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Lakes DHB Sleep Service

Public Service, Respiratory


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


The Sleep Service is a department within Respiratory Services at Lakes DHB. Our primary focus is to diagnose and treat patients with disordered breathing during sleep. This section is intended to guide you through your journey with our service.

We provide specialist outpatient services and can support inpatient care, when required.

The department is staffed by sleep nurses, sleep physiologists and medical staff.

Sleep Services include:

  • Sleep Study - test to confirm the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. It is a portable study that you can do from the convenience of your own home.
  • Long term treatment of OSA and follow up - we provide CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment and follow up for assistance in long term treatment.

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

We also provide visiting services to Taupō Hospital.

Referral Expectations

Lakes DHB Sleep service receives numerous referrals every year, with each patient following the same care pathway. We endeavour to assess, investigate, and treat your sleep disorder as quickly as possible. With such a large number of referrals received each year there can be periods of waiting, and we thank you for your patience. It is also important to note there are some sleep disorders our service does not provide specialist care for. If you have been referred for a condition outside our scope we will let your doctor know.


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.


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Procedures/Treatments/Common Conditions

  • What is sleep apnoea?
    Apnoea means no breathing.  Sleep apnoea is the medical term for interruptions in breathing during sleep.… More

  • OSA Diagnosis (Sleep Study)

    Having a sleep study will determine whether you have OSA.… More

  • Treatment for OSA - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is the best standard treatment for OSA.… More


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

Contact Details

Rotorua Hospital


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Taupō Hospital


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 12:33PM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Sleep Service.