Neurological surgery is a specialty that provides the operative management of patients with disorders of the brain, meninges, and spinal cord.

Neurological surgery is a tertiary service based at Waikato Hospital that contributes to the management of patients with major head trauma as well as pathological disorders from across the Waikato health district and the wider Midland health region.


Neurosurgery is part of Waikato Hospital's Surgical Services cluster.

The department has

  • a dedicated operating theatre
  • 16-bed ward with high dependency room
  • outpatient neurosurgery clinic and procedures for the Midland health region.


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

  • Ward M8, Level 8 Menzies Building
  • Neurosurgery Clinic and Procedures, Reception A, Meade Clinical Centre

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 the Neurosurgery Clinic.

Referral forms