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Antenatal appointments at Waikato Hospital during COVID-19 Level 2

... you are attending antenatal clinic appointments at Women's Health Clinic. As a result we have made some changes to how the service is run:


Appointments have been changed in response to the COVID-19. This is to minimise face to face contact and to maximise safety. Depending on your condition and the reason for your referral to clinic, your appointment may be carried out over the phone. We will keep you informed about what will happen.
If you require a scan/tests/monitoring or...

Waikato Hospital antenatal and postnatal ward during COVID-19 Level 2

... will be able to have a support person  with you on the ward
Unfortunately no visitors are allowed in antenatal and postnatal wards at this time. Children are not allowed on the ward.
Waikato DHB has a free wifi service which will enable you to stay in contact with your loved ones, wider whānau and friends.
All women and support people will be screened for COVID-19 before admission to the ward.
Women staying on the ward will continue to receive the same clinical care for their condition from our...

Care in Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) during COVID-19 Level 2

... this we have made some changes to how things work in WAU.

WAU is a service that is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for urgent care for pregnant women. However this is not a drop in service or walk in clinic.

Your midwife (LMC) or doctor (GP) will contact WAU and arrange for you to attend and we will expect your arrival. If you need to be seen that day, but not urgently, the WAU team will discuss this with your LMC/GP and they will let you know about the best time to attend.
If you have an u...

Preterm birth in a previous pregnancy

... and what monitoring you will need.
If you smoke it is important to stop smoking as soon as possible in your pregnancy. Smoking greatly increases the risk of going into labour too early. You can talk to your midwife about what support is available or contact your local Once and For All stop smoking service.
Alcohol and recreational drug use (such as marijuana, synthetic cannabis and other drugs) is also linked with preterm birth. Talk to your midwife or GP if you have concerns about this.
Talk t...

Choosing a midwife (lead maternity carer)

... agreement with that facility? An access agreement means that the midwife can access that facility with you for labour, birth and postnatal care.
Would you like to explore having a home birth? Does the midwife provide home birth care?
Most women have contact and care with the same midwife throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, providing excellent continuity of care. Midwives also have holidays, family commitments and time away. You may want to ask:

does the midwife have any plann...

Hauraki District


Colville Social Service CollectiveReaching out to vulnerable people in Northern Coromandel.
Phone: 07 866 6920 Facebook page

Coromandel Independent Living Trust (CILT)Taha Tinana, Taha Whānau
Family Support Services contact - Jean Ashby - 021 503 148 / Abbey Namana - 022 516 0737.
Food bank / pharmacy / family support / other local initiatives. CILT are working with the Coromandel Four Square to provide a shopping and delivery service for people in the c...


DietitiansDietitians are registered health professionals who provide specialist advice about food and nutrition to clients and those who care for them.

The clinical dietitian team at Waikato Hospital has specialist dietitians who provide services to all wards. They also provide outpatient services within both adult and paediatric areas.

Community health dietitians work with clients to provide education and support with dietary treatment. They provide services at Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and T...

START (Supported Transfer Accelerated Rehabilitation Team)

Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START)Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START) is part of the Waikato DHB's Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health service. START is the Waikato DHB service that supports patients to make a safe and quicker transition from hospital to home. It provides the intensive support and rehabilitation some patients need, but in their home rather than through a longer stay in hospital.  It provides intensive rehabi...

Paediatric Surgery

Paediatric SurgeryWe provide tertiary level surgical services for infants, children and adolescents within the Waikato and Midland health region, including

neonatal surgery
paediatric urology
general surgery of childhood
thoracic and abdominal conditions 
In addition to the standard open procedures, we are able to offer cystoscopic, endoscopic, colonoscopic, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic services.

As part of the Women's and Children’s directorate we work closely with the paediatr...

Waikato Hospital

... clinical skills centre with a clinical simulation suite. It offers research opportunities and many specialties have their own research unit.
Read more in Learning & Research  

Key personnelInterim Chief Operating Officer
Dr Grant Howard

Location and contact detailsWaikato Hospital location for address, directions, campus map, parking and transport, public amenities and shops, accommodation, visiting times, wards and clinic locations.

Phone 07 839 8899 for all hospital departments and s...