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Aotearoa Charity Hospital (ARCH)

Private Service, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery


The Aotearoa Charity Hospital Trust ("ARCH") was established to provide free elective surgery and medical outpatient clinics to those in immediate need and without the financial support necessary for private treatment.

The surgery and clinics operate out of various established private facilities that allow us to use their operating theatres at cost. As a charitable trust the hospital is entirely dependent upon donations and volunteers for its survival.

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  • General Surgery

    What is General Surgery?
    The role of the General Surgical Department varies from hospital to hospital, but in broad terms general surgery can be said to deal with a wide range of conditions within the abdomen, breast, neck, skin and, in many hospitals, vascular (blood vessel) system.… More

  • Gynaecology

    What is Gynaecology?
    Gynaecology is the area of medicine that deals with health issues and conditions that are specific to women's reproductive organs and genitalia, excluding breast disease.  The reproductive organs consist of: the ovaries that release an egg every month, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries to… More

  • Minor Plastic Surgery

    What is Plastic Surgery?
    Plastic surgery covers a wide range of different surgical procedures that repair, reconstruct or replace structures in many different parts of the body including the skin, face and head, hands, breast and stomach.… More

  • Ophthalmology

    What is Ophthalmology?
    Ophthalmology is the branch of specialist medicine that is focused on the health of eyes and their surrounding tissues, including muscles, bones, eyelids, and tear production/drainage systems.… More

  • Gastric Bypass/Gastric Sleeve

    At this time ARCH is unable to offer this procedure to patients looking for assistance in this area. More

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This page was last updated at 3:43PM on September 23, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Aotearoa Charity Hospital (ARCH).