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We are working with Bay of Plenty District Health Board to recruit a Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology to based in beautiful Whakatane.

The Hospital and Role

Bay of Plenty DHB provides health services to 215,000 people in one of the fastest growing regions of New Zealand. Whakatane Hospital, in the Eastern Bay, is a new modern facility which was commissioned in 2015.

The Whakatane Hospital maternity service is a Secondary level service with approximately 700 births a year. A Level 2 Special Care Baby Unit is located within the maternity facility. Patients requiring Tertiary care are referred to Waikato and/or Auckland Hospitals. Elective gynaecology services, including full Colposcopy services, are provided locally. They have well-resourced theatre facilities for acute and elective surgery, including minor and major open and minimal access procedures.

You will become a member of a small team of three O & G specialists based in Whakatane, with whom you will share the on call and elective workload. You should therefore be a good team player with a flexible work ethic.

The Location

Whakatane is only 1 hour drive away from Tauranga City, the 5th largest city in NZ. Real estate is very reasonably priced and properties can range from apartment style living, to large detached houses with a garden, or even lifestyle blocks with a couple of acres of land attached. There are daily flights from Whakatane to Auckland, making international flight connections easy. It’s a very nice way of life if you prefer not to be in a city and to be close to the ocean, the community is welcoming and the living is definitely relaxed.

Find out more about the Bay of Plenty and Whakatane here

Next Steps

We have assisted many Doctors in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

Get in touch with Tina for more information on tina@headmedical.com or 0044 131 240 5258

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