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Gore Hospital Services

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Gore Hospital has 16 inpatient beds for acute medical, and assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for our patients. We have around 800 admissions a year to our inpatient area.

We also have a 24/7 Emergency Department that is equipped with a modern High Dependency Unit (HDU) for severe trauma and critically ill patients. The HDU has full resuscitation facilities and patients can be stabilised in this unit and are often transferred to the ward or to another hospital for specialist intervention.

Gore Hospital offers a wide range of services to their patients including:

  • 24 hour / 7 day Emergency Department 
  • Inpatient and outpatient services, including public and private clinics
  • Maternity
  • Mobile Surgical Services

See below for more information on all services.


  • Emergency Department

    If you require urgent medical attention, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO call an ambulance by dialling 111 or come to the Emergency Department immediately.… More

  • Inpatient Services

    We have 16 inpatient beds available for acute medical and assessment, treatment and rehabilitation patients.… More

  • Outpatient Services

    Gore Hospital has both private and public specialist clinics on a regular basis.… More

  • Patient & Visitor Information

    Gore Hospital is a smoke free environment. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hospital or on the grounds.… More

  • Dietitian

    Gore Hospital provides dietitian services for patients on a part-time basis.… More

  • District Nursing

    Our District Nursing service provides holistic support to patients in their own environment, allowing them to maintain their independence with dignity.… More

  • Laboratory

    Laboratory diagnostic services are provided by Southern Community Laboratories and they are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am until 4:00pm.… More

  • Maternity Services

    Gore Hospital has a modern, comfortable Primary Birthing Unit with a birthing room, lounge and two twin bedrooms with ensuites. … More

  • Meals on Wheels

    To receive Meals on Wheels, a patient must be referred by a GP or another healthcare professional and an assessment will be made by a District Nurse.… More

  • Mobile Surgical Services

    The Mobile Surgical Bus visits Gore Hospital approximately every six weeks to perform low-risk elective day surgery procedures, including minor dental surgery.… More

  • Occupational Therapy

    When an injury, illness or disability limits a person's ability to function, an occupational therapist can help them stay independent.… More

  • Needs Assessment

    Needs assessments are done in conjunction with the Southern District Health Board to support older people in maintaining their independence.… More

  • Physiotherapy

    Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat movement disorders resulting from injury, disease or lifestyle factors.… More

  • Social Work

    Social workers support individuals, whanau and communities to achieve quality of life and empower them to manage their own lives.… More

  • Speech Language Therapy

    Speech language therapy is provided on a part-time basis. Our speech language therapist works closely with patients who have communication problems due to injury or disease, including the identification, remediation and prevention of issues with swallowing and effective communication.… More

  • X-Ray Services

    Pacific Radiology provides X-ray services to Gore Hospital. Most X-rays are free, but there are circumstances where you may be charged.… More

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours at Gore Hospital are 2.00pm to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm



The Health Information Privacy Code (1994) has been developed essentially for health agencies and their consumers and has strict guidelines with regard to your privacy and our obligations to assist you in protecting your privacy while you are a patient at Gore Hospital.

The Code covers how healthcare providers should collect, record, store and disclose an individual's health information. The code also allows that health providers can share your information with other agencies as appropriate. Only authorised people entitled to view the information in the course of providing and evaluating services to the patient shall have access to individual health records. For more information on the Health Information Privacy Code visit the Privacy Commissioner website at:

Information obtained by staff at Gore Hospital about you is held in strictest confidence and is used for your ongoing healthcare.

If you feel your privacy has been breached in any way you can contact the Chief Executive, Gore Hospital, or the Privacy Commissioner.

  • Contact: Chief Executive, Gore Hospital Ph: (03) 2093030
  • Privacy Commissioner Ph: 0800 803 909

Access To Personal Medical Records

All patients have the right of access to their own personal medical records. Information shall be made available to a patient upon request unless a reason exists under the Health Information Privacy Code (1994) for withholding it. Patients can inspect their health record and are entitled to request a copy of all of it, or a selected part of it.
To ensure records are provided to authorised people only, we may ask for the identity of the person making the request to be verified. It is acceptable for a patient to request or authorise another person to access their records on their behalf. A written authority is required.

Please write to, or contact, Medical Records, Gore Hospital, P O Box 274 Gore 9740, if you wish to view or have copies of your records. If you are an inpatient and wish to view your medical records, please ask the nursing or medical staff.

Release of Information

As a patient, you can if you wish to do so, request that no information is released about you or your presence in hospital. Please do not hesitate to discuss with your nurse if you do not want any information released.

Contact Details

Gore Hospital


Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (03) 209 3021

9 Birch Lane
Southland 9710

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Street Address

9 Birch Lane
Southland 9710

Postal Address

Gore Health Ltd
PO Box 274
GORE 9740

This page was last updated at 10:21AM on March 14, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Gore Hospital Services.