Abortion Services in New Zealand

Certifying consultants

Certifying consultants are doctors who are appointed by the Abortion Supervisory Committee under the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977.

They are doctors who may be called upon to consider cases referred to them by any medical practitioner. Their role is to consider, in accordance with section 33 of the Act, whether an abortion should be authorised.

The Abortion Supervisory Committee has to decide the number of certifying consultants required to ensure, so far as possible, that every woman seeking an abortion has her case considered expeditiously. They are then required to consult with the New Zealand Medical Association, and may consult with any other professional or other body, before determining whom to appoint.

In making appointments to the list, the Supervisory Committee shall ensure that the following requirements are met:

  1. At least one half of the total number of appointees shall be practising obstetricians or gynaecologists, and these are the doctors with a tick in the list below:
  2. There shall be a sufficient number of appointees practising in each area of New Zealand to ensure that every woman seeking an abortion can have her case considered without involving her in considerable travel or other inconvenience.

In addition, in making such appointments, the Supervisory Committee shall have regard to the desirability of appointing medical practitioners whose assessment of cases coming before them will not be coloured by views in relation to abortion generally that are incompatible with the tenor of this Act. Without otherwise limiting the discretion of the Supervisory Committee in this regard, the following views shall be considered incompatible in that sense for the purposes of this subsection:

  1. That an abortion should not be performed in any circumstances:
  2. That the question of whether an abortion should or should not be performed in any case is entirely a matter for the woman and a doctor to decide.

Every appointment to the list of certifying consultants shall be for a term of one year, but the Supervisory Committee may reappoint any practitioner on the expiry of his term.

The Supervisory Committee may at any time, at its discretion, revoke the appointment of any certifying consultant.

 

Certifying consultants by region (This list subject to change)

Northland

Consultant Specialist Site
Bailey D J check mark Whangarei Hospital, 2 Hospital Rd, Whangarei
Bowker S L check mark 19 Rust Ave, Whangarei
Dunn A check mark Bush Rd Medical Centre, 3 Mile Bush Rd, Kamo, Whangarei
Limby D H check mark 123 Clinic, Northland Health, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei
Page I J check mark Whangarei Area Hospital, PO Box 742, Whangarei
Plumer R   123 Clinic, 17 Norfolk St, Whangarei
Rossouw G C
19 Rust Ave, Whangarei 0110
Sirisena G J   Whangarei Area Hospital, Box 742, Whangarei
Whitton A D check mark Rust Avenue Medical Centre, 15 Rust Ave, Whangarei
Wolff K check mark Whangarei Hospital, Dept O&G, PO Box 9742, Whangarei

