Gynaecological services in Rotorua and Taupō

What is gynaecology?

Gynaecology is the area of medicine that deals with health issues and conditions that are specific to women.

This generally includes the female reproductive organs and genitalia.

The reproductive organs consist of the ovaries, the fallopian tubes that lead from the ovaries, the uterus (womb), which is where a baby may grow if the egg is fertilised, the cervix (neck of the uterus) and the vagina.

Our team

Te Whatu Ora Lakes has a team of eight Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, who are supported by O&G Registrars, Senior House Officers and nursing staff.


Dr Helen Clement - Obstetric & Gynaecologist

Dr Emma Deverall - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Simon Ewen - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist - Head of Department (HOD)

Dr Barton Matshe - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Alice Pan - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Deryck Pilkington- Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Ruth Swarbrick - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Kasey Tawhara - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

What we do

The gynaecology team works with inpatients at Rotorua Hospital as well as running scheduled outpatient clinics.

An acute on-call service is provided via a 24-7 roster.

Services are provided at Rotorua Hospital and Taupō Hospital.