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Lakes DHB Intensive Care Unit & Coronary Care Unit

Public Service, Intensive Care


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


The Lakes DHB Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are staffed by a team of experienced nurses, medical staff and allied health professionals.

The ICU provides intensive and high dependency care to a variety of medical and surgical specialties including gastrointestinal, ENT, orthopaedic and vascular surgeries, trauma services, general and respiratory medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatric services.

The Coronary Care Unit provides intensive and high dependency care to cardiac patients, working closely with the Lakes DHB Cardiology team.

The ICU/CCU actively participate in research and trials to provide an optimum level of care.

Where to find us: see the Rotorua Hospital map here.


What is Intensive Care?
Intensive care is the specialist care given to patients with acute (sudden), potentially reversible, life-threatening diseases. This may include patients who have life-threatening conditions such as a major accident, a severe infection or those recovering from a major operation.

Organ Donation
You may have been asked by staff in the ICU to consider donating the organs of your deceased family member. This can be a difficult decision to make at such a distressing time. Organ Donation NZ provides information about organ and tissue donation and helps support the decision-making process.

Referral Expectations

Patients presenting to hospital are usually admitted via the Emergency Department or other area where they are first stabilised. Patients whose condition gets worse on the ward, in the operating theatre or presenting from another hospital may be transferred to ICU/CCU.

Some day-patients may be admitted directly to CCU for procedures. See Lakes DHB Cardiology for more information.


New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

Procedures / Treatments

  • Blood Tests

    In the ICU/CCU blood tests are usually done at least once a day.… More

  • Cardiovascular Problems

    Patients with critical illness commonly develop problems with their hearts and circulation.… More

  • Respiratory Problems

    Respiratory failure occurs when the respiratory system is no longer able to provide enough oxygen requirements or remove enough carbon dioxide from the body.… More

  • Nasogastric Tube

    A nasogastric tube is often inserted at the same time as the endotracheal tube.… More

  • Kidney Problems

    Kidney (or renal) failure is when a patient's kidneys are unable to remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood.… More

Visiting Hours

We welcome family/whānau at any time of the day or night. Other visitors welcome during the day.

Use the intercom outside the ICU/CCU doors to be let in. 

If you think you may be infectious, please do not visit the ICU/CCU, as there is a high risk of spreading viruses and bacteria.

Children may come and visit, but it is important to prepare them well and they are not to be left unattended.


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Contact Details

  • ICU Phone

    (07) 349 7955 ext 8034

  • CCU Phone

    (07) 349 7955 ext 7839

Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
New Zealand

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Street Address

Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
New Zealand

Postal Address

Rotorua Hospital
Private Bag 3023
Rotorua Mail Centre
Rotorua 3046

This page was last updated at 1:03PM on February 19, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Intensive Care Unit & Coronary Care Unit.