Wellington Hospital

District General Hospital | Wellington, New Zealand

Hospital description

Wellington Hospital is Wellington’s main hospital and is located in the suburb of Newtown. It is the run by Capital & Coast District Health Board (C&CDHB) and is the largest hospital administrated by the board. Wellington Hospital is the region’s tertiary hospital with services such as complex specialist and acute services. It also has an Intensive Care Unit and offers a variety of servicies including cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery, and renal care.

The Hospital is a tertiary referral centre for the lower half of the North Island and the upper half of the South Island, including the Chatham Islands.

As a major teaching hospital, Wellington provides an educational environment for medical students of Otago University’s Wellington School of Medicine and postgraduate training for clinical professionals. It is also the region’s main emergency and only trauma service, with a rooftop helipad providing a link to surgical, intensive care, neonatal intensive care and emergency services. Inpatient adult mental health services and a day hospital are provided at Te Whare O Matairangi on the Wellington campus.

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Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English / Maori
Funding Status Public

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