Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital provides patients in the Central Lakes region with greater access to quality elective surgery closer to home.

Over time, we will provide a wide range of specialist surgery, including orthopaedics, ophthalmology, urology, gynaecology, plastic, and general surgery.

While accident and emergency services are not part of the service we offer, we will be providing planned surgery for patients who are eligible through ACC.

Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital entrance
New hospital opens in Whakatipu

A new independent hospital for the Central Lakes region, the Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital, was formally opened on Friday 10 December 2021, offering the local community more convenient access to elective surgical services.

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Making a difference to the community

We look forward to improving the health and wellbeing of our community by providing more convenient access to quality surgical care in the Central Lakes area.

While a private hospital, services can be provided to both privately and publicly funded patients to support broader access to healthcare in the region.


A partnership with Southern Cross Healthcare

Our name, Southern Cross Central Lakes Hospital, is an expression of the fifty-fifty joint-venture partnership between Central Lakes Trust and Southern Cross Healthcare. The facility will be managed by Southern Cross Healthcare like a Southern Cross hospital.