Waikato Hospital is currently experiencing significant high demand across all areas of the campus. This demand is a result of factors including the change to Alert Level Two and Waikato District Health Board staff working off-site at our COVID-19 community-based assessment centres, as well as an overall increased acute patient demand on our hospital services, including the emergency department. We are also in the process of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Waikato Hospital is one of many others across the country also experiencing the same heightened need. We ask that the community be patient with us while we treat the urgent presentations both within the hospital and the emergency department. There may be some delays and/or wait times for non-urgent issues. This has also meant that unfortunately, some non-urgent elective surgery may need to be rescheduled.
There are also some things which you can do to help us so we can continue to provide great and timely care to our patients and whānau:
Urgent Care Centres in Hamilton:
Te Rapa, Corner Horsham Downs Road and Thomas Road
Rototuna Shopping Centre, Hamilton
Anglesea Accident and Urgent Medical
Corner Thackeray, Anglesea Street, Hamilton
750 Victoria Street, Hamilton