The Orthopaedic Service provides specialist acute and elective surgery for musculoskeletal problems.  The acute work from within the Otago area covers recreation related trauma, road accidents, bone and joint infections and fractures associated with osteoporosis and the aging population.  Within the elective workload the service provides a full range of hip, knee, foot and ankle and shoulder surgery, paediatric, spinal, hand and arthroscopic surgery. 


Scoliosis surgery is undertaken at Dunedin Hospital as a tertiary service with patients coming from all the DHBs within the South Island. 



Dunedin Hospital, 201 Great King Street

Inpatient Area - Ward 3B (Acute Orthopaedics) and Ward 3C (Elective Orthopaedics) 3rd floor, Main Hospital

Outpatient Clinic - 3rd floor, Main Hospital

Pre-admission Clinic - 3rd floor, Main Hospital

Fracture Clinic - Ground Floor, Main Hospital (Cumberland St entrance)


Contact Details

The Dunedin Hospital telephone number is 03 474 0999, the following are the extension numbers:

  • Ward 3B extn 58907 - Fax 03 474 7907
  • Ward 3C extn 58909 - Fax 03 474 7661
  • Outpatient Clinic extn 59243 - Fax 03 474 7746
  • Pre-admission Clinic extn 59249 - Fax 03 474 7746
  • Fracture Clinic extn 58337 - Fax 03 474 7695