Waitematā is the largest and one of the most rapidly growing districts serving a population of around 650,000 - the largest population of all Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand's districts. Waitematā offers a balanced lifestyle that combines the convenience of city living with the natural beauty and community spirit of suburban life.

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Te Whatu Ora | Waitematā

As the largest employer in the district, we employ 8,600 people across more than 80 locations. We serve the areas of the North Shore (North Auckland), Waitākere (West Auckland), and Rodney extending to Wellsford in the north and as far south as the Auckland Harbour Bridge, incorporating Whangaparāoa in the east and the west coast beaches of Muriwai, Piha and Karekare in the west. 

We also serve the population across Auckland to Manukau in our CADS, Forensic, and Dental Services.

The Auckland Region

Auckland offers a diverse range of experiences in one accessible location. Whether you're interested in culture, nature, adventure, or relaxation, you can find it all in Auckland. 

The Waitematā district is in the Auckland region of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is located on the North Island. The district includes the city's northern and western suburbs. Waitematā has an ethnically diverse population with 10% Māori, 7 % Pacific, 19% Asian and the remainder being European or Other descent which includes Middle Eastern, Latin American and African. 

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North Shore and Waitakere Hospital

North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital are two major hospitals located in the Auckland region. 

We are also undertaking major capital works at our rapidly-expanding campuses to help meet unprecedented population growth in the northern region of New Zealand. A cornerstone of this expansion programme is the construction of the four-storey Tōtara Haumaru (Shade of the Tree) hospital building on Auckland’s North Shore. This new state-of-the-art facility is being built on our North Shore Hospital campus - overlooking the incredible, volcanically formed Lake Pupuke - just a stone’s throw away from our world-famous Waitematā Harbour and some of the region’s most spectacular beaches. Tōtara Haumaru is due for completion in December 2023 and will provide up to eight extra operating theatres, four new endoscopy suites and up to 150 new beds – helping us meet the needs of our vibrant, fast-growing and culturally diverse population of over 650,000 people

North Shore Hospital is a large hospital with 663 beds, providing a wide range of services including emergency care, surgical procedures, maternity care, mental health services, and more. The hospital has a modern design and features state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

North Shore Hospital is also home to several specialist centers, including the National Poisons Centre, the Northern Regional Spinal Unit, and the Waitemata Breast Centre. 

Waitakere Hospital is a smaller hospital and provides a range of services including emergency care, maternity care, medical and surgical services, and more.

Waitakere Hospital also has a focus on community health, with several specialist centers providing services such as mental health care, diabetes management, and rehabilitation services. 


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Hospital Services

Waitematā’s population is generally healthier than that of New Zealand as a whole. We have the highest life expectancy in New Zealand at 83.9 years (2017-19), with an increase of 3.3 years since 2001. 

We provide services in association with the other hospitals in the city for specialist services e.g. burns centre, neurosurgery, cardiovascular, transplant care. There are 1,050 beds across the 5 inpatient sites.

Here is a list of medical services and specialties offered in the Waitematā.

Services A to L

Allied Health
After Hours and Emergency Departments
Age Related Residential Care
Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS)
Altered High Youth Services (CADS)
Asian Health Support Services
Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (AT&R) Service
Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)
Baby and Child Services: 
Paediatric Outpatient Clinics, Special Care Baby Units (SCBU), Rangatira Children’s Ward
Baby Unit - Specialist Care (SCBU)
Bowel Screening Waitemata
Breast Service:
Mammography, Ultrasound, Fine needle aspiration, Breast biopsy, 
Breast cancer surgery and reconstruction
BreastScreen Waitemata Northland
Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS)
Child and Family Services
Community Child Health
Child Disability Service
Child Rehabilitation Service
Child, Women and Family Services
Children's Community Nurses Service
Clinical Records
Continence Service
Counselling (CADS)
Cultural support - Asian Health, Māori Health - He Kamaka Waiora, Pacific Support
Dental and Oral Health
Dermatology Service
Diabetes Service
Dietetics - Community
Dietitian Service
Dietitians - Adult Outpatients
District Mental Health Services
District Nursing Service
Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Service
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) - Otorhinolaryngology (ORL)
Eating Disorders
Elective Surgery Centre (ESC)
Emergency Department (ED) - North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals
General Surgery
Gerontology Nurse Specialist (GNS) Service - Nga Kaitiaki Kaumatua
GP Liaisons​
Gynaecology (Hine Ora)
Haematology Service
Helensville District Health Trust
He Puna Waiora (Mental Health)
Hibiscus Coast Community Health Centre
Hine Ora (Gynaecology)
Hyperbaric Unit (SLARK)
Infectious Diseases Service
Intensive Care & High Dependency Units
Isa Lei - Pacific Island Community Mental Health Services
Laboratory Services

Services M to Z

Māori Health - He Kamaka Waiora, Whanau Ora Cancer Care, Whitiki Maurea - Mental Health & Addictions
Maternity services - North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals
Mental Health
Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination (NASC)
Obstetric and Gynaecology Services
Occupational Therapy - Community & Inpatients
Older Adults & Home Health (OA&HH)
Orthopaedic Services
Ostomy Service
Pacific Health: Pacific Island Mental Health & Addictions Service, Malaga a le Pasifika, Alcohol, Other Drug and Gambling Service (Tupu)
Paediatrics and Newborn Services
Pain Management Unit
Palliative Care Services
Pharmacy Services
Physiotherapy - Community, Inpatient and Outpatient
Physiotherapy - Pelvic Floor / Continence
Primary Health Care (GPs, PHOs)
Regional Forensic Psychiatric Services
Renal Services
Residential Care - Age Related
Respiratory Medicine
Rheumatology Services
Specialty Medicine & Health of Older People Division
Slark Hyperbaric Unit
Smoke Free Service
Social Work - Community & Inpatients
Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)
Speech Language Therapy - Community & Inpatients
Taharoto Road - District Mental Health - Adult Mental Health
Te Whanau O Waipareira
Tupu - Pacific Alcohol & Other Drug and Gambling Service
Takanga A Fohe - Pacific Mental Health & Addictions Services
Upper GastrointestinaI (UGI) & HepatoPancreatoBiliary (HPB) Service
Urology Services
Waimarino - Mental Health Services, Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI), Pacific Island & Maori Mental Health Support Services
Warkworth Community Services - District Nursing Service, Occupational Therapy - Community, Older Adults & Home Health (OA&HH) and Community Physiotherapy
Whanau Ora - Cancer Care Service
Whitiki Maurea - Maori Mental Health and Addictions Service
Wilson Centre - Child Rehabilitation and Respite Centre
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