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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Rural Hospital Medicine Doctors (Permanent, full-time or part-time)

We are looking for RHM doctors to join our clinical team at Waitaki District Health Services. We have positions for vocationally registered doctors with a Fellowship in Rural Hospital Medicine and experience in Emergency, and / or Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation, smaller/ rural hospitals and/or General Practice (PGY3 and above).

Oamaru Hospital is a rural hospital in North Otago. It has an Acute Care Area which includes Emergency Department and observation stabilisation beds; a 20-bed inpatient unit; diagnostics including laboratory, CT, Ultrasound and X-Ray; Primary Birthing Unit; Allied Health; and a range of Outpatient and Community Services. 

Close working relationships are well established with both emergency services including helicopter retrievals via ICU and our base hospital in Dunedin.

Oamaru and Waitaki District: (waitakinz.com)

Waitaki District Health Services Limited is a Rural Hospital three hours south of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand and 90 minutes north of Dunedin.

Located on the Pacific Ocean coast this town is renowned for its Victorian Heritage, Steam Punk and the “little blue penguins”.

Oamaru is close to a number of world-class ski fields, has numerous lakes for sailing, boating and fishing within 1-2 hours reach and is the final destination on the famous Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail – the cycle trail that takes riders from Aoraki Mount Cook to the Pacific Ocean.

If you would like further information please contact Stu Mologne, Clinical Director Waitaki District Health Services Ltd on 027 355 7740 or by email at stuart.mologne@southerndhb.govt.nz

Applications along with a current CV to be sent to the above.


Waitaki District Health Services Limited (WDHSL) is committed to a culture of equity and diversity that supports organisational excellence and promotes equity outcomes. This culture and commitment are essential to WDHSL upholding its Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

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