Hospital Services

There are a number of services offered at Pohlen Hospital. These include:

General Medical Involves:

GP Beds
Maternity Care
Convalescent Care
Private Care
Respite Care

Aged Care Involves:

Hospital and Rest Home Care
Transitional Care
Palliative Care
Outdoor Exercise
Rehab Facility

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a Volunteer service whereby members of the community use their own transport to deliver lunchtime meals. The cost is $14.00 for a main meal and $18.00 for a main meal and dessert.

Anyone in the Matamata Township can receive Meals on Wheels. Call Pohlen Hospital for more information on 07 8819100 ext 2

Pohlen Pals

Pohlen Pals are our volunteers that help with the patients in the patient lounge

GP Beds

GP Beds are primary care inpatient services for an acute episode of illness for people that cannot be managed at home. Expected maximum length of stay is 7 days. The service is available for patients of all ages, although because children’s conditions can deteriorate rapidly it is unlikely that they would be referred to this service. GP Bed patients use the new 4 bedded observation ward in the south end of the building which is situated next to the General Practice.

Convalescent Care

This is a similar service to that of Transitional Care, however, it does not have the same age criteria and is funded from a different source at the District Health Board. Referral is directly from the medical wards at Waikato Hospital and a Waikato Hospital order number needs to be provided before we can accept the referral.

Private Care

Pohlen Hospital can provide private hospital care for those who do not meet the necessary DSL criteria for funded beds or who wish to extend their stay after the funder’s of their service has deemed them well enough to be discharged. Please talk to us about your needs.

Respite Care

These beds are for the short term care of those clients who are cared for in the community by a full-time career. Respite care is allocated a number of days per year – usually 28. If you require more advice please see your GP.


Proud to offer:

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

See Services


Visiting Consultants:

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

See Consultants