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Our region, the mighty Waikato

The Waikato region is a great place to work and live, with a variety of recreational activities, relatively affordable housing, great shopping and few traffic issues. Waikato hosts many world-class sporting events and festivals and has amazing restaurants and plenty of walking and cycling tracks.

Close to other major cities and attractions in the North Island, you could find yourself in a new location within two hours: Auckland, The City of Sails renowned for its shopping and nightlife; Rotorua...

Matariki Continuing Care

COVID-19: Visitor policy in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationMatariki Continuing Care facility is part of Waikato District Health Board and located in Te Awamutu, about 30 kilometres south of Hamilton.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Trials

Main areas of research

Induction of labour
Analgesia in labour
Steroids in pregnancy
Analgesia for outpatient hysteroscopy

Dr R Foon
Dr N Titchiner and Jessica Jordan – OBLIGE study
Dr V Carlsen – C steroids trial
Dr E Twidale – MACH

OBLIGE study
Outpatient Balloon vs. Inpatient GEl: A multi-centre randomised clinical trial of outpatient intrauterine Foley catheter balloon vs inpatient prostaglandin for cervical priming for women undergoing induction of labour.

Visit the OBLIGE webs...

How will this process be done?

Waikato DHB is approaching this task using the ‘Framework for Local DHB Holidays Act Review’ document provided by the national programme. Unions are represented in the Waikato DHB Steering Group and Project Team set up to oversee the process. 

There are 3 key phases. 

Review – This phase has been completed. It involved testing DHB payroll systems against the Baseline Interpretation agreed by the DHBs and unions to identify the extent of non-compliance.

Rectification – Fixing any identified is...

COVID-19 public information

Waikato - Life at OrangeAt Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Learn what we all need to do.

Refer to the boundary map 

The government website Unite Against COVID-19 brings together information for the public on health, travel, business, looking after each other, financial assistance etc. 

The official Ministry of Health website is still the main source of all up-to-date New Zealand COVID...


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Sunday/public holidays: CLOSED

The Library provides information resources and services to all Waikato District Health Board employees, to support excellence in patient care, education and research.

It also provides a range of services and resources, free of charge, to health professionals working in the Waikato District Health Board region.

Read the latest edition of News@theLibrary for up-dates on new books, journals, e-resources and tips...

Waikato Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy in Alert Level 2
Click here for more informationWaikato Hospital is a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand. It is located on the Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus.

Phone: 07 839 8899

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 d...

When you are referred

A brief outline of how a referral works and what to expect from your first clinic appointment with a hospital doctor or specialist.

ReferralIn most cases, you will be referred to one of our hospital services by a health professional, e.g. your general practitioner (GP), if they want a specialist to see you or if they believe hospital treatment may be necessary.

If you meet the criteria for referral, you will be seen by a hospital doctor within four months.
If you do not meet the criteria for r...

Contraception after birth

Although some women don’t want to have sex again for a while after giving birth, it’s ok to have sex once your birth canal or caesarean section wound has healed, the bleeding has stopped and you feel up to it.

Remember, it is never ok to be forced or coerced into having sex, even if you are married or in a long-term relationship. Here’s some information about that. It can take a while to feel ready for sex again – there’s no hurry.

When you are ready to have sex again, remember you need to th...

Privacy statement

Your privacyYour privacy is important to us. This document provides you with details about SmartHealth and how your information will be used and kept secure.  In this document “we”, “us” or “our” refers to Waikato DHB.

Information that you provide or that your clinicians provide to you while using SmartHealth services will be used to deliver health information and services to you and provide you with better care.

What is "SmartHealth"?Waikato DHB’s SmartHealth system, which includes...