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What is Gynaecology?
Gynaecology is the area of medicine that deals with health issues and conditions that are specific to women. This generally includes the female reproductive organs and genitalia. The reproductive organs consist of the ovaries that release an egg every month, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries, the uterus (womb), which is where a baby will grow if the egg is fertilised during sexual intercourse, the cervix (opening of the uterus) and the vagina.
What is Gynaecology Oncology?
Gynaecology oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system, including cancer of the uterus, ovary, cervix, vulva and vagina.  Specialists in this field have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers.


Services / Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Women's Clinics - Level 3 North

    The Women's Clinics area is located on Level 3 North, Wellington Regional Hospital.… More

  • Women's Clinics at Kenepuru Hospital

    The satellite clinics are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays several times a month.… More

  • Women's Clinics - Ultrasound

    Ultrasound provides a comprehensive scanning service for obstetrics, prenatal diagnosis and treatment, and gynaecological scanning.… More

  • Women's Clinics - Acute Assessment

    The Acute Assessment Unit acts as a front door to the Women's Health Service for women requiring acute assessment for obstetric and gynaecological conditions.… More

  • Women's Clinics - Te Mahoe

    For further information please view the Healthpoint page:-

    Capital & Coast DHB Termination of Pregnancy & Counselling Service - Te Mahoe Unit More

  • Gynaecology and Gynaecology Oncology Inpatient (Ward 4 North Pod A)

    Women who are undergoing gynaecology surgery or investigations may spend time in the gynaecology inpatient area.… More PDF

  • Gynaecology - Day Stay

    We look forward to welcoming you to Ward 4 North as a day stay patient.… More PDF

  • After your Amniocentesis or CVS

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  • Anti-D Immunoglobulin for Rh Negative Women

    Anti-D immunoglobulin for Rh negative women who have miscarried or have had a sensitising event is prescribed and ordered by the GP or LMC from the Blood Centre during working hours Monday to Friday.… More

  • Bartholin's Cyst and Abscess

    There are two small glands on each side of the vaginal wall, called the Bartholin’s glands, which secrete mucous.… More PDF

  • Bowel Preparation Pre-Surgery (Gynaecology)

    Your specialist has discussed the need for a bowel surgery preparation to commence 2 days prior to your planned gynaecology surgery.… More PDF

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is the growth of abnormal cells around the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More

  • Colposcopy

    A colposcopy is a detailed examination of the cervix (entrance to the uterus) with a specially lit microscope (colposcope).… More

  • Cone Biopsy

    A cone biopsy is carried out to remove abnormal cells from the cervix.… More PDF

  • Dilatation & Curettage (D&C) or Examination under Anaesthesia (EUA)

    This is an operation where the cervix (entrance to the uterus) is dilated and a small spoon-like instrument with a long handle (curette), is inserted to remove tissue and sent to the laboratory for examination.… More PDF

  • Ectopic Pregnancy

    An ectopic pregnancy is where the fertilised egg implants outside the uterus (womb), most commonly in the fallopian tube (the tube that connects the ovary to the uterus).… More PDF

  • Endometrial Ablation

    The endometrium is the lining of your uterus (womb). Endometrial ablation is the surgical removal or destruction of this lining.… More PDF

  • Endometriosis

    The endometrium is the name of the tissue that lines your uterus (womb).… More

  • Fibroids

    Fibroids are noncancerous growths or tumours on the muscular part of the uterus (womb); sometimes they are also called myomas.… More PDF

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is when female hormones (oestrogen by itself or with progesterone) are given to a woman during or after menopause when the production of oestrogen by the ovaries declines.… More

  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum

    Nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms experienced in early pregnancy, with approximately 50-80% of women experiencing nausea and 50% of pregnant women experiencing vomiting.… More PDF

  • Hysterectomy

    A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb). A hysterectomy is a treatment for many different diseases and conditions and it can be done through the vagina or through a cut in the abdomen. More PDF

  • Hysteroscopy

    This is an operation where the cervix (entrance to the uterus) is dilated and a hysteroscope (small lighted mini telescope) is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix so the specialist can see the inside of the uterus.… More PDF

  • Laparoscopy

    Many gynaecological investigations are performed by laparoscopy. This is a procedure to view the inside of the abdomen (stomach) through a specially lit type of mini telescope (laparoscope) that is inserted through a small cut in the abdomen.… More PDF

  • Laparotomy

    A laparotomy is a cut into the lower abdominal wall and is done under a general anaesthetic.… More PDF

  • Lichen Sclerosus

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  • LLETZ Treatment of the Cervix

    LLETZ (large loop excision of the transformation zone) treatment to remove abnormal cells from your cervix.… More PDF

  • Lymphedema

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  • Menopause

    Menopause is the time when your periods will become irregular and stop.… More

  • Menstrual Problems

    Menstruation is the medical name for your period. This is when blood and tissue from the lining of the uterus (womb) is shed through the vagina and out of the body.… More

  • Miscarriage

    Many miscarriages happen without any obvious cause – approximately 1 in 5 pregnancies miscarry.… More PDF

  • Wellington Miscarriage Support Group

    Support and information for women and their families who have lost a baby through miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.… More

  • Molar Pregnancy

    A molar pregnancy is known medically as a “Hydatidiform Mole”.… More PDF

  • Oophorectomy

    An oophorectomy is an operation to remove one or both ovaries.… More

  • Ovarian Cysts

    An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac or pouch in the ovary.  In most cases, the cyst grows as a result of ovulation (when the egg is released from the ovary), and it will usually shrink over time.… More

  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

    As part of their fertility treatment, many women take medication by tablets or injections to stimulate their ovaries to produce many egg sacs (follicles).… More PDF

