Wakefield Hospital - Paediatric Surgery
Private Surgical Service
Wakefield Hospital is the largest private hospital in the Wellington region. It is located in the suburb of Newtown and is owned and operated by parent company Evolution Healthcare (NZ) Limited.
Based in the heart of Wellington, Wakefield Hospital offers a wide range of high-quality private healthcare services with a team of experienced specialists and the latest in techniques and equipment available. We have a proud history of offering our patients the very best of care in our modern and comfortable facilities.
Private healthcare allows choice, flexibility and access to specialists who use the latest techniques in treatment. You are free to nominate your specialist and can expect your consultation and treatment in a timely manner without waiting list restrictions. Early treatment and intervention is often pivotal in ensuring the best outcome for patients.
Procedures / Treatments
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
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
A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into the anus and moved through the lower large intestine (bowel).… More
A fold of tissue (frenum) that attaches to the cheek, lips and/or tongue is surgically removed. More
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
The foreskin is pulled away from the body of the penis and cut off, exposing the underlying head of the penis (glans).… More
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
A minor surgical procedure is performed to widen the urinary meatus or opening (where the urine exits the body). More
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
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
Daily 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Please note that Level 2 (the Cardiac Ward), ICU and HDU are closed for a rest period between 1:00pm and 3:00pm daily.
Snacks can be purchased from the cafeteria between 9:00am and 2:00pm Monday to Friday.
Free parking is provided within the hospital grounds.
Wakefield Hospital has a limited number of standard apartments on site which can be booked for family if required. These units sleep up to four people and must be booked through our reception prior to your hospital admission.
To book an apartment please email us or contact the hospital reception on (04) 381 8100 - Extn 0.
Nearest community pharmacy here
Toll Free Phone: 0800 WAKEFIELD (0800 925 334)
Florence Street (off Riddiford Street)
Florence Street (off Riddiford Street)
Private Bag 7909
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This page was last updated at 11:28AM on November 9, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Wakefield Hospital - Paediatric Surgery.