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Lakes DHB Renal Satellite Unit

Public Service, Nephrology


7:00 AM to 9:30 PM.


The Lakes Renal Satellite Unit currently provides outpatient haemodialysis to patients six days per week, 52 weeks per year.

The Renal Satellite Unit has been based on Pukeroa Hill, Rotorua Hospital since mid-2006. A total of 12 chairs are utilised six days a week.  

The Lakes RSDU is a satellite of the Regional Renal Service (tertiary centre at Waikato District Health Board).

We also have three Peritoneal Dialysis Clinical Specialty Nurses who work out of the Renal Satellite Unit to assist clients in the community.

Where is the Renal Satellite Unit? See the Rotorual Hospital Grounds map here.

Referral Expectations

Patients are referred via Waikato Renal Service.


New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.


7:00 AM to 9:30 PM.

Mon7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Tue7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Thu7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sat7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Open all public holidays, excluding Christmas Day 
 Peritoneal Dialysis 
Monday - Friday  8.00am - 4.30pm
Closed public holidays


  • Haemodialysis

    Haemodialysis involves the use of a machine, which pumps the blood in a circuit from the body through an artificial kidney, and back to the body.… More

  • Peritoneal Dialysis

    Peritoneal Dialysis is a treatment modality for patients with CKD (chronic kidney disease) which is managed by health consumers at home.… More


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Contact Details

  • Clinical Specialty Nurses

    Ext 7864

  • Clinical Nurse Manager

    Ext 8698

  • Nurses' Station

    Ext 7785

Pukeroa Hill
Rotorua Hospital Grounds

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Street Address

Pukeroa Hill
Rotorua Hospital Grounds

Postal Address

Rotorua Hospital
Private Bag 3023
Rotorua Mail Centre
Rotorua 3046

This page was last updated at 11:18AM on July 26, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Renal Satellite Unit.