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Lakes DHB Gynaecology

Public Service, Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Lakes District Health Board has a team of eight Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who are supported by O&G Registrars, Senior House Officers and nursing staff.

The team works with inpatients at Rotorua Hospital as well as running scheduled outpatient clinics. 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 where we offer regular gynaecology and antenatal clinics.


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, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries, the uterus (womb), which is where a baby may grow if the egg is fertilised, the cervix (neck of the uterus) and the vagina.


Referral Expectations

Appointments to see a consultant gynaecologist are obtained via a referral from your GP or other health specialist. Once a referral is received, it is prioritised based on the referral information and we will inform both you and your GP of the estimated clinic date.


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.


Appointments are available in Rotorua and Taupō during scheduled clinics, by referral only, Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 12.00 and 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm. 

An acute on-call service is provided via a 24-7 roster.

In an Emergency

For medical emergencies, visit the Rotorua or Taupō Hospital Emergency Departments.


Click here to find your nearest community pharmacy.


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

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:21PM on February 14, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Gynaecology.