Who we are

Kaweka Health was founded by a group of clinicians who saw the need to offer additional surgical procedures to the growing Hawke’s Bay population.

Stage 1 of the facility will open in winter 2022. It will have four operating theatres, a full post-procedure recovery room, stage 2 recovery space as well as 10 overnight beds.

Stage 2, planned to open in December 2024 will have a 23 bed ward, specialist consulting rooms, a pharmacy and a cafe’.

Kaweka Health is committed to serving the population of Hawke’s Bay and #MakingItBetter.

Kaweka Hospital Colin Hurchison
Note from the CEO, Dr Colin Hutchison

Kaweka Health has been established by Hawke’s Bay clinicians for the people of Hawke’s Bay. We are here to provide our community with more healthcare, which is delivered in a timely manner and is of the highest quality. We believe this will be achieved by having an empowered, happy team and we are excited to be working with a wide group of partner organisations and stakeholders to help make this happen.

We are excited to be bringing a new team together to paint the future of healthcare in Hawke’s Bay.

The Kaweka Way

Making it better

The Kaweka Way summarises our values and are the foundations that allow us to provide world class healthcare in a modern facility

  • Quality ~ Kounga
    By owning the patients’ journey from start to finish, I will confidently deliver a quality experience and the best health outcomes for our patients.
  • Integrity ~ Ngākau Tapatahi
    I am committed to doing the right thing by my patients, my colleagues and Kaweka Health. I will create an environment of trust that will set the standard for others to aspire to.
  • Teamwork ~ Mahi Ngātahi
    I will remove barriers to create more efficient systems and process and ensure that teamwork is at the heart of everything I do.
  • Kindness ~ Atawhai
    I will treat all my patients and colleagues with kindness and genuine care so that they feel reassured and at ease from the moment they step through our doors. Everyone will have my complete attention and I will be genuinely invested in making Kaweka Health a safe and welcoming place.
  • Fun ~ Pārekareka
    I will embrace the irresistible workplace ethos of Kaweka Health and be engaged in creating a relaxed and stress-free environment for my patients and colleagues.
  • Constant improvement ~ Whakapainga Pūmau
    I commit to constantly improving my knowledge and skills to ensure Kaweka Health is a leading surgical facility and continues to innovate healthcare in New Zealand.