Pohlen Hospital - Maternity Unit & Aged Care Services Matamata

 Pohlen hospital is a private 33 bed Charitable Trust Hospital.  The land and capital for the buildings were donated.  The Hospital is governed by a Board of Trustees representing our community.
Pohlen is independent of Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) however it does hold key WDHB contracts which include these areas of care:

  • Primary Care (GP Beds)

  • Aged Care

  • Transitional Care

  • Palliative Care / End of Life

  • Maternity Care

  • Respite / Carer Support

This means that if patients receive care under these contracts their care is free in most cases.
The Pohlen Hospital Trust Board provides Governance for the Hospital.  Please click here to view the current Board of Trustees.  

The Pohlen Foundation Trust raises funds for medical equipment, improving facilities and amenities in and around Pohlen, as well as supporting programmes that promote wellness in our community.
Both Trusts operate separately however the two work closely together to provide the best possible health care and associated facilities for our Community.
In March 2012, Pohlen Hospital received a Four Year Certification period following their audit against the Health and Disability Sector Standards and Aged Residential Care Contracts.  
Pohlen is also an accredited Baby Friendly Hospital and is a member of the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA).

In August 2013 Pohlen was the recipient of the NZACA QPS Benchmarking Innovative Delivery Award and also the EBOS Healthcare Overall Excellence in Care Award.