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Southern Cross Wellington Hospital - Paediatric Surgery

Private Surgical Service, Paediatrics

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.


At Southern Cross Hospital in Wellington we want you to feel well cared for and that you leave our hospital satisfied with the care you have received. A hospital visit can be an anxious time and we will do all we can to make your experience a comfortable and positive one. A very capable team will take care of you.

Investing in quality

At our Wellington hospital, our promise is a quality-driven service. We deliver quality care, not only to Southern Cross members, but also to patients with other private medical insurers.

Increasingly, we are providing services to those who pay for surgery themselves, and to patients funded by ACC and through other specific public funding arrangements.

Whilst in our Wellington hospital, patients can expect:

  • a professional, caring nursing team, whose focus is on the patients’ wellbeing and comfort
  • comfortable private rooms for overnight stay, with a large ensuite, television and radio facilities
  • nourishing, quality meals for overnight patients (with attention to your special dietary needs on request)
  • a modern, well-equipped day-stay facility for those not requiring overnight stay
  • support from our team to ensure that from admission to discharge, the administrative procedures run as smoothly as possible
  • flexible visiting hours and visiting arrangements to ensure a restful environment for all of our patients
  • free parking facilities.

As demand for new services grows within the Wellington region, we continue to invest in our facilities to ensure that we respond to the needs of specialists and patients in the greater Wellington region and beyond.


Procedures / Treatments

  • Hernias

    Umbilical Hernia An incision (cut) is made underneath the navel (tummy button) and the hernia (part of the intestine that is bulging through the abdominal wall) is pushed back into the abdominal cavity.… More

  • Orchiopexy

    A small incision (cut) is made in the groin on the side of the undescended testicle and the testicle pulled down into the scrotum.… More

  • Radical Neck Dissection

    All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed, along with the sternocleidomastoid muscle (moves the head from side to side), the spinal accessory nerve… More

  • Modified or Functional Neck Dissection

    All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed. More

  • Sigmoidoscopy

    A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into the anus and moved through the lower large intestine (bowel).… More

  • Frenectomy

    A fold of tissue (frenum) that attaches to the cheek, lips and/or tongue is surgically removed. More

  • Appendectomy

    Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the lower right abdomen and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) in inserted.… More

  • Circumcision

    The foreskin is pulled away from the body of the penis and cut off, exposing the underlying head of the penis (glans).… More

  • Skin Biopsy

    Shave Biopsy: the top layers of skin in the area being investigated are shaved off with a scalpel (surgical knife) for investigation under a microscope.… More

  • Skin Lesion Excision

    Skin lesions such as cysts and tumours are removed by cutting around and under them with a scalpel. More

  • Meatoplasty (urethral)

    A minor surgical procedure is performed to widen the urinary meatus or opening (where the urine exits the body). More

  • Hydrocoele

    A small cut is made in the scrotum and the fluid is drained from the hydrocoele sac (a fluid-filled mass that forms in the scrotum).… More

  • Testicular Torsion

    A small cut is made in the scrotum, the cord supplying blood to the testicle is untwisted and both testes are sutured (stitched) to the scrotum to prevent another torsion. More

Visiting Hours

  • Weekdays: 8.00am to 8.00pm
  • Weekends: 8.00am to 8.00pm


Free patient parking is provided.

Contact Details

90 Hanson Street
Wellington 6021

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Street Address

90 Hanson Street
Wellington 6021

Postal Address

PO Box 7233
Wellington 6242

This page was last updated at 12:44PM on December 23, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern Cross Wellington Hospital - Paediatric Surgery.