GOING TO HOSPITAL
Going to Hospital
Find out up to date information about your local public and private health services, clinics and hospitals.
Your Doctor may refer you to another medical specialist or hospital. If you are referred to a private or public health service, a visit to the Healthpoint website will provide information about:
Travel directions, contact details, public transport options, parking, maps, accomodation, refreshments, available services etc. For Patient and Shopping Shuttle information visit www.mecoss.org.nz.
A description of the service, what to expect at your appointment, contact details, referral criteria, patient information pamphlets and information about common conditions, treatments and procedures.
Information about the consultants working in that service including contact details, qualifications, interests and subspecialties.
Other useful information
Patient rights, support groups and government organisations.
Healthpoint profiles over 600 services with more than 300,000 pages viewed per month. The information about a service is approved, regularly reviewed and updated by clinicians from that individual service.