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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Keith Marshall

Chief Executive
Keith Marshall


Keith Marshall is a long-time public-sector senior manager having held Chief Executive roles in local government in Buller District, Napier, Nelson and Hamilton City Councils and has also held various contracted temporary senior roles such as being the deputy Director of the Human Rights Commission, Chief Executive of Grow Wellington and Deputy Chief Executive of NZQA. In previous ‘lives’ he has owned Thrifty Rental Cars NZ, managed the last nationwide health reforms and participated in the NZ-China FTA negotiations. About a third of his career has been in the private (corporate) sector. Keith has also been the General Manager at Wairarapa Health and Masterton Hospital, and was instrumental in creating the NZ Blood Service.  His Mum lives in Oamaru so he is well-familiar with the town and area.


In his most recent permanent role, Keith was the Chief Executive of Careers New Zealand during which role CNZ achieved the single biggest lift in staff engagement in NZ’s history.


Keith is looking forward to working with the Board and staff of Waitaki District Health Services Limited

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