Northland maternity facilities

This page lists the maternity facilities available in the Northland 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 Northland. If you have more complex maternity needs which require specialist, multidisciplinary care, you’ll generally be referred to a maternity facility in Auckland DHB instead. 

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

Secondary maternity facilities

Whangarei Hospital

Contact and address

Address Whangarei Hospital
Hospital Road
Website Maternity Service – Whangarei Hospital
Phone 09 430 4100

Primary maternity facilities

Bay of Islands Hospital

Contact and address

Address Bay of Islands Hospital
Hospital Road
PO Box 290
Website Maternity Unit – Bay of Islands Hospital
Phone 09 404 0280 ext 5831
Freephone 0800 246 222
Fax 09 404 2853


  • Two birthing rooms – pool available
  • Four postnatal beds
  • Located within rural community hospital

Kaitaia Hospital

Contact and address

Address Kaitaia Hospital Maternity Ward
Level 1, Kaitaia Hospital
Redan Road
Website Maternity Unit – Kaitaia Hospital
Phone 09 408 0010 ext 4864
Fax 09 408 8655


  • Birthing rooms with pool
  • Located within community hospital
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