General Surgery service has a district-wide model of care, focusing on surgery at Waikato and Thames hospitals with visiting services provided to Te Kuiti, Taumarunui and Tokoroa hospitals. It also provides a comprehensive tertiary service to the Midland health region.
General surgery is part of Waikato Hospital's Surgical Services cluster.
General surgery has consultants who are recognised leaders in the following specialties:
Services provided to the Midland health region include
- Ward M12 General Surgery, Level 2, Menzies Building
- Ward M2 General Surgery, Level 2, Menzies Building
- General Surgery Clinic, Reception B, Level 1, Meade Clinical Centre
- Ward E4, Waikids Surgery, Level 4, Elizabeth Rothwell Building (with Paediatrics)
Visiting services to Te Kuiti, Taumarunui and Tokoroa hospitals
Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments
Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists including Emergency Department doctors.
Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at a General Surgery Clinic.