Healthcare on your Doorstep

Welcome to Pohlen hospital, a private 33-bed charitable trust hospital. The land and capital for the buildings was all donated, in fact, 180,000 pounds was gifted from Joseph Pohlen (to go towards the building of a district general hospital) and this is where we get our name, Pohlen Hospital.

The hospital is independent of the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) but is governed by a Board of Trustees who represent our community, however Pohlen does hold key WDHB contracts for areas of care including Maternity,  Primary (GP Beds), Aged Care, Transitional, Palliative and End of Life, Respite and Carer Support. Therefore, if our patients receive care under these contracts, their care in most cases, is free.

Pohlen has a range of in-house services and consultants that our patients can access if required.

Our commitment is to our patients and our goal is to assist you and your loved ones in any capacity you require. Our friendly professional staff will take the time to get to know you and your family, so your care can be personalized and you can be sure that your wishes respected.

We are situated in the heart of Matamata, with lovely gardens and views of the Kaimai Ranges.  We have single rooms with ensuites and share rooms, all of which have outdoor access. There is also four Maternity rooms and two delivery suites.

Pohlen Hospital also has strong links and connections with the local churches.




Proud to offer:

Aged Care
End of Life Care
Carer Support Care
Primary Care (GP Beds)
Postoperative Care
Maternity Care

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Visiting Consultants:

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Plastic Surgery
Diabetes Retinal Screening

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Have questions about Pohlen Hospital?

Do you have further questions about Pohlen Hospital or The Pohlen Foundation Trust?
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