Private holiday dialysis

 For people looking for Private dialysis treatment while visiting New Zealand, the only available facility is based in Auckland.

Contact Chris at:

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Wanting to holiday away from New Zealand

You will need to check with your dialysis staff before booking your trip.

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Travel Insurance

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Holiday Dialysis Units within New Zealand


Northland (Whangarei, Bay of Islands and Kaitaia)

Contact: Associate Clinical Nurse Manager Bronwyn Kennaway

Whangarei Renal Service
Phone: 09 430 4101 ext 5895
Fax: 09 404 2823

Waitemata Renal Unit

North Shore Hospital
Phone: 09 441 8993

Auckland Hospital Dialysis Unit

Based in the grounds of Auckland Hospital on Park Road and dependent on availability. We cannot guarantee and cannot prioritize (in the event of a sudden increase in patient numbers) But we will do our best to accept requests if we continue to have a space.


Auckland City Hospital - City Site Acute & Dependent Haemodialysis

Christine Baker - Holiday Dialysis Co-ordinator Ph: 09 307 4949 ext 22184 / 22182


Greenlane Clinical Centre

Based on the Greenlane Clinical Services site in Greenlane, the Home haemodialysis facility has limited spaces available over the summer months, spaces are minimal over the Christmas period, for further information and bookings contact the Charge Nurse


Ph: (09 307 4949 ext 27372 | (021 938 921)

Middlemore Hospital Dialysis Unit

Based in Otahuhu opposite Middlemore Hospital, they prefer 6-8 weeks notice, but will do their best to help in emergencies. Limit 1 week.


Amie Hwang

CNM, Scott Dialysis Unit, MMH

(09) 2760044 x 6155



Waikato Dialysis Unit

Based in Waikato Hospital and dependent on availability.


Nicky Hagan
Phone: 07 839 8741

Tauranga Dialysis Unit

Building 10, Tauranga Hospital
Cameron Road, Tauranga
Phone: 07 579 8093

Whakatane Hospital

Ground Floor, Whakatane Hospital
Phone: 07 306 0734

Rotorua Satellite Dialysis Unit

The Rotorua Satellite Dialysis Unit will accept visitors if they book well in advance. This needs to be done through the visitor's local renal unit.


Phone: 07 343 7785

Gisborne  Dialysis Unit

Gisborne Satellite Dialysis Unit will accept visitors if they book well in advance and dependent on availability.

Contact: Sandra Hay. 06 869 0500. Ext 8947.

Taranaki - New Plymouth

Taranaki Renal Unit, Located on the Ground Floor of New Plymouth Hospital on David Street.
Holiday dialysis dependant on availability


Clinical Nurse Manager - Jane Gubb
Phone: 06 753 8631

Nelson Dialysis Unit

The haemodialysis unit is situated in the Intensive care unit at Nelson Hospital. We consider all requests and do our utmost to accomodate people for at least some time. It is difficult over Christmas and New Year depending on the number of patients on dialysis at the time of the request.


Joy Tomlinson

Phone: 03 546 1800 extn 7576 or 03 546 1576


Christchurch Dialysis Unit

Based at Christchurch Hospital

Phone 03 364 1032


Dunedin Hospital Dialysis Unit

This unit is situated in Dunedin Public Hospital, Great King Street. Dunedin unit is a small home training unit with limited capacity for visitors. Travel insurance is strongly recommended should the Dialysis Unit not be able to honor an agreed booking and advise that there is no longer capacity for a scheduled holiday dialysis. Enquiries regarding holiday dialysis please use contact Blair Donkin.


Acting Associate Charge Nurse Manager
Phone: 03 470 9345
Fax: 03 470 9508

Mobile Dialysis Units

Freedom Dialysis Project - Camper Van

The van is available for hire, pick up from Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. $50 per night, $200 bond (refundable) and $60-80 for cleaning. It has a snuggly heater system so it can be used all year round. It has a Fresenius 4008b machine in it. Bookings available by contacting the amazing staff at the Home haemodialysis unit, Waikato Hospital.

Contact: Angela  Phone 0800 77 22 99 and push the button for home haemodialysis



Christchurch Mobile Dialysis Unit

Take off on your long awaited (aren't they always) holiday weekend or plan a spring break. Our mobile Dialysis Unit is fully equipped for all dialysis needs and bookings can be organised by phoning Kieran Smith or Selwyn Heatley at The Home Dialysis Training Centre on 364 0610.

Hire Charges: The current fees are as follows: (all include GST, insurance and road user charges)

  1. New Zealand dialysis patients: @200 bond plus $50/day.
  2. Overseas dialysis patients: $500 bond plus $125/day ($NZD).

Conditions of use apply, bond and hire fees must be paid in full by either cash or cheque at least 2 weeks prior to picking up the vehicle. Note: The Christchurch Kidney Society will consider the reduction or waiving of these fees for any dialysis patient under the care of the Nephrology Department, Christchurch Hospital, for whom payment would be a burden.

To discuss this option please contact the Renal Social Worker, Christchurch Hospital Ph (03) 364 0420.

Bookings and general enquiries should be directed to:
Dialysis Services,
Christchurch Hospital,
Private Bag 4710,
Christchurch 8140,
New Zealand
Telephone: (03) 364-0614
Email: Selwyn or Bryan at