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Papakura Primary Birthing Unit

Public Service, Maternity, Maternity/Birthing Facilities

Description

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Papakura Obstetric Hospital came into being in 1958 following the takeover from the Auckland Hospital Board. Prior to this time the unit was known as Ellerdine and was established in 1943 - 1944 following the purchasing of the Willis family homestead.

This historical farmhouse is now the home of the Papakura Birthing Unit. It is situated close to the main town centre of Papakura and serves the  Manurewa, Clendon, Wattle Downs, Conifer Grove, Takanini, Papakura, Clevedon, Kawakawa Bay, Ōrere Point, Hunua, Paparimu, Drury, Hingia and Karaka areas. However, women from other areas are also welcome to use this facility.

Features of the unit include:

  • 3 birthing rooms (1x labour pool)
  • Approximately 250 women birth in this Unit per year
  • 600 women return from Middlemore Hospital for their postnatal stay
  • Baby-Friendly Hospital accreditation since October 2007. The unit prides itself in supporting women who choose to breastfeed, with a high exclusive breastfeeding rate on discharge
  • Antenatal clinics by community midwives and lead maternity carers (LMC)
  • Obstetric consultant clinic every Wednesday afternoon for women who require secondary care (higher risk pregnancies). Referral by your LMC/named midwife is required

Referral Expectations

If you are looking for a midwife, please call the unit or go to www.findamidwife.co.nz

Fees and Charges Description

Maternity care in New Zealand is funded by the government for:

  • New Zealand citizens
  • permanent residents
  • those who meet the Ministry of Health eligibility criteria.

To find out if you are eligible for free care, please check the Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora guide to eligibility for public health services.

If you need more help please contact the Eligibility Officer at Middlemore Hospital on 276-0060 or 

If you are not eligible for funded care, you will need to pay the full cost of any care or treatment you have from Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau.

Procedures / Treatments

Complaints and Feedback Procedure

Our staff work to ensure that your care and treatment is of the best standard that we can achieve. If for some reason you are unhappy with any part of your care please let us know about it. Happy feedback is also welcomed. Click here to submit your feedback online. Alternatively you can download and print the patient Feedback Form pamphlet.

Our staff work to ensure that your care and treatment is of the best standard that we can achieve. If for some reason you are unhappy with any part of your care please let us know about it.  Happy feedback is also welcomed.

Click here to submit your feedback online. 

Alternatively you can download and print the patient Feedback Form pamphlet.

Interpreting and Translation Services (ITS)

Welcome to the Te Whatu Counties Manukau Interpreting and Translation Service. ITS is affiliated to Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau and provides interpreting and translation service solutions to a number of government and private agencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As part of our commitment to providing a quality service, interpreting is provided free within Counties Manukau District and to Primary Healthcare providers. The use of interpreters is highly recommended; interpreting services are important to healthcare as they allow complete communication between a patient and the healthcare provider. Failing to use a competent interpreter runs a high risk of inadequate communication that could result in misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. The service currently employs over 230 dedicated interpreters who are available to interpret assignments in more than 90 languages and dialects. We pride ourselves on being able to offer some of the best interpreters who specialise in the areas of Medical, Courts, Police and Government Agency interpreting. Our team of interpreters and translators works to meet service requirements and deadlines by providing interpreting on site, via the telephone or video conferencing. Native speaking interpreters and translators interpret in Asian - African - European - Middle Eastern – and Pacific Island languages. Our booking office is based in the Call Centre at the Manukau SuperClinic in Manurewa, South Auckland. It is staffed by a team of coordinators from 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. After hours requests are managed by the South Pacific Air Ambulance Service who are specialists in dealing with urgent requests. The same booking processes are followed however, due to the urgent nature of after hours requests, you need to phone through details of your request. They will look after the rest. Contact our office on (09) 276 0014 or email

Welcome to the Te Whatu Counties Manukau Interpreting and Translation Service.

