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.

Keith Marshall

Interim 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 through to the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive.

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