Waitaki District Health Services


From 28/09/20 until further notice: Under Covid Level 1 hospital visiting is as follows:
• Visiting hours: 2.00pm – 4.00pm and 6.00pm – 7.00pm
• Two visitors per patient. This also ensures our vulnerable patients are getting the appropriate amount of rest. If you feel unwell, please avoid the main reception area and go directly to the Emergency Department entrance beside our Ambulance Bay (24/7) – please wear a mask, and apply hand sanitiser.

Oamaru Hospital

Oamaru Hospital is located at 8 Steward Street, Oamaru. There is P5 pick up and drop off parking at the door. Visiting hours are 12.30 to 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday. 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

Visiting hours are 12.30pm to 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday. 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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