The New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association member hospitals are constantly reviewing the situation on Novel Coronavirus – COVID-19.

Our member hospitals have clear guidelines for all patients, staff and visitors, to protect everyone’s health and wellbeing.

Please contact the relevant individual private surgical hospital if you are booked in for elective surgery.

For additional advice we recommend you phone Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and visit the Ministry of Health website.


New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association


The New Zealand Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) was established in 2005 to represent the interests of private surgical hospitals’ within New Zealand. Members were previously represented by the New Zealand Private Hospitals Association (NZPHA).


NZPSHA promotes excellence in healthcare and our mission is promoting, positioning and connecting the private surgical hospital sector in New Zealand.


NZPSHA members provide procedures for approximately 171,359 patients every year representing around 50% of all elective surgery performed in New Zealand. That proportion of elective surgery is growing in response to the increasing needs of New Zealand’s ageing population and the constraints on the ability of the public sector to meet those needs.

Better Care Starts with Us!

Dunedin's Mercy Hospital wins two prestigious awards


Mercy Hospital won both the non-clinical and the clinical categories of the NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association’s (NZPSHA) Leaders in Quality 2018 awards.

The Quality awards are presented bi-annually and recognise excellence across its 27 members spread across 39 private surgical facilities throughout New Zealand.



Public health system needs a tri-partisan approach


A party politics’ free approach is critical to securing future sustainability of our health services, NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association president Richard Whitney says. 

His comments follow Health Minister Dr David Clark’s announced intention to terminate the National Health Targets including the national patient flow project. 





Private hospitals can reduce burden on struggling DHBs


Media reported recently that emergency departments are very busy and hospitals may not be able to cope with the lethal strain of flu set to hit New Zealand this winter. 

The NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA) vice president, Dr Lloyd McCann, says it has spare capacity that will take the load off struggling DHB's.


Call us today on 0800 469 774 (0800 4NZPSHA)