ITS is affiliated to Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau and provides interpreting and translation service solutions to a number of government and private agencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As part of our commitment to providing a quality service, interpreting is provided free within Counties Manukau District and to Primary Healthcare providers. The use of interpreters is highly recommended; interpreting services are important to healthcare as they allow complete communication between a patient and the healthcare provider. Failing to use a competent interpreter runs a high risk of inadequate communication that could result in misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

The service currently employs over 230 dedicated interpreters who are available to interpret assignments in more than 90 languages and dialects. We pride ourselves on being able to offer some of the best interpreters who specialise in the areas of Medical, Courts, Police and Government Agency interpreting.

Our team of interpreters and translators works to meet service requirements and deadlines by providing interpreting on site, via the telephone or video conferencing. Native speaking interpreters and translators interpret in Asian - African - European - Middle Eastern – and Pacific Island languages.

Our booking office is based in the Call Centre at the Manukau SuperClinic in Manurewa, South Auckland. It is staffed by a team of coordinators from 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. After hours requests are managed by the South Pacific Air Ambulance Service who are specialists in dealing with urgent requests. The same booking processes are followed however, due to the urgent nature of after hours requests, you need to phone through details of your request. They will look after the rest.

Contact our office on (09) 276 0014 or email

Smokefree Service

Smokefree Service Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau promotes good health and is committed to the Smokefree Policy. At all of our locations: All outdoor areas are smoke free All indoor areas are smoke free The Smokefree Policy applies to: All patients All visitors All staff (including contracted workers) Counties Manukau District provides a smoking cessation service. If you are (or have recently been) a patient at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic or any of our outreach clinics, then you can be referred to this service. Ask any staff member who has been involved in your care to refer you. For more information about Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau Living Smokefree Service and how they can assist you to quit smoking click here.

Smokefree Service

Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau promotes good health and is committed to the Smokefree Policy. At all of our locations:

  • All outdoor areas are smoke free
  • All indoor areas are smoke free

The Smokefree Policy applies to:

  • All patients
  • All visitors
  • All staff (including contracted workers)

Counties Manukau District provides a smoking cessation service. If you are (or have recently been) a patient at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic or any of our outreach clinics, then you can be referred to this service. Ask any staff member who has been involved in your care to refer you.

For more information about Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau Living Smokefree Service and how they can assist you to quit smoking click here.

Information for Pregnant Women

Click here to view numerous information pamphlets for pregnant women.

Click here to view numerous information pamphlets for pregnant women.

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Visiting Hours

Visiting times are between 2.00pm and 8.00pm.
Women need rest to recover during their hospital stay. Visiting times and the number of people allowed to visit are limited.
Fathers of newborn babies are welcome to visit any time during daytime hours. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult and must not run around the ward.
Visitors are restricted to two at a time. If you wish to visit outside these hours, please discuss this with your Midwife beforehand. Please refrain from visiting if you or your children are unwell with illness, including flu or chickenpox.

Refreshments

There are cafes and takeaway shops located within a short walking distance of the Unit.

Public Transport

Public bus and train services are located within a short walking distance of the Maternity Unit.

For further bus or train information, see AT Timetables, or phone 09-366 6400 or toll-free on 0800 10 30 80 if outside the local calling area.

Parking

There is plenty of free parking available to all patients and visitors.

Patients may be set down or picked up from outside the main entrance but this area is also our ambulance access.  Please consider others and remove cars as soon as possible.

Accommodation

The unit consists of the following postnatal room layout:

  • 5 single
  • 2 x two bedded

For women who live in the area and birth at Middlemore Hospital, it is likely that you will need to transfer to Papakura for your postnatal stay.

Security

To keep you and your baby safe, our doors are locked and access is via a buzzer system.  If for any reason you need to leave your room, your baby should be cared for by a relative of your choice or the staff in the unit.

Contact Details

2-4 Clevedon Road
Papakura North
Papakura
Auckland 2110

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Street Address

2-4 Clevedon Road
Papakura North
Papakura
Auckland 2110

Postal Address

1 Clevedon Rd
Papakura
Auckland 2110

This page was last updated at 10:32AM on May 6, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Papakura Primary Birthing Unit.