RespiritoryRespiratory covers diagnostic and treatment of general respiratory and sleep disorders.


The department provides its services through

  • a comprehensive inpatient (ward) service
  • clinic and outreach services including nurse-led clinics with highly skilled nurses specialising in COPD, asthma and pneumonia, cystic fibrosis and lung cancer
  • a full respiratory function laboratory
  • sleep service with a three-bed sleep laboratory
  • chest conference (weekly multi-disciplinary sessions that provide advice on referrals).

The service works closely with General Medicine and Thoracic Surgery specialties at Waikato Hospital, and with the regional cancer services. 
It has a research unit with dedicated research nurses.


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

  • Ward A2 Respiratory, Level 2, Acute Services Building
  • Respiratory Clinic, Reception F, Level 2, Meade Clinical Centre
  • Respiratory & Cardiac Procedures, Reception F, Level 2, 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. Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at a clinic.

Referral forms


Find out more about our research here