MidCentral maternity facilities

This page lists the maternity facilities available in the MidCentral area.

Secondary maternity facilities are designed for women and babies who experience complications and may require care from an obstetrician, anaesthetist, paediatrician as well as a midwife. Well women may use these facilities in the absence of other maternity facilities in their area.

Primary maternity facilities are designed for well women who have no complications during pregnancy. They’re run and staffed by midwives.

There are no tertiary maternity facilities in MidCentral. If you have more complex maternity needs which require specialist, multidisciplinary care, you’ll generally be referred to a maternity facility in Capital & Coast DHB instead.

For information on the different kinds of maternity facility, see Where to give birth.

Secondary maternity facilities

Palmerston North Hospital

Contact and address

Address 50 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North
Website Palmerston North Hospital
Phone 06 356 9169

Primary maternity facilities

Dannevirke Rural Community Hospital

Contact and address

Address Barraud Street
Website Dannevirke Rural Community Hospital
Phone 06 374 5691
Fax 06 374 5693


  • Three maternity beds, birthing and postnatal care
  • Located in rural community hospital

Horowhenua Health Centre

Contact and address

Address Liverpool Street
Phone 06 366 0888
Fax 06 366 0041


  • Maternity beds located within rural community hospital


Contact and address


Level 1, Kent and Little Building
29 Queen Street West,

Phone 06 368 1668


  • Offers birthing at home, in the Levin Maternity Hospital and at Palmerston North Hospital

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