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Southern Cross Brightside Hospital

Private Hospital

3 Brightside Road
Auckland 1023


Southern Cross Brightside Hospital was established originally on its central Auckland (Epsom) site in the 1940s. The hospital was completely rebuilt to modern, high tech specifications and officially re-opened in 2000.  In 2009 it underwent a partial refurbishment which was completed in 2010. Brightside is a four-theatre hospital, providing 49 in-patient beds, and has a staff of around 100.  The hospital counts amongst its special features a Visual/Digital theatre, Laminar Flow theatre and state-of-the-art theatre equipment. Late in 2009 Brightside opened a preadmission clinic which has proven a success when refining the patient's journey. March 2011 Brightside opened an Intermediate Care facility, higher monitoring capacity than a ward bed but not quite as intense as high dependancy. This facility has enabled us to care for patients with higher acuities that in the past may not have been admitted to Brightside.

The hospital undertakes around 5,000 operations a year through the credentialled specialists who operate there. Brightside Hospital is proud to be able to offer a wide range of surgical intervention and post-operative care, that meets the patients’ requirements.

Surgery undertaken includes orthopaedics, urological, gynaecological, plastics, oral and general surgery. The hospital is best known for its gynaecological, orthopaedics and urological care which, in some instances, has led the way in New Zealand. Brightside was the first hospital in New Zealand to offer brachytherapy, a new type of treatment for some people with prostate cancer.

Rooms for overnight stay are comfortable, with ensuites, telephone, refrigerator, tea making facilities and television in all rooms. Quality meals are provided for overnight patients. Visitor meals can be arranged if requested early in the day, for a reasonable charge. Daily newspapers are also available. All rooms are centrally heated and air conditioned in summer.


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Visiting Hours

Visitor hours are 11am to 8.30pm and can be restricted by request.


We do not have an inhouse cafe but there is a vending machine located in the basement which is accessible to visitors and patients if required. 


Ample visitor parking is available.


Brightside has mostly single rooms but we do still have a number of double rooms and the Intermediate Care Faciltiy houses three patients.


Brightside does not have an in-house pharmacy.


Brightside has a number CCTV cameras in and around the hospital.  These cameras assist us to keep our visitors, patients, staff and the building safe and secure. 

  • Phone

    (09) 925 4200

  • Email

Surgeons can be contacted at their private consultation rooms.


3 Brightside Road
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

3 Brightside Road
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

PO Box 26064
Auckland 1344