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Thames Hospital

Thames Hospital is a secondary level hospital 100 kilometres north of Hamilton. It serves the Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and Paeroa areas. Thames Hospital has a 24 hour emergency department, and covers the usual range of general surgery and general medicine.  Thames Hospital is part of the Waikato District Health Board.



610 Mackay Street
Thames 3500

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Facilities and amenities


Karaka Hostel

Short-term accommodation for people from out of town, including outpatients, people preparing for surgery or after surgery (with caregiver), and supporters of patients in hospital.

07 868 0040

Te Punanga Kuaka

Te Punanga Kuaka is an emergency accommodation for family/whānau from out of the Thames area who have loved ones admitted into the hospital.

While family/whānau in these circumstances will always be given priority, special consideration may be given to family/whānau whose situation puts them outside these criteria.

Inpatients with family/whānau who may need the accommodation facility, please contact your nurse.

07 868 0040

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 3pm

11am- 1.30pm and 4pm - 8pm daily

If you need to visit at other times, please discuss this with the ward in advance.