Welcome to Pohlen Hospital

We have restricted visiting by appointment only, please contact us on 07 881 9100 ext 2 to arrange.


Pohlen Foundation have the opportunity to renovate a 1980s home situated on Koromiko Place in Matamata, and with the help of the community, the profits from an agreed price and the renovated house sale will all go to Pohlen Foundation for Pohlen Hospital.



Welcome to Pohlen Hospital, a private 33-bed charitable trust hospital. The land and capital for the buildings was all donated, with 180,000 pounds gifted by Joseph Pohlen (to go towards the building of a district general hospital). The facility is named after the major donor.

The hospital is independent of the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) but is governed by a Board of Trustees which represent the 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 patients receive care under these contracts their care, in most cases, is free.

Pohlen has a range of in-house services and consultants that 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 personalised 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  local churches.



Order the Celebrating 50 years of Pohlen book here


Proud to offer:

Aged Care
End of Life Care
Carer Support Care
Primary Care (GP Beds)
Post-Operative Care
Maternity Care

See Services


Visiting Consultants:

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

See Consultants