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Standard visiting hours are 11am - 1.30pm and 4pm - 8pm daily. This allows you to have visitors but also to rest and recover.

Visitors can bring you a small amount of fruit, food or cold drinks. However check with the staff if there are any restrictions on what food you are allowed.

If you have visitors who can only come at other times, talk to the nurse in charge of the ward.
If you don’t want to be disturbed by visitors, please let us know.
All visitors mu...

Waikato Hospital Grand Round

These are held every Thursday from 12.30 to 1.30pm, preceded by a light lunch available from 12 noon for those attending the Grand Round. 

This programme has traditionally been a continuing medical education forum for local and visiting speakers from a range of disciplines, and an opportunity for junior and senior hospital medical staff to present on behalf of their departments. 

The Grand Round programme is always “subject to change” in order to accommodate speakers re...

Campus map

Please check the location of your destination (ward, clinic, department etc) on our campus map to find the best gate, carpark building and hospital entrance to use. If unsure, please contact the department you are visiting for advice.

A downloadable copy (PDF) of the Waikato Hospital campus map can be found at the bottom of this page.

Wards and Clinics information can be found on the Waikato Hospital location information page.

Thames Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy back to normal in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationThames 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.


Thames Hospital

Thames HospitalThames Hospital is a secondary level hospital which serves the Thames, Coromandel and Hauraki areas. The hospital has:

Inpatient unit with 48 beds.
Level 2 emergency department open 24 hours
Day stay unit and theatres – day stay surgery and endoscopy.
Outpatients with clinics in medicine, surgery and many visiting specialists.
Birthing unit – midwife led.
Laboratory services and blood bank.
Outreach chemotherapy and haematology suit...

Te Kuiti Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy back to normal in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationTe Kuiti Hospital is a rural hospital 80 Kilometres south of Hamilton. It serves the Otorohanga/northern King Country area, and is part of the Waikato District Health Board.

Taumarunui Hospital

COVID-19: Visitor policy back to normal in Alert Level 1
Click here for more informationTaumarunui Hospital is a rural hospital 160 kilometres south of Hamilton. It serves the King Country and northern Ruapehu districts, and is part of Waikato District Health Board.

Southern Rural Health

Southern Rural HealthWaikato DHB has three rural hospitals: Tokoroa Hospital, Te Kuiti Hospital and Taumarunui Hospital. They are part of the Community and Southern Rural Health services.

As well as offering hospital services 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

Business visitors

Are you visiting on business?Waikato DHB's visiting policy applies at all our sites and facilities, and covers:

non-Waikato DHB suppliers
any persons visiting for the purpose of business advancement
people collecting on behalf of a charitable organisation.
Business visitors are not authorised to freely access Waikato DHB facilities. You need to make sure you have arranged the visit with an...