Rural Hospitals

Rural scenery, southern NZ

The Otago Southland region of New Zealand has six rural hospitals located in smaller townships, as detailed below.  Each offer superb lifestyle opportunities for health professionals with a rural health interest and for those seeking a rural town lifestyle for their families, whilst still being close enough to Dunedin or Invercargill Cities. 

With the exception of Lakes District Hospital in Queenstown (which is owned by Southern District Health Board) the other rural hospitals are community owned generally through a local community trust or company arrangement. Funding for these hospitals comes mostly from the Southern District Health Board, whilst community support and private contracts provide additional revenue.

Our region's rural hospitals have employment opportunities for:

  • Rural Hospital Doctors (Medical Officers of Special Scale)
  • Experienced Nurses and Midwives
  • Allied Health professionals

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Oamaru Hospital, Oamaru

Fact Sheet
Oamaru is situated 113km north of Dunedin City (approx 1 hour 30 mins drive). Oamaru Hospital is a modern, purpose-built facility which opened in 2000 and consists of 30 inpatient beds and 5 maternity beds.  The hospital services the Waitaki District of appoximately 22,000 people. 

Employment enquiries to:

Contact Robert Gonzales, Manager
Email robert.gonzales@healthotago.co.nz
Phone +64 3 433 0290 
Web www.oamaruhospital.co.nz

 

Clutha Health First, Balclutha

Fact Sheet
Balclutha is situated 80m south west of Dunedin City (approx 1 hour drive).  Clutha Health First Hospital opened in 1998 and is a modern hospital consisting of 15 Medical Inpatient beds (including a palliative care bed) and 2 Maternity beds. The hospital services the Clutha District of approximately 17,000 people.

Employment enquiries to:

Contact Ray Anton, Manager
Email ray.anton@chf.co.nz
Phone +64 3 419 0500 
Web www.cluthahealth.co.nz
 

Gore Hospital, Gore

Fact Sheet
Gore is situated 65km north-east of Invercargill City (approximately 55 min drive). Built in 1999, Gore Hospital is a modern 20-bed facility with 12 acute medical beds, 4 assessment, treatment and rehabilitation beds and 4 maternity beds. The hospital services the Gore District in Eastern Southland with approximately 21,000 people.

Employment enquiries to:

 

Contact Karl Metzler
Email karl.metzler@gorehealth.co.nz
Phone +64 3 209 3030 
Web www.gorenz.com
 

 

Maniototo Hospital, Ranfurly

Fact Sheet
Ranfurly is situated 132km north-west of Dunedin City (approximately 1 hour 45 min drive). Maniototo Hospital has 15 beds  comprising 7 Elderly Hospital Level Care, 6 Acute inpatient and 2 Maternity. The hospital services the Maniototo District in Central Otago with a small population of 2000 people in Ranfurly.

Employment enquiries to:

Contact Geoff Foster, Hospital Manager
Email Geoff.mhs@xtra.co.nz
Phone +64 3 444 9420  
Web www.maniototo.co.nz
 

 

Dunstan Hospital, Clyde

Fact Sheet
Clyde is situated 199km north-west of Dunedin City (approximately 2 hours 45 mins drive). Dunstan Hospital was rebuilt and opened in 2005 and is a busy, 24 bed acute inpatient care facility. The hospital services the Central Otago/Wanaka district of approximately 25,000 people.

Employment enquiries to:

Contact Karyn Penno, General Manager
Email karyn.penno@cohealth.co.nz 
Phone +64 3 440 4300 
Web www.cohsl.co.nz
 

 

Lakes District Hospital, Queenstown

Fact Sheet
Queenstown is situated 181 km north of Invercargill City (approximately 2 hours 10 min drive) and is part of the Queenstown Lakes District in Central Otago.  Lakes District Hospital consists of 21 beds, with a mix of maternity, hospital level elderly care and acute medical. The popular tourist destination has 1 million visitors to the district annually, with a permanent population of 23,000.

Employment enquiries to:

 

Contact Jan Strachan 
Email recruitment@southerndhb.govt.nz
Phone +64 3 2145 770