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Volunteer opportunities

... coordinator.

Hospital hostsHospital hosts provide direction, hospitality and information to patients and visitors.
They provide physical and wheelchair assistance to those people who find it difficult to reach clinics and wards.

St John Friends of the Emergency Department (FEDs)St John FEDS support the work of our staff in the Emergency Department by providing assistance and reassurance to patients. They offer a listening ear and practical help with tasks like phone calls, ensuring people ar...

Volunteer opportunities

... coordinator.

Hospital hostsHospital hosts provide direction, hospitality and information to patients and visitors.
They provide physical and wheelchair assistance to those people who find it difficult to reach clinics and wards.

St John Friends of the Emergency Department (FEDs)St John FEDS support the work of our staff in the Emergency Department by providing assistance and reassurance to patients. They offer a listening ear and practical help with tasks like phone calls, ensuring people are...

Potential placements areas for graduate programmes in the Mid-year 2020 intake

... surgery
Neurosurgery
Burns/Plastics/Maxillofacial/Urology
Cardiothoracic & Vascular surgery; Cath lab
Cardiac Care 
Intraoperative services (includes theatres, DOSA, PACU)
Oncology
Internal medicine
Respiratory medicine
Acute Medical (assessment) Unit
Emergency Department
Regional Dialysis in-centre
Outpatient Department
Child Health – Paediatric medical ward; Neonatal ICU (NICU)
Health of Older People within the DHB
Rural Hospitals placement areas:

Thames hospital –  Emergency Dept, Medic...

Southern Rural Health

... listed below, the hospital sites host other Waikato DHB services including hospital and community based allied health, clinical nurse specialists, health promoters and other agencies and providers for their local areas. 

The rural hospitals

operate 24/7 emergency departments
support the retrieval service (air and road ambulance) to Waikato Hospital for high acuity patients requiring complex/secondary/tertiary care 
offer a range of speciality clinics for outpatients with visiting senior docto...

Waikato Hospital

... public amenities and shops, accommodation, visiting times, wards and clinic locations.

Phone 07 839 8899 for all hospital departments and services.

Main clinical buildings
Acute Services Building - Acute Medical Unit, medical and respiratory wards and Emergency Department
Elizabeth Rothwell Building - women's and children’s wards and clinics
Lomas Building - cancer treatment and care services, MRI
Meade Clinical Centre - clinics, medical procedures, critical care and access to theatres
M...

Obstetrics

... designed for women who are not requiring admission, or medical team assessment, but require more care and monitoring than a lead maternity carer or GP can provide in the primary setting.

Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU)Women ‘s Assessment Unit is like an ED (Emergency Department) for pregnancy, providing services for women over 20 weeks gestation. WAU is located next to delivery suite and is equipped with 8 rooms for assessment and procedures.

Bereavement CareThe Manaia Room is located within th...

Critical Care

... Dependency Unit (HDU) where patients require extra monitoring above what can be safely provided in the wards are cared for.
Critical Care is located in a state-of-the-art facility in the Waikato Hospital’s Meade Clinical Centre. The new area is near the Emergency Department, operating theatres and main hospital circulation routes.
It provides a healing and a supportive environment for patients and families, as well as ideal conditions for staff attending to patients.

The Critical Care team co...

Bleeding in early pregnancy and the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC)

... and without treatment they can seriously impact your health and fertility.

If you are experiencing severe pain, or your bleeding is very heavy, with large clots accompanied by crampy abdominal pains, you need urgent care and should attend the nearest emergency department to you – either at Waikato Hospital or one of the rural hospitals. 

Early bleeding that is not an ectopic pregnancy, a molar pregnancy or does not lead to miscarriage will not have caused your baby any harm.

Anaesthesia

AnaesthesiaAnaesthesia is part of Waikato Hospital's Theatres and Interventional Services cluster. 

A large team consisting of specialist anaesthetists, registrars and senior house officers, anaesthetic technicians, a pain nurse practitioner and pain nurse specialist, a research scientists, manager and administration support.  It is led by an Anaesthetic Executive Group.

The full scope of practice includes preoperative assessment, anaesthesia for surgical and non-surgical procedures (incl...

Child Development Centre

Child Development Centre is in a building at 222 Pembroke Street, across the road from Waikato Hospital's Emergency Department.  It shares the building with the Artifical Limb Centre.

There are a very small number of parking spaces close to the centre, but these are for people with disabilities (please advise us in advance of your appointment so we can try to ensure a park if available). The Pembroke Street Carpark Building is just up the road from the centre, on the same side.  Otherwise...