Where to go

Southland Hospital

Kew Hospital provides medical abortion up to 10 weeks of pregnancy.

If your pregnancy is further along than 10 weeks, or you prefer surgical abortion you will be referred to Dunedin or Private Auckland Consultant

The First Step

To be referred, you can phone 0800TOPSDHB, see a GP or a Family Planning doctor. They will talk to you and organise some essential blood and swab tests, offer you a counselling appointment and, if you wish, book you in to the clinic at Kew Hospital.


Medical follow-up can be obtained on request in the gynaecological out-patient clinic. Post-operative counselling can be obtained on request through social work.

Medical Termination at Kew Hospital

Medical termination is available to all women up to 10 weeks of pregnancy.

You will be required to take the medications at the clinic, but will return home for the miscarriage to occur.

Surgical Termination 

Is not available at Kew Hospital. You will be referred to Dunedin or Private Auckland Consultant.

Follow up

Follow-up is provided by the referring doctor or the operating doctor if preferred by the patient. Follow-up counselling is available in the Social Work Department if needed.