Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the specialty concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours, and congenital disorders.

South Canterbury DHB provides inpatient, day patient and outpatient treatment for patients requiring specialist orthopaedic care.


Orthopaedic service covers a broad range of conditions, eg:

  • Joint replacements and revisions.
  • Arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery.

Orthopaedic Outpatients Level 1, Timaru Hospital
Surgical Ward Level 5, Timaru Hospital
Queen Street

Contact Information

Patient related Queries - Orthopaedic Secretaries
S Morrison - Phone: 03 687 2387
B Bartlett - Phone: 03 687 2260

Referral Information

You are usually referred from your GP or the Emergency Dept

Lead/Key Clinicians

Mr Mark Cvitanich - Clinical Director
Mr Dave Templeton 
Mr Sean Van Heerden
Mr Frank Wurmitzer
Ms Claire Baxter - Clinical Nurse Specialist