2 Park Road
Auckland 1023


Auckland City Hospital is New Zealand's largest public hospital and clinical research facility.  As one of the leading public healthcare providers in the country, it is committed to excellence in patient care, research, training, and community service.   

The hospital brings together the services of Greenlane Clinical Centre and the National Women's Hospital into one building, and links with Starship Children's Hospital.

These services combined make the Auckland District Health Board the largest trainer of doctors in New Zealand, with approximately 1,477 medical staff. 

Auckland City Hospital has the largest elective surgery delivery system in the country with 23,000 patient discharges every year. The hospital undertakes an average of 30,000 acute surgical discharges and 66,000 acute medical and rehabilitation discharges every year.

Some of the specialist services provided by the Auckland City Hospital for the whole of New Zealand are:

  • Organ transplants (heart, lung, and liver)
  • Acute major airway obstruction transferred for laser or stent placement
  • Massive haemoptysis surgery
  • Hepatic surgery
  • Specialist paediatric services
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • High-risk obstetrics
  • Intensive care

The interior of the main building in Auckland City Hospital is not the usual clinical hospital ambience the public may be used to. The use of warm colours and fabrics ensure a welcoming environment for patients and visitors.

The architects have designed a building which ensures that all the wards have access to natural light. The final design is an 'H' shape and has a very large internal courtyard which is flooded with natural light.

All Auckland District Health Board facilities are smoke free.

Our Vision

Healthy communities – World-class healthcare – Achieved together
Kia kotahi te oranga mo te iti me te rahi o te hāpori

Our aim is to achieve the right mix of services for the people of Auckland City, while balancing the needs of people who live outside our area and require our tertiary services.

Our Values

Welcome, Haere Mai

Respect, Manaaki

Together, Tūhono

Aim high, Angamua

Healthcare Services

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Postal Address

Private Bag 92 024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142


Central Auckland

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Visiting Hours

Family and visitors are important when people are unwell or getting better, and so is rest.

For most wards visiting hours are from 11am to 8pm, with patients' rest hours between 1pm to 3pm.

We recommend two visitors at a time at the bedside.

To visit outside of these times or for longer or for greater numbers of visitors, please talk to the Charge Nurse or Midwife on the ward or unit. If visiting after 8pm, visitors must report to Security at the reception desk on Level 5.

Family/whānau rooms are available on each ward. We ask that visitors are considerate of other patients and keep noise levels low when visiting and supervise children at all times.

People who are unwell should refrain from visiting until they are better, to help prevent bugs spreading around the hospital. 



In addition to the following cafes and food services, snack and cold drink vending machines are located in the main hospital corridors on most levels.

Makete – Level 5, Support Building

  • Weekdays: 7am - 9pm
  • Weekends: 9am - 7pm

Jamaica Blue – Level 5, Support Building

  • Weekdays: 6.30am – 7pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 8am – 4pm

Planet Espresso – Level 5, Support Building

  • Monday to Thursday: 7am – 6pm
  • Friday: 7am – 5pm
  • Weekends: 8am – 5pm
  • Public holidays: Closed

Planet Espresso – Level 3, Main Building

  • Monday to Friday: 7.30am – 3.30pm

Subway – Level 5, Support Building

  • Seven days a week: 7am – 8pm

St Pierre Sushi – underneath Carpark A, Park Road

  • Seven days a week: 8am – 8pm

Columbus Coffee – underneath Carpark A, Park Road

  • Weekdays: 6.30am – 6pm
  • Weekends: 7am – 5pm

Public Transport

Buses are available outside the Main Entrance on Park Road.
For further bus information, see Auckland Transport, or phone 09 366 6400 or free on 0800 10 30 80 if outside the local calling area.

A taxi phone is located in the Main Entrance on Level 4, and at the entrance to the Emergency Department. Taxi ranks are located outside the Main Entrance (Level 4).

Waitemata Shuttle Service  The hospital Shuttle Service is available to transport people to outpatient appointments at North Shore, Waitakere and Auckland Hospitals, the Greenlane Clinical Centre, and Waitemata DHB’s Red Beach clinic. There is a charge for this service. For more information click here

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There are two carparks at Auckland City and Starship Children's Hospital.

Visitors and patients to Auckland City Hospital should use Carpark A. This is situated at the front of the hospital and accessed from Park Road. There is also a free 15 minute drop off and pick up in this car park. 

Visitors and patients to Starship Children’s Hospital should use Carpark B behind Starship, which is accessed from Grafton Road or Park Road.

Disabled car parks are provided in both Carparks.

