Whanganui maternity facilities

This page lists the maternity facilities available in the Whanganui 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 Whanganui. 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

Whanganui Hospital

Contact and address

Address 100 Heads Road
Website Whanganui Hospital
Phone 06 348 1234

Primary maternity facilities

Otaihape Health Centre

Contact and address

Address 3 Hospital Road
Phone 06 388 0926


  • Birthing and postnatal care

Waimarino Health

Contact and address

Address 38 Seddon Street
Phone 06 385 5019
Fax 06 385 5021


  • Located with rural community health centre
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