12 September 2012 by Anna Staford
New Zealand healthcare is a highly developed system provided both by government and private institutions. Not so long ago the whole system was based on government hospitals and services only, but the market is changing rapidly and nowadays we face a perfect mixed private-public system for delivering healthcare. There are over a hundred high level and trusted hospitals in New Zealand. The largest of them are still funded by government institutions. A short description of the most trusted hospitals is given below.
It is considered to be the main hospital of New Zealand. Being a part of the Capital & Coast District Health Board (C&CDHB), the hospital spreads over 47,000 sq m and provides all kinds of medical treatment to visitors, including Intensive Care Unit, cardiology, neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery and cancer care. The hospital is a smoke free area, medical stuff is polite and pleasant.
Address: Wellington Hospital Riddiford Street Newtown Wellington 6021
Phone: +64 (4) 385 5999
Patient Enquiries: +64 (4) 385 5947 or +64 (4) 385 5949
Fax: +64 (4) 385 5856
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Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary, teaching and research hospital in the South Island. It was founded in 1862 in the Christchurch city. The hospital is a public institution that is famous all over the country. Its emergency department is the busiest in New Zealand because it treats more than 65,000 patients a year (170+ patients a day). The hospital provides a lot of services: from ambulance to complex surgeries.
Address: Riccarton Avenue Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Phone: +64 (3) 364 0640
The most prominent hospital of the Auckland region was founded in 1947 in Manukau City. Its outstanding achievements are plastic surgery and orthopedics. The hospital has a developed infrastructure that includes cafes, parking, pharmacy, retails shops, etc. Middlemore Hospital provides mostly secondary-level (hospital and specialist) care. Reviews about the hospital are very good.
Address: 100 Hospital Road Papatoetoe 2025
Phone: +64 (9) 276 0000
Patient Enquiries: +64 (9) 276 5004
Fax: +64 (9) 276 0156
The largest hospital of New Zealand was founded in 1846. The main block is made as an H shape that results in useful usage of natural light and large courtyard. All areas are smoke free. It is one of the largest public buildings in the country with the capacity of 3500 rooms (55,000+ patients annually). Auckland City Hospital provides a wide range of services including emergency, cardio-thoracic care, acute care, maternity and so on.
Address: 2 Park Road Grafton, Auckland 1023
Phone: +64 (9) 367 0000
Patient enquiries: +64 (9) 375 4300
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