Nelson Marlborough maternity facilities

This page lists the maternity facilities available in the Nelson and Marlborough areas.

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 Nelson Marlborough. 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

Nelson Hospital

Contact and address

Address Tipahi Street
Nelson South
Website Maternity – Nelson Marlborough DHB
Phone 03 546 1800

Wairau Hospital

Contact and address

Address 3 Hospital Road
Website Maternity – Nelson Marlborough DHB
Phone 03 520 9999

Primary maternity facilities

Golden Bay Community Hospital

Contact and address

Address Corner of Takaka Valley Highway & Central Takaka Road
Central Takaka Road   
Phone 03 525 9808


  • Maternity services located in rural community hospital
  • Labour and birth facilities and postnatal care

Motueka Maternity Unit

Contact and address

Address 15 Courtney Street
Port Motueka
Phone 03 528 1176
Mobile 027 526 8550
Postal address Maternity Services Ltd
PO Box 44
Motueka 7120


  • Single and double beds available
  • Birth pool
  • Provide care for labour and birth and for postnatal transfers
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