GP / Patient Information

About Selina

Selina Sutherland Hospital in Masterton, established 1995, is the only private Surgical Hospital in the Wairarapa. We are the first point of referral for ACC related orthopaedic injuries, providing accessible and equitable elective surgery and consultations. Redeveloped and refurbished, a bright, modern facility - this hospital offers a choice for people to have specialist assessment, day surgery and operations and procedures that require a longer stay without travelling out of the region.
Our patients are the focus of our efforts. We believe that being close to family and support takes much of the worry out of surgery. Pre-assessment, follow-up and discharge planning can be arranged at one facility with your specialists and nursing team involved appropriately.
Being a low risk elective surgical hospital it is important that patients referred are fully 'worked up' and fit for surgery, that is x-rays performed, BMI less than 45, bloods and and general health communicated, smokefree or working towards it, any underlying infections or dental problems communicated to the orthopaedic team. This all saves time and reduces last minute cancellations of surgery.
The hospital is managed by a charitable trust and headed by a Board of Directors. Local surgeons and anaesthetists as well as a range of visiting specialists will care for you at Selina. Our consulting rooms and procedure rooms are conveniently located onsite, allowing for streamlined, efficient care by your health care professionals.

Selina Sutherland is co-located on the Wairarapa Hospital grounds and this alliance ensures convenient and timely access to x-ray, laboratory and other support services.

Our menus feature a choice of meals, snacks and beverages served in your room. Special dietary requirements and preferences can be arranged on request.

Children admitted to Selina Sutherland Hospital are given special care and attention. Parents may stay overnight on arrangement with the hospital nursing team leader. We recommend bringing your child’s favourite toys and books for their enjoyment.

Visitors are welcome throughout the day as arranged in partnership with patients, and after 9pm by arrangement with the nursing team leader. A comfortable lounge is available. Tea and coffee can be provided upon request.

Relationship between Selina Sutherland Hospital, the Specialists and health professionals using the hospital…

Selina is responsible for providing the facilities and nursing care during your operation and recovery. Your specialist is responsible for the operation itself and decides what medical care you require and your anaesthetist is responsible for the choice and administration of your anaesthetic. In addition, other health professionals may be involved in your care during and after your stay and may include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist nurses, radiographers and physicians.

Medical / Surgical specialists are independent and are not employees, or agents of Selina Sutherland Hospital. As such, non ACC patients will receive separate accounts.

What can you expect

Selina Sutherland is committed to providing personalised health care of the highest standards.

Our Shared Vision - Te Matakite
Selina Sutherland Hospital identifies with the Wairarapa District Health Board’s vision
“Wairarapa ora ~ hauora pai mo te katoa” - “Well Wairarapa ~ better health for all”

Our Shared Values

  • 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

Our Mission - Te Kaupapa
Selina Sutherland Hospital is committed to providing personalised health care of the highest standard

Nursing Staff
Experienced registered nurses will focus on your comfort and care throughout your stay.

The facility is modern and welcoming. Ten spacious rooms each with their own ensuite bathroom, sky television, access to wireless internet, bathrobes and towels.

Complimentary daily newspapers are delivered. Magazines are available. Access to fax, copying and email services at administration is provided. Family and friends may phone on our direct no. 06 377 0277 and a portable phone will be taken to you. Cell phones can be used on most occasions in the privacy of your room.