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Waikato Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy
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 directions and ass...

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...

Te Puna Oranga

Māori, Equity and Health Improvement / Te Puna OrangaMihi

Ka tū whera te tatau pounamu o te Ao
E takoto te whāriki o te Atua ki mua i a tātou
He hōnore, he korōria ki te Atua
He maungārongo ki te whenua
He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa
Ka huri te kei o te waka ki te Kīngi a Tūheitia
Me te whare Kāhui Ariki whānau whānui tonu
Mā te Atua e tiaki, e manaaki i a rātou
Me ngā whakaaro tonu ki ngā mate o te wā
Takoto mai, moe mai koutou, haere, haere, haere
Kāti rātou ki a rātou, tātou ki a tātou...

Nurses, care to join us?

Kia Ora,

We’ve got lots of exciting career opportunities available for you.

Join us and support other nurses who are passionate about providing world class care, and making a difference for their communities.

You choose! Live in the city, the country or near the beach and work in the community or one of our five learning hospitals.

Waikato District Health Board provides mental health, community, secondary, emergency and specialist services across our diverse region. Wherever it is you choose...

CALD Waikato workshops

CALD refers to culturally and linguistically diverse groups who are migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African backgrounds. These courses provide learners with insight and understanding of cultural dimensions, how different cultures respond to health related situations, different health concepts, faith based practices, and differences in expectations from health systems.

CALD workshops will be hosted at Waikato District Health Board's Waiora Waikato Hospit...


ObstetricsObstetrics deals with issues that arise in maternity care, treating any complications of pregnancy and childbirth and any that arise after the birth. Waikato Hospital provides maternity and obstetric facilities and specialist care for local and regional patients requiring elective (planned) or emergency treatments.

Outpatient Antenatal ClinicProvides outpatient care for women to have planned appointments with the medical team to assess and monitor their pregnancy. The clinic comprises...

No smoking or vaping

We have a no smoking, no vaping policy that applies to all patients, visitors and staff. Whether you are coming to us for a clinic appointment or a hospital stay, you must not smoke or vape anywhere inside our buildings or on our grounds.

It is routine for our staff to ask all patients if they smoke and to offer you options to help you be smokefree during your stay. If you let us know, we can provide clean nicotine products on the wards (e.g. patches, lozenges or gum). 

We can also refer you t...

For doctors

Waikato District Health Board is an accredited tertiary training centre. We have vocational training and professional learning opportunities for PGY1, NZREX/IMG doctors, PGY2 and senior house officers (SHOs), year 3 and 4 house officers, non-training registrars, and research, teaching and leadership opportunities for senior medical officers (SMOs).

We offer:

excellent senior and junior teaching staff
protected training time
a wide range of tertiary and secondary specialties and community-based...

How do I see SOAP notes from previous consultations with other health professionals?

You can view SOAP notes during a consultation with the patient or after you have completed at least one consultation with that patient.

During a consultation
Click on the Patient Chart button and then click on Questions & Consults. The section will expand to reveal questions the patient has asked and previous consultations.

After completing a consultation
Search for the patient in the Your Patients section. Patients you have had a consultation with will have a View transcript link that you...