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Capital & Coast DHB Breast Service

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Breast disorders may be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) and range from conditions that require no treatment to those that require immediate and major surgery.

Common symptoms of breast disorders include breast pain, lumps and nipple discharge. Investigation of these symptoms by mammography and/or ultrasound may be all that is required for diagnosis but sometimes a needle biopsy may be necessary. This involves inserting a needle into an area of the breast that has been numbed by local anaesthetic and the removal of a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope.

Breast disorders include:

  • fibrocystic disease – benign changes in the breast tissue causes it to become dense or “lumpy”
  • fibroadenomas – benign tumours of the breast tissue
  • cysts – fluid-filled sacs
  • breast infections
  • breast cancer.

Many of these conditions do not require surgery and we will work with other specialists to find out the best treatment plan for you.



Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Breast Biopsy

    Open Excisional: a small incision (cut) is made as close as possible to the lump and the lump, together with a surrounding margin of tissue, is removed for examination.… More PDF

  • Breast Pain (Mastalgia)

    A large number of women will experience breast pain of some sort during their lives.… More PDF

  • Breast Reconstruction

    When a breast has been removed (mastectomy) because of cancer or other disease, it is possible in most cases to reconstruct a breast similar to a natural breast.… More

  • Breast Surgery

    There are many different types of breast surgery. Some procedures need a wound drain to remain in the breast for a period of time, other types of surgery do not need this.… More PDF

  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

    DCIS is a condition where abnormal cells are contained inside the milk ducts of the breast.… More PDF

  • Mammography

    A mammogram is a special type of x-ray used only for the breast.… More

  • Mastectomy

    Simple or Total: all breast tissue, skin and the nipple are surgically removed but the muscles lying under the breast and the lymph nodes are left in place.… More PDF

  • Nipple Discharge

    More PDF


You can purchase meals from:

  • Mojo coffee bar located in the main corridor by the purple lifts
  • Wishbone located in the atrium of the main hospital
  • The hospital shop is located in the atrium of the main hospital. It is open from 07:30 -17:30 Mon to Fri, 09:00 -15:00 Sat and Sun

Travel Directions

For information about parking at the hospital please click here

Public Transport

A number of bus services pass by the main entrance of Wellington Hospital in Riddiford Street, Newtown. Details of times and bus numbers are available by calling (04) 801 7000 or visit the metlink website


Parking areas for patients and visitors are provided as follows:

Main Public Car Park - entrance off Riddiford Street. This is a well lit car park with mechanical barrier arms at the entrance. Collect your ticket on arrival from the machine on entering the underground car park. All parking fees are payable when you leave the car park at any Auto Pay Station. You can pay with notes, coins or credit cards at the Auto Pay Station. Alternatively there is an ASB ATM cashflow machine in the main atrium on Level 2. This machine accepts most major cards.

Parking Prices for Main Public Car Park

0 - 20 mins


20 mins - 1 hour


1 - 2 hours


2 - 3 hours


3 - 4 hours


4 - 5 hours


5+ hours


Wellington Hospital map showing public car parking.

Car Park Management
Care Park manage the hospital car park in accordance with the C&CDHB Car Park Management Plan. Cars may be towed away if parked in no parking zones (yellow lines). Enforcement Notices are issued in Pay and Display areas where no valid coupon is displayed. All net income from the parking is used by C&CDHB to fund other projects such as the free patient shuttle from Kenepuru to Wellington Hospitals or an on-site shuttle service for patients.
Care Park contact: 0800 227 372.

Contact Details

Wellington Hospital

Main Outpatients Clinic

Level 2

Riddiford St
Wellington 6021

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Street Address

Riddiford St
Wellington 6021

Postal Address

Wellington Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington South

This page was last updated at 10:23AM on May 7, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Breast Service.