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Kensington Private Hospital

Private Hospital

12 Kensington Avenue
Northland 0112


Kensington Private Hospital is Northland's only private surgical hospital. It opened in 2001 and offers a relaxing environment which blends modern facilities with traditional personal attention. The hospital has five operating theatres performing 4,000 procedures per year. Guests staying overnight or longer are accommodated in our spacious and comfortable Inpatient Suite. A Day Stay Unit provides an area for day case patients to relax before travelling home.

We offer a wide range of surgical services including:

  • ENT (Ears, Nose, Throat)
  • Eye Surgery (Ophthalmology)   
  • Gastroenterology (Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy)     
  • General and Laparoscopic Surgery     
  • Gynaecological Surgery   
  • Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery     
  • Musculoskeletal Physician         
  • Orthopaedic Surgery       
  • Plastic Surgery       
  • Urogynaecological Surgery       
  • Urological Surgery

All specialists using our facility are credentialed to ensure the validity of their qualifications, experience and skill. Many of the surgeons are recognised nationally as experts in their fields and choose Northland as a base for its lifestyle options. Kensington Hospital offers a wide range of surgical services, click here to view.

Our nursing staff provide a valuable contribution to your treatment and are selected not only for their clinical ability but also for their friendly and caring approach. During your stay we aim to provide you with excellent quality surgical care backed up with exceptional nursing care and service. Throughout your time with us, all of our staff will be striving to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

For further information on your visit to Kensington Private Hospital, including preparing for surgery, what to bring with you, and what to expect on your stay, please click here.   

Interested in becoming a member of our team? For current vacancies, please click here.



Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome between 8am and 7pm.
If you would like to arrange a visit outside of these times, please contact us – phone 09 437 9075.

For further visitor information, please click here.

Public Holidays: 

  • Our Reception is closed.
  • Our Ward is open.


A selection of restaurants, cafes, takeaway shops and supermarkets are within walking distance or a short drive of the hospital.

Travel Directions

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Free parking is available on-site and on the surrounding streets.


There are a number of motels located within a short distance of the hospital.


Kensington Pharmacy is located next to the hospital and is Whangārei's only after-hours pharmacy.
09 437 3722

Opening hours are:

  •    Monday - Saturday:  8:30am to 9:00pm
  •    Sunday and Public Holidays:  10:00am to 9:00pm

Support Services

Support Services

Please advise us of details on any cultural, spiritual or communication needs to help us prepare for your hospital admission.


For information on hospital payment arrangements, please click here.

Our dedicated kitchen provides healthy choices. Inpatients will be asked to select from the varied menu each day. Our menus include diabetic, vegetarian and gluten free options. Our Day Stay patients are offered a light snack during their recovery.
If you have any dietary needs please provide details to your nurse on the day of your admission. 

Free WiFi
Stay connected with our free WiFi services which are available throughout the hospital. Passwords are available from reception and the nursing staff.

The NZ Herald is available daily.

Kensington Private Hospital is a smoke and vape free site.
For support and advice on smoking cessation, contact Quitline by phoning 0800 778 778 or visiting quit.org.nz.

Your Surgeon/Specialist will request this if necessary. The service is provided by independent contractors and is invoiced separately. If you require information regarding the cost of this service please check with the Physiotherapist or your Nurse.

If you require ongoing physiotherapy after your return home, our Physiotherapists can arrange a referral to a local physio or one of your choice.

  • Phone

    (09) 437 9080

  • Fax

    (09) 437 9081

  • Email

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Reception Opening Hours:
6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday


12 Kensington Avenue
Northland 0112

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Street Address

12 Kensington Avenue
Northland 0112

Postal Address

PO Box 8122
Whangārei 0145