Level B3. This is the building you walk through from the Hague Road lifts into the Meade Clinical Centre. 

To pick up patients fr…

Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP)

Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP)This service is for tangata whaiora over the age of 65 years.

We aim to conduct initial assessments in the tangata whaiora place of residence. The team consists of community mental health nurse, consulted registrar, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and a community support worker.

InpatientWard Older Persons and Rehabilitation (OPR1) is located at 214 Pembroke Street, Hamilton, Level B2, Older Persons and Rehabilitation Buildin…