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Lakes DHB Obstetrics

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Description

Service delivery during COVID-19

Alert Level Service Delivery
Level 4

Antenatal Clinic appointment done by phone (virtual)

If face-to-face visit required by the Consultant, patient only - no support person allowed

Women are called the day before for COVID-19 screening questions

Women to wait in care until text recieved to come into clinic for visit.

Level 3

Antenatal Clinic appointment done by phone (virtual)

If face-to-face visit required by the Consultant, patient only - no support person allowed

Women are called the day before for COVID-19 screening questions

Women to wait in care until text recieved to come into clinic for visit.

Level 2 Normal service resumes
Level 1 Normal service continues

The Lakes DHB Obstetrics team works closely with Maternity Services, providing specialist treatment for women during pregnancy, labour and birth.

Obstetricians work within the Rotorua Hospital Perinatal Inpatient Unit and Birthing Unit, as well as running scheduled outpatient clinics in Rotorua and Taupō. An acute on-call service is provided via a 24-7 roster.

Where to find us: see here for the Rotorua Hospital map.

A visiting outpatient service is also provided at Taupō Hospital.

What is Obstetrics?

Obstetrics is the area of medicine concerned with the treatment of women during pregnancy (antenatal), labour and birth, and the time after childbirth (postnatal). Once pregnancy has been confirmed, regular antenatal checks should be performed by a midwife, GP or obstetrician (doctor who is specialised in obstetrics). In the first 28 weeks, these checks will be done every month but will increase as the pregnancy progresses.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

Referral to the obstetrics team is through your lead maternity carer or GP. You can be referred to our services at any time throughout your pregnancy.

Click here to find an LMC or call 0800 MUM 2 BE (0800 686 223) toll free.

Charges

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.

Pharmacy

Click here to find your nearest community pharmacy.

Other

Click on the location links for more information on your trip to Rotorua Hospital or Taupō Hospital, including:

Contact Details

Rotorua Hospital

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Taupō Hospital

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This page was last updated at 2:43PM on April 30, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Obstetrics.