General Medicine

General Medicine deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases affecting the internal organs of the body of adults including heart, lungs and liver.

It provides a comprehensive range of adult medical inpatient (ward) and outpatient (clinic) services. There is also a medicine service for children under the Paediatric specialty.


General Medicine is part of Waikato Hospital's Internal Medicine cluster.
Most services are based at Waikato Hospital with outreach services to a number of other hospitals.  Thames Hospital has its own resident physicians.
Sub-specialities at Waikato Hospital include Diabetes, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology and Rheumatology

General Medicine has two wards housed in the specially built Acute Medical Building at Waikato Hospital (near the Emergency Department) – the building also includes one respiratory ward and an acute medical unit.


Waikato Hospital, Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton

  • Ward A3 (General Medicine), Level 3, Acute Services Building
  • Ward A4 (General Medicine), Level 3, Acute Services Building
  • General Medicine Clinic, Reception I, Level 3, Meade Clinical Centre

Associated areas:

  • Ward A2 (Respiratory), Level 2, Acute Services Building (see Respiratory)
  • Acute Medical Unit, Level 2, Acute Services Building - provide space for three separate functions: acute assessments, short stay, and chest pain unit.

Contact information

Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments

Referral information

Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists including Emergency Department doctors.

Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at a clinic.