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Dargaville Hospital

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Dargaville Hospital
77 Awakino Road
Northland 0310


Dargaville Hospital provides hospital level and community care to the people of Kaipara. Dargaville Medical Centre, Te Hā Oranga o Ngāti Whātua and Hospice Kaipara are other health providers also based on site. 

The hospital has a 12 bed general ward, 4 bed postnatal maternity unit and 8 bed detoxification ward along with diagnostic support services, allied health and outpatients. The hospital also provides a community health service.

Services include:

  • 12 bed general ward 
  • 4 bed postnatal maternity unit
  • 8 bed detoxification ward (Timatanga Hou) 
  • Allied health – physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and social work 
  • Diagnostic services – radiology and laboratory
  • Outpatients – visiting consultants from Whangārei Hospital provide specialty medical and surgical services. The sexual health clinic operates from here one day a week.
  • All emergency care
  • Community health – including antenatal and postnatal care, district nursing, community rehabilitation, public health nursing, diabetes and paediatrics specialty nursing
  • Community mental health – including alcohol and drug counsellors

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.

Please click on the following links for information about:
Getting Started/ Hospital Admission
What to Bring

People You May Meet at Dargaville Hospital
Your Rights
Going Home
Map of the Hospital



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Visiting Hours

Visiting hours
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:

Click here for current visiting hours.

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.

Travel Directions

Click here for a map of the hospital location.

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Visitor parking is restricted to the front of the hospital.


Visitors may arrange accommodation in the Whānau 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.

Support Services


<p>A chaplain visits the ward Monday to Friday during normal working hours and may also be available outside of these hours &ndash; please ask your nurse.</p>

Takawaenga / Māori Health Coordinator, Manaaki Tangata

<p>Tēnā koe, kei konei matou hei awhina atu i a koe.…</p> More

Social Workers

<p>A social worker is available to offer a counselling and consultation service to patients and their relatives.…</p> More

The Kowhai Room

<p>Situated at the end of the ward is a special room for those requiring palliative care.…</p> More


Hospital Charges
If you are not a New Zealand resident you may be charged for hospital services. 

Click on the following links for more information:

Public Toilets
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.

  • Phone

    (09) 439 3330

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Dargaville Hospital
77 Awakino Road
Northland 0310

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Dargaville Hospital
77 Awakino Road
Northland 0310

Postal Address

Dargaville Hospital
PO Box 112