Waitaki District Health Services


During the Orange Traffic Light System, services at Oamaru Hospital will remain as they are currently.
Visiting hours will be 2pm – 7pm and visitors restricted to 2 per patient.
Maternity - No children to accompany their parents for antenatal visits however children will be permitted for inpatient visits.

ALL visitors to the hospital will be screened before entry, must scan in using the QR code or enter their details in the handwritten register, and required to wear a mask at all times. Please be kind to our staff through the screening process.

Oamaru Hospital

Oamaru Hospital is located at 8 Steward Street, Oamaru. There is P5 pick up and drop off parking at the door. See our front / home page for up-to-date visiting hours. For general enquiries call (03) 433 0290.

Oamaru Hospital Emergency Department

The Oamaru Hospital Emergency Department is open to all emergencies that do not come under the umbrella of General Practitioners. The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all public holidays.

In the event on an emergency, dial 111.

The Emergency Department is for critical or life-threatening situations. If you have heavy bleeding, broken bones, burns, chest pain or trouble breathing visit the Emergency Department. If you cannot travel yourself, you should call 111 for an ambulance.

From Oamaru Hospital Emergency Department, patients may be admitted to Inpatient Services for observation and transfers may be made, as necessary. Acute surgical cases, once stabilised, if required, are transferred to Dunedin Hospital.

Oamaru Hospital Inpatient Services

See our front / home page for our current visiting hours. Inpatient Services provides medical care and observation services. The highly skilled Hospital staff provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services, with a strong focus on assisting the elderly to age positively.

For general enquiries call (03) 433 0290.

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