Obstetrics

Obstetrics deals with issues that arise in maternity care, treating any complications of pregnancy and childbirth and any that arise after the birth.

Obstetrics is part of the Women’s Health service at Waikato District Health Board. It provides maternity and obstetric facilities and specialist care for local and regional patients requiring elective (planned) or emergency treatments.

Description

Clinical roles in the Women’s Health service are shared across Gynaecology and Obstetrics specialties.

Delivery Suite at Waikato Hospital was completely refurbished in 2008/9 and has seven large and more private birthing rooms with natural light, soundproofing, modern décor and ensuite bathrooms with showers.

Location

Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton

  • Ward E1 Women’s Health (Gynaecology and Obstetrics), Level 1 Elizabeth Rothwell Building
  • Ward E2 Women’s Health Postnatal, Level 2 Elizabeth Rothwell Building
  • Women’s Health Clinics, Level B3 Elizabeth Rothwell Building
  • Women’s Health Assessment, Level B2 Elizabeth Rothwell Building
  • Delivery Suite, Level B2, Elizabeth Rothwell Building

Contact information

Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments

Referral information

Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists.

Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at a clinic.