Whakatāne Hospital


Corner Stewart and Garaway Streets
PO Box 241
Whakatāne 3158

Phone: 07 306 0999
Fax: 07 307 0451


About Whakatāne Hospital

Whakatāne Hospital provides health services to the people of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. A secondary hospital, it provides level 3-4 services including medical, surgical, orthopaedics, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and mental health. The hospital is also a base for a range of associated clinical support services and allied health, such as rehabilitation, speech therapy, physiotherapy, stroke and cardiac support, district nursing and drug and alcohol programmes.

There are 110 beds at Whakatāne Hospital, including the Special Care Baby Unit, Maternity and Mental Health. Approximately 67 beds are available for medical and surgical patients with a further 14 designated for children.

Whakatāne Hospital serves a population that is rurally and coastally based, covering a wide geographic region. The BOPDHB is currently working on plans to redevelop the hospital campus, to meet new seismic requirements and the modern needs of a diverse region.

It is envisaged that Whakatāne Hospital will be a key base for clinical and medical trainees in the future, as the DHB's Clinical School becomes more established. Some training and placement programmes are already underway.

The Project Hope Cancer Centre based at Whakatāne Hospital represents a community-DHB collaboration that has created an excellent oncology base for the region.



Services available within Whakatāne Hospital include:

  • Accommodation for relatives in the Community Whānau House
  • Cafeteria
  • Chaplaincy and pastoral care, including onsite Chapel
  • Interpreter services
  • Mailbox
  • Māori Health service - Te Pou Kōkiri
  • NZ Herald and local newspapers available for purchase
  • Telephone service
  • Televisions in patient lounges
  • Send a Patient a Message Service is available at www.bopdhb.govt.nz/contact-us/send-a-patient-a-message. This email service allows you to send a message to your family and friends who are in a ward in either Tauranga or Whakatāne Hospital.

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Last updated: June 11, 2020