About Us

The hospital is managed by a Charitable Trust and headed by a Board of Directors providing sustainable and affordable health care treatment in the Wairarapa. Selina Sutherland Hospital  supports a shared vision with Wairarapa DHB .

"Well Wairarapa - Better health for all"
"Wairarapa ora - Hauora pai mo to katoa"

Our services are provided predominantly by local surgeons and anaesthetists as well as visiting specialists who provide a range of services. Currently these include services in orthopaedics, gynaecology with visiting services provided in vascular surgery, urology, ophthalmology,  physician, minor surgical skin procedures and skin checks, Mole Map NZ and ultrasound scans.


  • Respect - whakamana tangata
    According respect, courtesy and support to all
  •  Integrity - mana tu
    Being inclusive, open, honest and ethical
  • Self Determination - rangatiratanga
    Determining and taking responsibility for ones actions
  • Co-operation - whakawhanaungatanga
    Working collaboratively with other individuals and organisations
  • Excellence - taumatatanga
    Striving for the highest standards in all that we do

Selina Sutherland enjoys a privileged position in that we use the operating theatres in the DHB, equipped to provide high quality care, with easy access to all the DHB resources and expertise should the need arise. Having your treatment here really is the best of both worlds.


Selina Sutherland Private Hospital is named after a very feisty Scotswoman who, in the 1860's, was instrumental in establishing the first hospital in Wairarapa.

Our hospital was established in 1996 and is the only private surgical hospital in the Wairarapa. When the new Wairarapa Hospital was completed in 2006, Selina Sutherland remained an integral part of the design, and moved to our new, purpose built wing adjacent to the periopertive suite at the same time.