Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s low risk maternity unit Waioha reopens

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s low risk birthing unit Waioha will re-open, after being closed to be used as an isolation ward for maternity patients as part of Hawke’s Bay DHB’s COVID-19 response.

Midwifery director Jules Arthur said as of today (Monday 8 June) the unit would return to its normal function as a primary birthing unit.

“We are very pleased to re-open Waioha, and we know a lot of expectant Mums will be delighted with this news as well.”

Screening and access for pregnant women and support people remains from the Ata Rangi labour and birthing suite door, Gate 4 entrance from Canning Road.

More information on Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s dedicated low risk birthing unit Waioha can be found here.

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