Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) is also known as Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. This area of medicine is concerned with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and internal organs of the head and neck.
ENT Surgeons (or otorhinolaryngologists) are specialist doctors who deal with medical and surgical treatment of conditions of the ears, nose, throat and structures of the head and neck.
Capital & Coast DHB (CCDHB) ENT Services
ENT provides an inpatient and outpatient service for the greater Wellington region.
The main department and inpatient beds are based at Wellington Hospital (click here for a map) and outpatient clinics are performed at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals. All outpatient clinics are currently carried out in conjunction with Audiology facilities so a comprehensive hearing assessment and rehabilitation can be provided.
ENT's outpatient clinics provide assessment on a referral basis from GPs and other DHBs as well as a 24-hour acute assessment service. Treatment is free for all eligible patients.
The service operates 8am - 4:30pm.
ENT's inpatient beds are used for elective overnight stay surgery and acute admissions, where required. A significant proportion of surgery is carried out on a day basis.