Information for GPs

Chelsea Hospital supports our local specialists as well as visiting specialists to provide optimal care and treatment options for your patients. We cover a wide range of specialties with minimal waiting times.

We offer facilities designed to provide your patients with optimal comfort and care during their peri-operative journey, as well as up to date technology and surgical technique with a focus on rapid recovery and wellness.

Chelsea takes pride in working alongside our credentialed medical specialists to ensure consistent, quality care and treatment for all patients that come through our doors. Positive patient outcomes are our main focus.

Chelsea Hospital holds a contract with ACC for the delivery of surgical services – if your patient is covered by ACC and requires surgical referral they can be referred to one of our specialists and have their surgery with us.

We accept self-funding patients and all New Zealand health insurance companies plus some overseas.

We are a Southern Cross affiliated provider.

Chelsea Hospital holds certification under the Health and Disability Sector Act for a full three year period.

We are a charitable trust with all profit being invested back into provision of healthcare, or the promotion of health and wellness within the Gisborne community.

Referring to Chelsea

Referrals can be made to any of the specialists on Our Specialists page. Alternatively referrals can be sent via email to

Charity Referrals

Chelsea Hospital is committed to giving back to the Gisborne community and as such offers a charity case annual programme. Patients who meet criteria may be able to have their surgery or procedure at Chelsea performed free of charge.

For more details please contact Chelsea Hosptial at