Lakes District Health Board

Lakes District Health Board plans, funds and provides hospital and health services to just over 100,000 people in the local authority. Hospital and community services are provided from two key facilities – Rotorua and Taupo hospitals – and some services are delivered from offsite facilities.

Clinical services include acute, emergency and inpatient services; elective inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services; mental health services; a range of secondary level diagnostic services; community nursing and some allied services.

There are 180 beds at Rotorua Hospital, including the Special Care Baby Unit, Maternity and Mental Health.

Rotorua is a region rich in stunning landscapes beckoning life’s explorers. It is famous for its geothermal activity, Maori cultural experiences and it hosts some of the best mountain biking tracks in the world.

Taupo hospital is a level 2 hospital providing some medical and rehabilitation services with ambulatory clinics and day stay surgery. At Taupo hospital, they aim to provide excellent sustainable services for its resident population of 34,000 and their thriving tourist and thrill seeking visitors.

The town of Taupo is found beside the largest fresh water lake in Australasia, Lake Taupo. Roughly the size of Singapore, Lake Taupo and its surrounding area offers opportunities for many outdoor activities and water sports.

Lakes DHB’s mission is to:

  • Improve health for all
  • Maximise independence for people with disabilities
  • And with tangata whenua, support a focus on health.

See it for yourself in the video below.