Intensive Care

Rotorua Hospital Intensive Care Unit

What is the Intensive Care Unit?

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

The unit actively participates in research and trials to provide an optimum level of care.

How to find us

The Intensive Care Unit is located on the second floor of the inpatient building.

It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is staffed by a team of experienced nurses and allied health professionals.

Visitor Information    

You are welcome to visit your loved ones.  Visiting hours are from 8am and the main doors close at 8pm. 

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

You can visit outside visiting hours. Talk with security downstairs.

If you are feeling sick, do not come to the hospital as there is a high risk of spreading viruses and bacteria.

Patients can be easily tired and overwhelmed especially if there is a lot of visitors, so it is suggested that there only be two visitors at a time and just take turns.  The busiest hours are between 9am and 11am as patients are being seen by the doctors.

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


Please disinfectant your hands with the sanitizing pumps that are located all over the hospital or wash or hand before and after visiting. Some patients will need additional hygiene measures and the nurse will advise you of this. Please don't bring flowers and plants because they can be associated with infection.


Smoking is not allowed inside the hospital or hospital grounds. 

Mobile phones

Mobile phones can be used inside the unit but they can interfere with some machines.  Please talk to the staff before using a mobile phone.  We encourage you to put it on vibrate or silent while in the unit.


Parking is free in the public carparks.


If you are visiting from overseas or out of town and have no family or friends who you can stay with, then temporary, emergency accommodation may be available at Paimarie.