Located in Masterton in the Wellington Region, Te Whatu Ora Wairarapa is one of the smaller hospitals in the country with 89 inpatient beds providing comprehensive health services throughout the Wairarapa District. 

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Te Whatu Ora | Wairarapa

The hospital supplies a range of core services to a population of approximately 48,800, providing 24-hour acute and elective care including general and orthopaedic surgery, general medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, mental health and community nursing services.

The Wairarapa Region

Well known for its wine industry, splendid coastal views and its beautiful countryside, including the Tararua Range, and the towns of Martinborough and Greytown. Additionally, Wairarapa is known for its rich Māori culture and history.

Located in the lower North Island of New Zealand, to the east of the capital city of Wellington. It is bordered by the Tararua Range to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. The region includes the towns of Masterton, Carterton, and Featherston.

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Wairarapa Hospital

The Wairarapa hospital has three operating rooms for both public and private theatre sessions covering General Surgery, Anaesthetics, Orthopaedics, Urology, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, and Obstetrics, as well as ENT, we also have visiting specialists that provide services onsite including Urology, Oncology and Chemotherapy.

Wairarapa Hospital's private wing, Selina Sutherland is one of only two private hospitals in New Zealand built inside the confines of a public hospital, the private hospital also leases theatre time and support services from Wairarapa Hospital and carries out 500-600 surgical operations each year, funded by ACC and through health insurance.

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Hospital Services

Here's a list of hospital specialties and services in the Wairarapa

Inpatient Services

Bowel Screening Programme
Cancer Care Services
Duty Team
Emergency – HDU
General Medical – Surgical
Maternity and Midwifery Services
Maori Health Services
Paediatrics and SCBU
Perioperative Services - Theatre
Mental Health Services



Emergency Medicine
General Medicine
General Surgery
Geriatrician - Rehabilitation
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
House Officers and Senior House Officers (FYs 2)


Allied Health

Imaging - CT Scanning - Sonographer
Occupational Therapy
Oral Health/Dental Services
Social Work Services
Speech Language Therapy


Nursing and Midwifery Specialties

Clinical Coaches – Nursing and Midwifery
Clinical Nurse/Midwifery Specialists
Duty Nurse Manager 
Nurse Practitioner



Child Development Services (CDS)
Community Health and District Nursing
FOCUS - Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination
Mobile Surgical Unit – Children’s Oral Health Service
Wairarapa Community Dental Services- Oral Health (Children)



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Getting around

  • Metlink Wairarapa operates bus routes around the Wairarapa. 
  • Taxis and Ubers are available, and many rental vehicle options. 
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