Auckland

Consultant              Specialist Site
Ansell D A check mark Women's Health, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland
Baird M A H check mark Level 1, 20 Titoki St, Parnell, Auckland
Beattie PG check mark Origins O&G Ltd, PO Box 67161, Mt Eden, Auckland
Bhat R check mark Middlemore Hospital, Galbraith Blg, Level 3, Otahuhu, Auckland
Bhoola V J check mark Women's Health, North Shore Hospital, Private Bag 93-503, Takapuna, Auckland
Brenner B N check mark Pelvic Floor Centre, 131 Shakespeare Rd, Milford, Auckland
Brenner L J   Freemans Bay Medical Centre
Buddicom N check mark 7 Ellerslie Racecourse Drive, Remuera, Auckland 1051
Bye G C check mark Epsom Day Unit, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland
Carter M E check mark Auckland Gynaecology Group, PO Box 109017, Auckland
Cleland J M
Epsom Day Unit, Greenlane Clinical Centre, Greenlane, Auckland
de Sousa J check mark Middlemore Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd, Otahuhu, Auckland
Evans J
AMAC, PO Box 56-463, Mt Eden, Auckland
Flower D check mark Auckland Hospital, 2 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland
Gemmell H M
PO Box 47879, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144
Gibson G R check mark Auckland City Hospital
Goodyear-Smith F
Auckland Medical Aid Centre, Auckland
Greenfield Y M
Epsom Day Unit, Geenlane Clinical Centre, Pte Bag 92189, Auckland
Groom K M check mark Dept of O& G, Auckland City Hospital, Pte Bag 92189, Grafton, Auckland 1142
Harilall M check mark Auckland City Hospital, Pte Bag 92024, Auckland
Johns S L check mark Dept of Women's Health, North Shore Hospital, Pte Bag 93503, Takapuna, Auckland
Knowles A G check mark Auckland Medical Aid Centre, PO Box 56-463, Dominion Rd, Auckland
Kruger S check mark North Shore Women's Health Centre, 104 Rosedale Rd, Albany, Auckland 0632
Lake Y M check mark Dept of O&G, Middlemore Hospital, Pte Bag 93311, Otahuhu, Auckland
Long A A   Auckland City Hospital
Masters J A check mark AMAC, PO Box 56-463, Dominion Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland
McCowan L M E check mark The University of Auckland
Meyer A check mark 106 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland 1050
Parry E C check mark Women's Health, Auckland DHB, Pte Bag 92199, Grafton, Auckland
Peake H K check mark Middlemore Hospital, Pte Bag 93311, Otahuhu, Manukau, Auckland
Pillay S K check mark Fertility Associates, 7 Ellerslie Racecourse Ave, Ellerslie,Auckland
Raj R check mark O&G Block, Middlemore Hospital, Private Bag 93311, Otahuhu, Auckland
Roberts H E check mark Epsom Day Unit, Greenlane Clinical Centre , Auckland
Robinson P W check mark Auckland City Hospital, 2 Park Rd, Grafton, Auckland 1023
Rosevear S check mark Rosevear O&G Ltd, 15 Gilgit Rd, Epsom, Auckland
Ross S   Dept O&G, National Women's Hospital, Park R, Grafton, Auckland
Sorrenson, K   Epsom Day Unit, Bldg 7, Level 3, Greenlane Clinical Centre, Greenlane Rd, Auckland
Stone P R check mark MFM Team, Level 9, National Women's Health, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland
Surendran N
PO Box 128-222, Remuera, Auckland
Tanaka M M   Epsom day Unit, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland
Tieu C check mark Middlemore Hospital, Auckland
Tovey A
Huapai Family Medical Practice, RD 1, Matua Rd, Huapai
Vallings R
108 Ridge Rd, Howick, Auckland
Van der Merwe A check mark 100 Hospital Rd, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
Walker N H check mark Auckland City Hospital, Dept of O&G, Park Rd, Grafton, Auckland
Weeks H check mark Epsom Day Unit, Greenlane Clinical Centre, Greenlane Rd, Auckland
Whittaker J R check mark Ascot Women's Clinic, Auckland
Wise M check mark Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Auckland

Waikato

Consultant Specialist Site
Barrett A check mark Hamilton Family Planning Clinic, 240 Tristram St, Hamilton
Benattar K   Hamilton Family Planning Clinic
Camano I check mark Waikato Hospital, Selwyn & Pembroke St, Hamilton
Carlsen V   Waikato Hospital, Selwyn & Pembroke St, Hamilton
Dudley N M check mark Waikato Hospital Women's Health, Pte Bag 3200, Hamilton
Hancock AK
South City Health, 91 Kahikatea Dr, Hamilton
Lennane R J
Thames Hospital, Thames
Makepeace PA check mark Waikato Hospital, Selwyn & Pembroke St, Hamilton
Montgomerie LM check mark Family Planning, PO Box 550, Hamilton
O'Sullivan KJ check mark
Family Planning, PO Box 550, Hamilton
Raman K check mark Waikato Hospital, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton
Vant M M check mark Dept of O&G, Waikato Hospital, Pte Bag 3200, Hamilton
Whitehead A L check mark
Family Planning, Hamilton

