Gisborne Hospital

District General Hospital | Gisborne, New Zealand

Hospital description

Gisborne Hospital is a modern, well equipped, comprehensive secondary hospital that was opened in 1985. It is located on the outskirts of Gisborne, a town on the East coast of North Island. There is plenty of teaching on the rounds, during luncthtime sessions and in practical procedures. Consultants at this hospital also work in outreach clinics, so students have the opportunity to see the countryside and the GP run hospitals north of Gisborne.

Gisborne hospital provides services in acute medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, mental health & addiction services, gynaecology, obstetrics, child health, intensive and coronary care, assessment and rehabilitation, emergency department, laboratory, radiology, physiotherapy, dietetics, Orthotics, occupational therapy, audiology, social work, domiciliary care and palliative care.

Gisborne Hospital is administrated by Tairawhiti District Health, which has established systems for tertiary support and clinical backup with Waikato Hospital, Auckland Hospital and Starship Hospital (a specialist children’s hospital in Auckland). This tertiary support includes clinical advice and urgent transfer if required.

Students taking an elective at this hospital will be exposed to regional medical practices in New Zealand and are located in a picturesque area of the country. The hospital is an active teaching hospital and students are encouraged to work directly with patients, so there is opportunity to discuss illnesses with the patients under the direct supervision of a qualified practitioner. Teaching also takes place during doctors’ ward rounds when cases are discussed at length as part of the teaching programme.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Unknown


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