A small, friendly district hospital with two medical wards, a surgical, orthopaedics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry and geriatrics wards. Most of the patients are Maori.
The hospital underwent redevelopment from 2009 to 2011 and the new facility is a very modern building which takes advantage of the location. Services have now been centralised to make receiving and providing outpatient services much more streamlined. The redevelopment includes four specially designed minor procedure rooms, which enable more surgical procedures and which free theatre space for more complex surgery.
Inpatients at the hospital have also been provided with a better, more comfortable environment in the redevelopment as there are more single bedrooms and more four bedded rooms. There are also specialist beds for larger patients, and a patient friendly design in the updated Intensive Care Unit.
A further addition to the hospital is four new isolation rooms; two each in the medical ward and Intensive Care Unit. All of these isolation rooms are equipped to provide negative air pressure, which enable staff to handle infectious patients. A further two isolation rooms will be placed in the Emergency Department in the near future.
This hospital offers PJ and Famulatur placements
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
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