Waitaki District Health Services


Oamaru Hospital is now operating at a higher level of alertness internally, to better keep our community and staff safe.

This means:
• Everyone entering the hospital is screened on arrival
• Those entering the Hospital will be required to wear surgical masks
• Those with mask exemptions (excluding patients) are not permitted to enter the Hospital
• All inpatients are restricted to two nominated visitors for the duration of their stay however only one visitor per day (exemptions on compassionate grounds will be considered)
• Meals on Wheels will move to contactless deliveries
This is a precautionary measure to keep our vulnerable patients and staff safe on recommendation from the Southern DHB.

Note – due to the evolving Covid-19 status in our community, it may be that we need to change these restrictions at short notice.

Visiting hours are currently 2.00 - 7.00pm daily.

These arrangements will be in place until further notice.
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Waitaki District Health Services Limited is committed to providing quality health care services to the community that we serve.

Are you feeling unwell?

Self Care

For the likes of a grazed knee, sore throat, coughs, etc. If symptoms persist, see your Chemist.


Diarrhoea, runny nose, painful cough, headache, etc? Your Chemist will assist you with advice.

Doctor (GP)

Vomiting, ear pain, sore belly, backache, cuts, sprains, itchy rash, strain, etc. Contact your GP for an appointment.

Emergency Department

Heavy bleeding, broken bones, burns, chest pain, trouble breathing? For critical or life threatening situations - call 111.

Waitaki Health 03 4330290

In an emergency call 111

Welcome to Waitaki Health

Waitaki District Health Services Ltd offers a range of public and private integrated services, Inpatient beds, 24/7 Emergency Department, Maternity Services, Specialist Outpatient Clinics, Allied and Community Health Services, Laboratory Service, Radiology Services, and Mobile Surgical Services. Waitaki District Health Services Ltd is committed to championing and providing trusted quality health services within our community. We continually strive to be a progressive, positive and caring organisation that delivers, responsive, accessible and modern health services.

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