  • Pap Smear

    A Pap smear is a test to check for signs of cancer on the cervix (entrance to the uterus).… More

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that can cause you to have a variety of symptoms, including no periods or irregular periods, increased hair growth on the face and body, acne (pimples) and increased bodyweight.… More

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Many women experience feelings of tension, anger, fatigue and depression just before and during the first days of their menstrual period.… More

  • Pre-operative Carbohydrate Loading

    For gynaecology oncology patients as directed by your surgeon More PDF

  • Prolapse Repair

    If the uterus (womb) or bladder slips out of position, this is referred to as a prolapse.… More PDF

  • Punch Biopsy of the Cervix

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  • Retrograde Trial Removal Of Catheter (RTROC)

    A catheter is used to drain urine and to give your bladder a period of rest until the bladder is able to function normally again.… More PDF

  • Ring Pessaries - Patient Information

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  • Suprapubic Catheter

    A suprapubic urinary catheter is a normal urinary catheter which is inserted into your bladder through a surgically made incision in the front of the abdomen.… More PDF

  • Trans-urethral Sling

    Sling procedures are common surgical operations to stop stress incontinence.… More PDF

  • Urinary Diary

    More PDF

  • Urinary Incontinence

    A person with urinary incontinence is unable to control the release of urine from their bladder.… More

  • Vaginal Infections

    The most common vaginal infections are yeast infections (also called candidiasis or thrush), trichomoniasis, or bacterial infections (also called bacterial vaginosis).… More

  • Vulval Punch Biopsy

    More PDF

  • Vulvectomy

    More PDF

  • Wide Local Excision of the Vulva

    More PDF


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

Non-residents may be required to pay for their healthcare. If you were not born in New Zealand and have not previously shown evidence of residency you should bring your passport with you on your first visit to the hospital for verification.

To check if you will need to pay, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

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You can purchase meals from:

  • Fuel 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 7:30am - 5:30pm Mon to Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm Sat and Sun.

Travel Directions

Finding your way Around
You will find maps and signs throughout the hospital.
Maps Of Wellington Regional Hospital

If you’re unsure of where to go, please ask a staff member. All staff members wear identity cards and are happy to help you.

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.

For information about train timetables and fares, visit the TranzMetro 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

Monday to Friday

0 - 20 mins


20 mins - 1 hour


1 - 2 hours


2 - 3 hours


3 - 4 hours


4 - 5 hours


5+ hours


Saturday and Sunday

0 - 1 hour


1 - 2 hours


2 - 3 hours


3 - 4 hours


4+ hours


Wellington Hospital map showing public car parking.

Car Park Management
Care Park manage the hospital car park in accordance with the CCDHB 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 CCDHB 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.


Whanau Care Services
Accommodation at Te Pehi Parata Whanau Whare for patients & whanau.
Temporary accommodation is provided for patients and whanau who are supporting an inpatient from outside the Capital & Coast District Health Board region.
Sometimes patients who are booked to have surgery at Wellington Hospital need to come in before their operation to be assessed by the doctors or nurses. They may be asked to be at hospital early on the morning of their surgery. This can be difficult for patients who live out of the Wellington region.
Accommodation is limited with pre-booking advised. There is one room per whanau for three or four people depending on availability.
Book through Whanau Care Services between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The cost of a room is $30.00 a night with a $10.00 refundable key bond.

Motels -There are several motels in the area that have reasonable prices.


Medications are dispensed to inpatients while they are in hospital by the hospital pharmacy.

Retail pharmacies can be located in the Newtown shopping area which is a 10-minute walk from the hospital.


Security orderlies are on duty 24 hours a day. They patrol all of the facilities on the hospital site.

The hospital and wards are locked down each night at 8:30pm. Security orderlies are stationed at the front of the hospital - Level 2 (enter from Riddiford Street Newtown).


Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access is through the main entrance of Wellington Regional Hospital. Entry is via Riddiford Street, Newtown, or the underground carpark. 

There are card and coin telephones in all the main corridors and foyers. If you cannot find one, please ask a staff member. Phone cards are available from the Atrium shop, main atrium foyer, Level 2 (Entry via Riddiford Street Newtown).

Banking Services
There is an ASB ATM cashflow machine in the main atrium foyer, Level 2, entry via Riddiford Street Newtown. This machine accepts most major cards. Branches of most banks can be found in Newtown, a five minute walk south from the Main Entrance on Riddiford Street.

NZ Post
A NZ Post box is located in the main atrium foyer, Level 2, entry via Riddiford Street Newtown. 

Flowers, Gifts, Letters and Parcels
Flowers, gifts, letters or parcels should be clearly marked with the patient’s name and ward. Flowers are not allowed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Send letters and parcels to the address below:

Wellington Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington 6242

For delivery of flowers and gifts, the address is:

Wellington Hospital
Riddiford Street
Newtown 6021

Contact Details

Inpatients Ward 4 North Pod A: (04) 806 0880
Women's Clinics: (04) 806 0764
Ultrasound Scanning: (04) 806 0763

Gynaecology and Gynaecology Oncology inpatients - Ward 4 North, Pod A, Level 4, Wellington Regional Hospital.

Women's Clinics - Te Mahoe, Acute Assessment, Ultrasound and Outpatient clinics are located on Level 3 North, Wellington Regional Hospital.

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Gynaecology and Gynaecology Oncology inpatients - Ward 4 North, Pod A, Level 4, Wellington Regional Hospital.

Women's Clinics - Te Mahoe, Acute Assessment, Ultrasound and Outpatient clinics are located on Level 3 North, Wellington Regional Hospital.

Postal Address

Wellington Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington South

This page was last updated at 11:20AM on August 14, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Women's Health Gynaecology Service.