Public Parking Fees (As at June 1 2015)

Hours Fee
0-15 minutes Free
15-30 minutes $3.00
30 minutes-1 hour $4.00
1-2 hours $7.00
2-3 hours $9.00
3-4 hours $10.00
4-5 hours $11.00
5-6 hours $13.00
6-7 hours $15.00
7-8 hours $18.00
Lost Ticket $20.00


Emergency Department
For urgent or critical care, drivers should follow the signs to the Emergency Department which is clearly signposted from the entrance.

Transition Lounge Parking
Patients can wait in the comfort of the Transition Lounge after discharge while they are waiting for relatives to collect them. The Transition Lounge is located on Level 5 of the Support Building.

There is a free 15 minute drop off and pick up in car park A (opposite the Transition Lounge). There are also two car parking spaces, (marked in blue) opposite the Transition Lounge, where relatives can park for 5 minutes while they collect their family member.


Cycle storage is available for visitors in the entrance to Carpark A at Auckland City Hospital. Bring your own lockable chain. You can check out cycle paths around the area on Auckland Transport’s website


Te Whare Awhina

This is the accommodation service located on the Auckland City Hospital site operating under Māori tikanga protocols and is available to whānau/family who meet the entry criteria.

The accommodation is short term and primarily for whānau who live outside the Auckland region and have a family member in hospital.

Whānau who live within the Auckland region who are supporting an acutely ill patient will be considered on a case by case basis.

Patients are not eligible for accommodation.

A small fee may be charged if you are not eligible for a Ministry of Health subsidy.

Bookings are made via a referral from the Auckland DHB service/ward.


Hospital Pharmacy

Medications are dispensed to inpatients while they are in hospital, by the hospital pharmacy.

Auckland City Hospital Pharmacy

This is a retail pharmacy situated in the shopping area on Level 5.

Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10am - 4pm 

Phone: (09) 307 8997
Location: Level 5, Support Building


Security Officers are on duty 24 hours a day. They patrol all of the facilities on the hospital site.

The hospital and wards are locked down each night at 8pm and security guards are stationed at the Level 4 Main Entrance and the Accident and Emergency Department on Level 2.

Support Services


The Chaplaincy Service is available to all patients, their whanau/ families and hospital staff.…



A 24-hour service is available through wards/departments for those patients requiring this service.…



The Volunteer Site Ambassadors provide friendly assistance enabling people to find their way around the new hospital, clinics, wards and other facilities as required.…


Transition Lounge

Monday to Friday, 9am - 7pm. Phone: (09) 307 4949, ext 25501


Hospital Fees

Will your healthcare at ADHB cost you anything?

New Zealand has a publicly funded healthcare system for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.…

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The Kaiatawhai Service

There are two teams based at Auckland City Hospital and Starship Hospital.…



Auckland City Hospital Retail Shops

Auckland City Hospital provides patients and visitors with a number of convenient shopping facilities. On Level 5 you will find a pharmacy, florist, and bookstore/post office. These shops are open seven days and sell, among other things, phone cards, newspapers, toiletries, snacks and flowers. There is also a small shopping area across from the hospital on Park Road.

Book & Post Shop
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8am – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 8am – 6.30pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm (NZ Post closed)
Public holidays: Closed

Other Services Nearby
On Park Road, just two minutes walk from the hospital, there are a number of shops including eat in or takeaway food,  petrol station, dairy, superette and hairdresser.

Newmarket shopping centre has a full range of shops. It is 10 minutes walk across the Domain or a quick trip on a Link Bus.


ATMs are located in the main hospital building, Level 5 retail area, and on Level 3 of Starship Children’s Hospital.

ASB Bank has a branch on Park Road, open from 9am – 4.30pm on weekdays.

Internet/Wifi hotspots
Free wifi is available in some areas in our buildings. Look out for "Hospital Hot Spot" on the wifi networks on your phone, tablet or laptop. You can log in for free wifi.

Coin and card operated telephones are available in the hospital main corridors on all floors. Phone cards can be purchased at the shops on Level 5. 

  • Phone

    (09) 367 0000

  • Patient enquiries

    (09) 375 4300

  • Known extension/pager

    (09) 307 4949

  • Admission & Planning Unit

    Ext 24210 / 23225 | Fax: (09) 375 7038

  • Acute Referrals Service

    (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 |Fax: (09) 307 2858

  • Emergency Department

    (09) 376 0000, open 24 hours / 7 days

  • Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries

    (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

Mental Health Services

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line

    0800 800717

  • GP / External Specialist Help Desk

    (09) 307 2800


2 Park Road
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

2 Park Road
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

Private Bag 92 024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142