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Located on the corner of Tuakau Rd and Kitchener Rd, at the base of Pukekohe Hill. Adjacent to the Pukekohe Aged Care and other outpatient services. Area coverage extends east to Kaiaua, south to Meremere, west to Port Waikato up to Waiuku and the Awhitu Peninsula and north to Drury. However, low risk women from other areas are also welcome to use this facility.

The Primary Birthing Unit facilities include:

  • two spacious birthing rooms that have large pools used for relaxation during labour and/or giving birth
  • eight single rooms (two with a shared ensuite) and 1 double room are available for postnatal inpatient care 
  • approximately 300 births per year
  • another 350-450 women return to the Unit postnatally for inpatient care after birth
  • Baby Friendly Hospital accreditation since 2014, the Unit prides itself in supporting women who choose to breastfeed, with a high exclusive breastfeeding rate on discharge
  • a large team of Self Employed Lead Maternity Carers hold clinics at the unit
  • the Pukekohe Maternity Resource Centre operates Monday to Friday where you can find a midwife, information about our pregnancy and other helpful resources
  • Obstetric Consultant clinic every Thursday
  • DHB community midwife clinics 2 days per week
  • La Leche League breastfeeding support group on the first Monday of the month between 10am to 12pm, for all mums in the community
  • Lactation Consultant clinic Thursday afternoons (LMC referral required).

 

For further information about maternity services offered by this and other Counties Manukau District Health Board Primary Birthing Units, please click here.

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