Our facilities

Supported by the very latest technology, equipment and facilities Royston Hospital provides the most comprehensive range of private surgical facilities in the Hawke’s Bay area. Our facilities include:

Operating Theatres

The operating suite comprises 3 theatres, an endoscopy procedure room, modern CSSD and an 8-bed recovery unit fully equipped to meet the requirements of modern surgery. In 2006 a state-of-the-art digital theatre was commissioned to support the Royston Hospital theatre complex.

Day Surgery Unit (DSU)

Our day surgery unit is situated adjacent to the operating theatres and specialises in care and support for patients to have surgery and be discharged home on the same day, usually within two to three hours. Your specialist will admit you through this unit whenever clinically appropriate.

The benefits of day surgery include less time away from home and work, a smooth streamlined admission, surgery, recovery and discharge process, as well as being at a reduced cost as a private room is not utilised.

However, if it is your personal preference to have a private room even though your procedure does not necessitate this, you should discuss this with your specialist as soon as possible. A room booking can then be made for you.

In some circumstances following surgery, it may be necessary to transfer a day surgery patient to the ward for ongoing monitoring. If this is the case, an accommodation fee will be charged.

Inpatient rooms

At Royston we endeavour to accommodate our patients in a room suitable to their needs. Overnight patients may choose (subject to availability and appropriate to your procedure) a suite or a standard room with ensuite.

About our rooms

Our three suites offer a superior level of comfort over and above our standard rooms. These suites are larger than the standard rooms, each with fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities and full Sky television. They also feature inside/outside living with a large private deck area. Suites incur an additional charge although many medical insurance policies will cover this in whole or in part. Please contact the hospital to seek more information. Patients covered by ACC may elect to pay a surcharge to enjoy the special comfort provided by having a suite.

All our standard rooms have Freeview and limited Sky television, telephone, complimentary wireless internet access and complimentary copies of a morning and a Sunday newspaper are provided. A selection of general-interest and sporting magazines is also available for your reading pleasure. A radio/alarm clock is available on request.

A bathrobe will be provided for use during your stay and a hairdryer is available on request.

Electrical Appliances

For safety reasons all privately owned 240 volt electrical appliances brought into the hospital must be checked by an electrician and a certificate produced on request. This includes radios, hairdryers, ‘plug-in’ electric shavers and other devices. When these devices, including electronic equipment, are not in use we ask that you store them within your bedside cabinet away from table top areas required for nursing intervention and food/fluid placement.

Royston Centre

The Royston Centre adjoining the hospital provides specialist consulting rooms as well as cardiology, physiotherapy and radiology facilities. Click on the link to view the contact details of specialists who hold clinical privileges at Royston Hospital and have rooms in the Royston Centre.

The Royston Centre is also home to the team at Focus Health Physiotherapy and as well as seeing patients privately, they are also happy to provide their services to Royston Hospital inpatients.

Finally, TRG Imaging (previously Hawke’s Bay Radiology) complement the services available in the Royston Centre. They provide a comprehensive radiology service including general x-ray, mammography, MRI and CT scanning.

Car parking

An area is available at the front of the hospital for dropping off and picking up patients, and a large car parking area is located opposite the hospital entrance in Prospect Road, with entry from either Southland or Prospect Road.

Please note that Royston accepts no responsibility for car security.


Our hospital is set amongst tranquil gardens which you and your visitors are welcome to enjoy.

Smoke-free site (includes use of e-cigarettes)

A smoke-free policy applies throughout the hospital, grounds and Royston Centre (this includes vaping). Smokers will be required to document their understanding of this requirement on admission to Royston.

Waste Disposal

Royston Hospital is committed to caring for our environment and we have implemented a Reduce Reuse Recycle programme to reduce our environmental footprint. We are energy efficient, support numerous recycling ventures, participate in remanufacturing and regularly donate surplus medical supplies and equipment both nationally and internationally.