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Dunstan Hospital Services

Public Service, Community, Allied Health, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Laboratory Tests, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Older People's Health, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Respiratory, Urology


Dunstan Hospital is situated close by the township of Clyde at the entry to the Cromwell Gorge (199km northwest of Dunedin City – approximately 2½ hours' drive). It is located in the Central Otago District.

Dunstan Hospital has been operating in Central Otago since 1863. The modern, purpose-built facility was extensively refurbished in 2005.

The Dunstan Hospital facility includes a 24 acute bed inpatient ward (including a three bed High Dependency Unit) and provides secondary health services to around 28,000 people living in the wider Central Otago and Wanaka regions.

Central Otago Health Services Ltd (COHSL) is the community owned, not-for-profit company which is responsible for providing health services out of Dunstan Hospital.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an integrated health service that is client/patient focused, clinically competent, efficiently delivered, well coordinated, culturally appropriate and meets the changing needs of the COHSL service areas.

COHSL employs over 150 staff and contractors in a range of health disciplines and support services. We participate in teaching a range of health professionals.

Dunstan Hospital does not provide an Accident & Emergency (A&E) Service.  In an emergency dial 111


The inpatient ward is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


  • GP After Hours Service

    After Hours GP Service is an urgent after hours healthcare service which operates from 6pm to 8am - 7 days per week.… More

  • Needs Assessment and Medical Social Work

    8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday
    If a social worker is unavailable a message may be left on the answerphone or with the Community Health Services receptionist.… More

  • Chemotherapy Clinic

    Chemotherapy is available every Wednesday & Thursday.
    NOTE: Chemotherapy is not a 24/7 service.… More

  • Child Development Service

    8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
    The service is provided in the home, community, pre-school or clinic.… More

  • Diabetes Nurse Specialist

    The Diabetes Nurse Specialist Service is based at Dunstan Hospital, and covers the Central Otago/ Lakes District.… More

  • District Nursing Service

    Hours - Alexandra/Cromwell area
    8:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Sunday
    Hours - Wanaka area… More

  • Laboratory (Southern Community Laboratories)

    8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday, then on an on-call basis… More

  • Mobile Surgical Services

    The Mobile Surgical Services bus visits approximately one day every five weeks.… More

  • Occupational Therapy

    8:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday
    Services are provided in the Vincent Ward, clinic or at home.… More

  • Outpatient Clinics

    8:30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
    Referrals are reviewed by Dunedin Hospital specialists to assess against the Ministry of Health criteria, and appointments are made accordingly.… More

  • Pharmacy Services (Unichem Alexandra Pharmacy)

    A pharmacy service to the hospital is provided Monday to Saturday.… More

  • Physiotherapy

    8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
    Physiotherapy Services are provided at Dunstan Hospital to inpatients, outpatients (at the unit) and as home visits if transport is not possible.… More

  • Vincent Ward Inpatient

    Visiting Hours
    2.00pm - 8:00pm daily, or by agreement with staff… More

Contact Details

Dunstan Hospital, Clyde

Central Lakes

Outpatients: Ph (03) 440 4301; Fax (03) 440 4311 

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Postal Address

PO Box 30
Central Otago

This page was last updated at 3:07PM on February 14, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Dunstan Hospital Services.