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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Chair Replacement Project –  our infection control team are on a mission to make the hospital a safer place, so we are replacing ALL our fabric chairs with vinyl chairs – ensuring that our space can be sanitised easily keeping our patients, our staff and our community safe. We have had several donations enabling us to purchase 44 of the chairs we require, but we still have 97 chairs to go at $345 each. Please consider donating the money for a chair or two so we can complete this project quickly.


Monitor - the Waiareka Lions Club donated $2000 towards an vitals monitor machine which will be located in the infusion & chemotherapy clinic for their specific use. The full cost is $7036. Please consider donating towards this significant item so we can get it in place before this Christmas.

If you would like to purchase any of our wishlist items, please email us at donations@southerndhb.govt.nz  or call Katie on (03) 433 0290 Extn 9043. Alternatively you can download our donation form here. Once this is filled in please email it to donations@southerndhb.govt.nz or drop it off to the front desk at Oamaru Hospital.

Our wishlist is a tangible way for you to help us, and to pay it forward - please consider gifting to enable us to be the best little rural hospital in the country.

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