Wairarapa Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Masterton, New Zealand

Hospital description

Wairarapa Hospital is a teaching hospital set in the heart of the region of Wairarapa in the town of Masterton. The hospital provides a full range of secondary medical, surgical and O&G services. It is a teaching hospital, which is affiliated with the Wellington School of Medicine, the University of Otago Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and Bachelor of Nursing programmes through the UCOL campuses at Palmerston North and Masterton.

The $30 million hospital was opened in 2006, funded by Wairarapa District Health Bord to cover all aspects of secondary healthcare in the region. The hospital provided 24-hour acute/emergency services covering medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric, assessment and rehabilitation for young and older adults, high dependency care and mental health.

Wairarapa Hospital is also well supported by neighbouring hospitals in Wellington and Hutt Valley for tertiary services and Selina Sutherland Private Hospital is also located on-site. Wairarapa Hospital provides community-based services including public health, district nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and outreach initiatives such as the Cardiac Outreach Programme and marae-based clinics for asthma and diabetes.

Although the hospitals official name is Wairarapa Hospital, it is also commonly referred to as Masterton Hospital.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language Māori, English
Funding Status Public


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