Middlemore Hospital

Health & Medical

Oceania, New Zealand, Auckland

Middlemore Hospital is a major hospital in the suburb of Middlemore, Manukau City, New Zealand. The largest hospital operated by the Counties Manukau District Health Board, it offers tertiary-level (hospital and specialist) care as well as a range of other health and social services for the Counties Manukau. Tertiary specialisations include orthopaedic, maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, dentistry, a burn injury treatment centre as well as facilities for rehabilitation, renal dialysis, and neonatal care. As the Auckland Medical School's South Auckland Clinical School, it is also one of the largest tertiary teaching hospitals of New Zealand. The hospital was founded in 1947, and soon received recognition for its work, especially in plastic surgery and orthopaedics. Around 4,700 staff (equivalent of 3,500 full-time positions) provide treatment to more than 91,000 in-patients and over 354,000 out-patients or day-patients per year (data from approximately 2007). It is also known to care for an above-average share of expecting mothers, staff generally delivering over 20 babies per day.