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Business visitors

... Usually this means registering at an enquiries or reception desk and obtaining a Waikato DHB visitor’s pass. The person you are meeting will then be told of your arrival:

Waikato Hospital CampusSign in area
Enquiries Desk, Acute Services Building (outside Emergency Department)

Monday to Friday
8am - 8pm

Weekends and public holidays
8.30am - 5pm

Waikato Hospital TheatresSign in area
Day of Surgery Admission Unit (DOSA) Reception, Level 3, Meade Clinical Centre

Monday to Friday
7am - 4.30pm...

COVID-19: Visitor policy at Waikato DHB

... further notice.

The primary purpose of our no visitor policy at this time is to reduce risk of infection in our hospitals and to keep our most vulnerable people safe.

At this time, only support people or caregivers are allowed:

One support person for Emergency Department
One caregiver for paediatric areas
One support person for birthing facilities
All support people/caregivers need to report to Waikato DHB staff on arrival and must:

Use the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan codes displayed, or r...

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...

START (Supported Transfer Accelerated Rehabilitation Team)

... the intensive support and rehabilitation some patients need, but in their home rather than through a longer stay in hospital.  It provides intensive rehabilitation for up to six weeks in patients’ homes following a stay in hospital or presentations at Emergency Department.

Patients identified are over 65 years of age and must have rehabilitation potential.  A registered nurse, physiotherapist and occupational therapist will all visit the patient at home and help them to set some goals of their...

Giving birth at Waikato Hospital

... to the King Country, Gisborne and the Bay of Plenty, and all areas in between. We are always busy, with lots of women coming in every day.

We have seven birthing rooms in the delivery suite, a Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) for triage (a bit like an emergency department), an induction of labour area, and a ward for postnatal women (after care). We are able to care for women requiring induction, caesarean section births, having preterm or unwell babies, and other complications in pregnancy and b...

Waikato Hospital

... 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 assistance from Hospital Host vol...

Your mental health after birth

... Get urgent helpIf you feel very down or worried about your own or your partner’s mental health right now, and need urgent help: 

talk to your midwife straight away, don’t wait
call your GP practice and ask for an urgent appointment
go to your nearest emergency department
call the mental health crisis assessment team 0800 50 50 50
in an emergency call 111.
HelplinesYou can also access the following helplines 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to talk to someone straight away for free.

1737, N...

Visiting rules and tips

... further notice.

The primary purpose of our no visitor policy at this time is to reduce risk of infection in our hospitals and to keep our most vulnerable people safe.

At this time, only support people or caregivers are allowed:

One support person for Emergency Department
One caregiver for paediatric areas
One support person for birthing facilities

All support people/caregivers need to report to Waikato DHB staff on arrival and must:

Use the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan codes displayed, or...

First year house officers and NZREX doctors

... Supervisors (PESs), with facilitators coming from a variety of speciality areas.

The clinical learning stations include:

pain management
ordering radiology investigations
infection prevention and control
laboratory and blood bank
medication and prescribing
Emergency Department and acute admissions
outpatient overview
completing electronic discharge summaries
accessing the High Dependency Unit (HCC)
anaesthesia
cultural competence with Maori and Pacific patients.
Postgraduate Year 1 training s...

COVID-19 testing

... detail on requirements for different travel reasons, so please check this carefully when making travel plans.

If you need immediate or urgent help, do not hesitate to seek medical care by calling 111 for an ambulance or going to your nearest hospital emergency department. Let staff know straight away that you’re concerned you may have symptoms associated with COVID-19.

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms and are concerned about your risk of COVID-19, please ring Healthline (0800 358 5453) f...