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Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP)

… We aim to conduct initial assessments in the tangata whaiora place of residence. The team consists of community mental health nurse, consulted registrar, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists and a community support worker.

InpatientWard Older Persons and Rehabilitation (OPR1) is located at 214 Pembroke Street, Hamilton, Level B2, Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building, Waikato Hospital.

Outpatient/CommunityOutpatient clinics are located at 214 Pembroke Street, Hamilton, L…

Key support person

… care needs (in agreement with appropriate staff)
support the patient with decision making
help with the transition of care to the patient’s home.
Key support people can visit from 8am to 8pm or even longer at the discretion of the nurse in charge of a ward. For example, the key support person may be able to stay beyond 8pm if:

they are the parent of a child
they are the carer of a patient with an intellectual disability
the patient is in the end stages of life.

Spiritual support and hospital chaplains

… or faith if you wish
provide spiritual support and comfort, prayer, scripture readings and other religious services on request, including Holy Communion.
Chaplaincy assistants (volunteers) are trained to help our chaplains in their work.

ContactAsk ward/clinic reception staff, or Enquiries to request a chaplain for you.

Or phone 07 839 8899 and ask for the duty chaplain.

Chaplaincy team
Pastor Sonny Poutapu (Maori Chaplain)
Pastor Brian Ludlow
Reverend Rosie Dell
Reverend Heather Major

Whenua (placenta)

… Hospital staff recognise the special significance of the whenua.  We encourage māmā who are keeping their whenua to find a whānau member to take the whenua home directly from the delivery suite. We do provide temporary storage of your whenua in Maternity Ward E2.

When complications such as infections, bleeding, prematurity, or a sick baby, occur in your pregnancy, or at the time of birth, the doctor may recommend and request your permission to send your whenua for examination. This may give im…

Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building

COVID-19: Visitor policy
Click here for more informationThis facility was purpose-built for health services related to older people and for rehabilitation services. The building includes four wards and an outpatient clinic for the Older Persons and Rehabilitation service, as well as a ward and clinic area for Mental Health Services for Older People.

It is on Pembroke Street across the road from Waikato Hospital, and joined by a pedestrian overbridge to the other hospital buildings, shops, cafes…


… that is likely to compromise their fertility, such as chemotherapy.
Key PersonnelDr Tavaziva Mudzamiri
Head of Department Gynaecology

Women’s Health Clinics, Level B3, Elizabeth Rothwell Building (includes Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic)
Ward E1 Women’s Health (Gynaecology and Obstetrics), Level 1, Elizabeth Rothwell Building

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery is part of Waikato Hospital's CCTVS cluster. It concerns all conditions related to heart, lung, and major blood vessels in the chest.

A large team consisting of specialist surgeons, registrars, and senior house officers, perfusionists technicians, clinical nurse specialists and registered nurse first surgical assistants, a research scientists, manager, and administration support.

Cardiothoracic surgery is the diagnosis and treatment (operative and non-operative) of…


Gastroenterology services, acute and elective
Diagnostic Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy and Capsule Endoscopy
Advanced endoscopy services and intervention