Phone (09) 439 3330
Fax (09) 439 3531
Dargaville Hospital is jointly owned by Northland DHB (52%) and the Kaipara Community Health Trust (48%). Kaipara Health Centre incorporates Dargaville Hospital and the Dargaville Medical Centre, as well as the Iwi (tribe) provider, Te Ha O Te Oranga.
The hospital has a 12 bed general ward and four bed maternity ward with all the supporting services and also provides a substantial community health service.
Hospital services include:
- 12 bed general ward
- 4 bed maternity ward
- supported by on-site laboratory, phsiotherapy, and occupational therapy services
- Radiology services provided by a private provider
- Visting consultants from Whangarei Hospital provide specialty medical and surgical services
Dargaville Medical Centre provides 24 hour emergency cover.
Information for Patients
Our approach to your care
A matou whakatata ki o tumanako
Staff at Dargaville Hospital recognise that you know best how your body responds to illness and other life experiences, and what is right and acceptable for you. We would like you to continue making your own decisions regarding your health care, with our assistance and support.
Our nurses will help you with anything you are unable to do for yourself. We support your right to be fully informed about your health situation. Please don't hesitate to ask for more information or to question anything you don't understand.
We encourage the support of a close relative or friend and will be happy to discuss with you how you might like them involved in your care. If your child is a patient, you are welcome to stay with your child.
- Your rights (PDF, 49.2 KB)
- Getting Started/Hospital Admission (PDF, 53 KB)
- What to Bring (PDF, 41.6 KB)
- People you may meet at Dargaville Hospital (PDF, 174.5 KB)
- Going home (PDF, 58 KB)
- Map of Dargaville Hospital (PDF, 201.9 KB)
- Dargaville Hospital Directions (PDF, 520.1 KB)
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Visitors are an important part of your stay in hospital but please remember that you are in hospital because you are ill and in need of rest and care. To enable staff to provide a high quality, professional service to you and other patients, please note the following restrictions regarding visiting times:
Visiting hours are between 11 am and 8 pm. Please speak to the duty leader if visits are required outside these hours.
Please ask your visitors to respect the privacy and needs of other patients, particularly if you are sharing a room. Visiting children must be closely supervised by parents or guardians.
Snacks and canned drinks are available from a coin machine situated near the Outpatient Department. There is also a small dairy adjacent to the hospital.
Click here for a map of the hospital location.
Visitors may arrange accommodation in the Whanau House. Please ask your nurse for further information.
Security guards and police regularly patrol the hospital and grounds at night. Please don’t be concerned if you hear security guards routinely checking the outside doors at night. If doors have been locked by staff please keep them locked.
A chaplain visits the ward Monday to Friday during normal working hours and may also be available outside of these hours – please ask your nurse.
Takawaenga / Maori Health Coordinator, Manaaki Tangata
Tena koe, kei konei matou hei awhina atu i a koe.…
A social worker is available to offer a counselling and consultation service to patients and their relatives.…
The Kowhai Room
Situated at the end of the ward is a special room for those requiring palliative care.…
If you are not a New Zealand resident you may be charged for hospital services.
Click on the following links for more information:
A toilet with disabled access is located on the left just before turning right into the ward.
Relatives and friends can contact patients by phoning (09) 439 7149 and asking for the Inpatient Unit. (As we are sometimes quite busy if family members/friends are able to delegate only one or two people to ring the hospital for an update on the patient this is much appreciated.)
Patients are able to use the portable phone to make local calls only but cellphones are permissible.