Bay of Plenty

Consultant Specialist Site
Deverall EJ check mark Rotorua Hospital, Pte Bag 3023, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua
Pilkington D T check mark PO Box 367, Rotorua 3040
Robinson JL   Tauranga Family Planning Clnic, 74 Tenth Ave, Tauranga
Roke CM check mark Family Planning, 74 Tenth Ave, Tauranga
Swarbrick R check mark Rotorua Hospital, Pte Bag 3023, Rotorua 3046

Taranaki

Consultant Specialist Site
Andreianova N check mark Taranaki Base Hospital, David St, New Plymouth 4310
Fookes L G check mark Taranaki DHB, 27 David St, New Plymouth 4310
Lawn HE   Taranaki Base Hospital, David St, New Plymouth
Lawson AD   TDHB Sexual Health Clinic, 188 Powderham St, New Plymouth 4314
Smith J H check mark 85 Vivian St, New Plymouth
Taylor M   New Plymouth Sexual Health Clinic, 188 Powderham St, New Plymouth

 

Hawke's Bay

Consultant Specialist Site
Croft L check mark O & G Dept, Hawkes Bay DHB, PB 9014, Hastings
Dugdale L A check mark Hawkes Bay Hospital, Private Bag 9014, Hastings
Findlay H A check mark Terrace Clinic, OPD, Hawkes Bay Hospital, Private Bag 9014, Hastings
Gaerty K check mark Hawkes Bay Hospital, Omahu Rd, Hastings

Manawatu

Consultant Specialist Site
Grant S W A check mark Women's Health Unit, Palmerston North Hospital
Hooper G   The Women's Clinic, The Palms, 445 Ferguson St, Palmerston North
Machin S E check mark Dept O&G, Palmerston North Hospital, PO Box 2056, Palmerston North
Suisted PA check mark 50 Ruahine St, Roslyn, Palmerston North 4414
Young K D   Bulls Medical Centre, 71 High St, Bulls

Wairarapa

Consultant Specialist Site
Helman S C Masterton Medical
Mills S M check mark Matt Mills Medical Ltd, 24 Lincoln Rd, Masterton
Pathmanathan I Greytown Medical Centre, 186 East St, Greytown
Snook S check mark WairarapaHospital, Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton

Wellington

Consultant
Specialist     
Site
Allcock V J check mark Mana Medical Centre, 107 Mana Esplanade, Paremata, Porirua 5026
Aubrey J M check mark Newlands Medical Centre
Bivona D check mark Te Mahoe Unit, Wellington Hospital
Clifford PG check mark Te Mahoe, Wellington Hospital, Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington
Elder RE check mark Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington 6021
Hudspith A   Wellington Hospital, Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington
Langdana F check mark Dept of O & G, Wellington School of Medicine, PO Box 7343, Wellington
Lawton B A check mark Te Mahoe Unit, Wellington Hospital, Pte Bag 7902, Wellington 6242
MacDonald E J check mark Te Mahoe Unit, Wellington Hospital, PB 7902, Wellington South
Marlow J K check mark Wellington Hospital
Matshe B S check mark Boulcott Clinic, PO Box 31459, Lower Hutt
McIlroy R M Hataitai Village Surgery, 4 Taurima St, Hataitai, Wellington
Rothwell L R   City GPs, 189-191 Willis St, Wellington
Sangalli MR check mark Capital & Coast District Health Board
Sawrey S A City GPs, 189-191 Willis St, Wellington
Shand M C check mark Te Mahoe Unit, Wellington Hospital, Pte Bag 7902, Wellington South
Shepherd J M check mark Newtown Medical Centre, 33 Rintoul St, Newtown, Wellington
Sood M check mark Hutt Hospital, Pte Bag 31907, Lower Hutt
Tait J D check mark 9th Fl, CMC Building, 89 Courtenay Pl, Wellington
Vasan S check mark Boulcott Hospital, High St, Lower Hutt

