Getting there

North Shore Hospital
Contact North Shore Hospital
General enquiries/all departments:-
(09) 486 8900 (or Freephone 0800 80 93 42 - Waitemata DHB residential areas only)
Patient enquiries (09) 486 8930
North Shore Hospital is situated on Shakespeare Road, Takapuna. The hospital is easily accessible via State Highway One (Northern Motorway).
From Auckland City
Take Exit 419 turn right onto Northcote Road, turn left onto Taharoto Road, then right onto Shakespeare Road.
From Albany
Take Exit 419 turn left onto Northcote Road, turn left onto Taharoto Road, then right onto Shakespeare Road.


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Once you arrive the wards are all located in one main building wtih the main entrance largely sign posted. When you enter there is a main reception with volunteers wearing green vests waiting to welcome visitors and provide assistance. A ward directory is located on the wall immediately adjacent to the lifts.

Bus stops
North Shore Hospital has two bus stops centrally located on either side of Hospital Road, within the North Shore Hospital grounds and just a short distance from the hospital’s main entrance. There are also numerous stops located in the surrounding streets, including The Smales Farm Bus Station. Bus routes, timetables and fare information is available from the Maxx website.

A taxi rank is centrally located in the North Shore Hospital grounds on the carpark side of Hospital Road. For patients unable to walk to a taxi, a volunteer or receptionist at the hospital’s ground floor main entrance will call a taxi.

Hospital Shuttle Bus Service
Please view the shuttle page for information on Waitemata DHB Shuttle Service.

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