Waikato Hospital is a major regional hospital for emergency in Hamilton, New Zealand. It provides specialised and emergency healthcare for the Midlands and Waikato area with patients referred there from feeder hospitals like Whakatane, Lakes area, Tauranga, Thames, Tokoroa and Rotorua.
Facilities in Hospital
- Cardiac surgery / cardiology
- Emergency medicine
- General surgery
- Intensive care / Neonatal intensive care
- Orthopedic surgery
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Paediatric surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Renal care
- Respiratory care
- Urological care
- Vascular surgery
Waikato District Health Board:
- employs more than 6500 people.
- covers a large geographical area in the upper central North Island of New Zealand, known as the Waikato. Its corporate office and tertiary hospital are in Hamilton city.
- plans, funds and provides hospital, health and disability services to the more than 391,770 people, either directly or by funding and contracting other providers.
- includes a tertiary hospital, a secondary hospital, three rural hospitals and it also offers a wide range of community-based and health promotion services.
- provides tertiary services (such as neurosurgery and other highly complex surgery, specialised medical procedures and specialist trauma services) to a Midland health region population of more than 846,600.
- is one of 20 district health boards in New Zealand.
A board of elected and appointed members, up to a total of 11, has strategic oversight of the organisation.
District health board elections are held every three years, at the same time as other local body elections.
The hospital has an academic division of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Auckland, acting as a teaching and training centre for undergraduates and postgraduate medical and allied health science students. There is a dedicated training facility, the Bryant Education Centre. Research is also undertaken in cooperation with the Ruakura Agricultural Research Centre and the University of Waikato.
The hospital also has five chaplains who help perform social services and provide counseling, assisted by volunteers. The services are part-funded by the Ministry of Health, churches and donations. The hospital also operates ‘Hilda Ross House’, a hospital hotel owned by the District Health Board.
Number of beds: 600