Nelson/Marlborough

Consultant Specialist Site
Alldred C H   Stoke Medical Centre, Box 2206, Stoke, Nelson
Bryce I T H   47 Scott St, Blenheim
Gellatly R S J
47 Scott St, Blenheim 7301
Hill K W check mark Dept O&G, Nelson Hospital, Nelson
Leadbetter D R check mark 132 Collingwood St,
Turner R W H check mark Scott Street Health, 47 Scott St, Blenheim

Canterbury

Consultant Specialist Site
Archer L   Medical Corner Doctors, PO Box 19, Rangiora 8254
Begg A F check mark Woolston Medical Centre, 665 Ferry Rd, Christchurch
Chandru S check mark 2 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch
Chin A Y B S check mark 183 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
Chin C Y Y H   Doctors on Riccarton, 183 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch
Conaghan C J check mark Christchurch O&G Associates, Hiatt Chambers, 249 Papanui Rd, Christchurch
Gray, J P   Shirley Medical Centre, 11 Marshland Rd, Christchurch
Gray, L M check mark Shirley Medical Centre, PO Box 27063, Christchurch
Lester S C check mark Christchurch Hospital
Louw S J   The Christchurch Doctors, 912 Colombo St, Christchurch 8011
MacKay P M check mark P MacKay Ltd, Ilam Medical Centre, 106 Memorial Ave, Christchurch 8005
Mather check mark Dept O&G, Christchurch Women's Hospital, Christchurch
Mayers JA   Christchurch Women's Hospital, 2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch 8011
McKellar K D check mark Lyndhurst Hospital, 440 Montreal St, Christchurch
Murdoch M check mark Christchurch Women's Hospital, Riccarton Ave, Christchurch
Parker C L check mark Dept O&G, Christchurch Women's Hospital
Reid R A check mark Dept O&G, Christchurch Women's Hospital, Pte Bag 4711, Christchurch
Sharp B T check mark Christchurch Women's Hospital, Pte Bag 4711, Christchurch
Singh T G check mark Christchurch Women's Hospital, Pte Bag 4711, Christchurch
Whineray J P   Level 2, 21 Caledonian Rd, Edgeware, Christchurch
Wright, S check mark Lyndhurst Hospital, Box 4711, Christchurch

 

Southern

Consultant Specialist Site
Cocks T P check mark Day Surgery Unit, Dunedin Hospital, Pte Bag 1921, Dunedin
Cook D A
Catlins Medical Centre, 29 Main Rd, Owaka, South Otago
Corkill CM   60 Victoria Ave, Invercargill
Cruikshank T R   Queenstown Medical Centre, 9 Isle St, Queenstown 9197
Davies S B   Queenstown Medical Centre, 9 Isle St, Queenstown
Devenish C J check mark Dunedin Public Hospital, Private Bag 1921, Dunedin
Doherty A   Victoria Ave Medical Centre, Invercargill
Downs J P check mark Peninsula Medical Centre, 12 Allans Beach Rd, Portobello, Dunedin
Faherty J check mark Southland Hospital, Kew Rd, Invercargill
Hart S   Queenstown Medical Centre, 9 Isle St, Queenstown
Hughes J E   Mosgiel Health Centre
McPherson F J   Queenstown Medical Centre, 9 Isle St, Queenstown
Miller V J   Wakatipu Medical Centre, 11 McBride St, Frankton, Queenstown 9300
Murgatroyd T   Mountain Lakes Medical, 38B Gorge Rd, Queenstown 9300
O'Hagan L
Central Medical Centre, 93 Tarbert St, Alexandra 9320
Paterson G H check mark Dunedin Hospital
Slater E
Queenstown Medical Centre, 9 Isle St, Queenstown
Smith K L
Queenstown Medical Centre, 9 Isle St, Queenstown
Sparrow S H   Queenstown Medical Centre, 9 Isle St, Queenstown
Stitely M check mark Dunedin Hospital, Great King St, Dunedin
Vardi L   Dunedin Hospital, Great King St, Dunedin
Zsemlye M check mark Southland Hospital, Kew Rd, Invercargill

 

Last Updated: 6 April 2017