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Specialist Suites

As part of Franklin Hospital’s aim to provide holistic clinical care to the Franklin Community, Franklin Specialist Suites opened in February 2022. We have engaged with a range of specialists to consult with patients referred by their local GP’s without the hassle of travelling out of Franklin.

Franklin Specialist Suites opened at the end of February 2022.

The primary goal of the facility is to bring holistic healthcare to the Franklin community which brings Specialists to Pukekohe to facilitate a faster referral process. This is the only specialist centre currently in Pukekohe or surrounding areas. Our aim is to get patients seen by specialists within 2 weeks from initial referral.

The service will enable patients in the Franklin area to be seen close to home and therefore reducing the need to travel into Auckland. This will be a huge benefit for those not wanting to travel into Auckland.

Our specialists are of a high calibre and have been practicing in their specialist areas for many years.  Should surgery be required this may be performed at Franklin Hospital.

Franklin Specialist Suites offers a patient friendly facility with disability access and ample parking. The Specialist Suites caters to self-paying patients and ACC patients.  

The rooms are private and provide a comfortable environment for patients to discuss their care and recovery plans with their specialists.

The rooms are staffed by Franklin Hospital staff who will ensure that all patients and their whanau feel comfortable and confident when discussing their care.

The Specialist Suites provides a range of specialties including:

  • Endoscopy
  • Gynaecology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Orthopaedics
  • General Surgery 
  • Lymphoedema Therapist
  • Vascular

We are also pleased to offer the following services:

Franklin Cardiology
0800 997 560

NZ Respiratory and Sleep Institute
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0800 895 120  

Attending Specialists

Dr Ravinder Ogra

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy
Consults fortnightly on a Thursday 1pm – 5.15pm

Dr Katherine Sowden

Consults monthly on a Thursday and Saturday (all day) and Friday (afternoon)

Dr Lulu van Eeden

Consults on selected Saturdays and Sundays

Mr Murray Beagley

Consults monthly on a Monday 1pm – 5pm

Mr Simon Chong

Consults fortnightly on a Thursday 8am – 5pm

Mr Kevin Karpik

Consults fortnightly on a Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Mr Jeremy Stanley

Consults fortnightly on a Wednesday 8am – 12noon or 1pm – 5pm

Mr Rishi Ram

General Surgery
Consults monthly on a Monday 1pm – 5pm

Diane Lacey

Lymphoedema Therapist
Consults daily Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm

Jarome Bentley

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Consults monthly on a Wednesday 8.30am – 5pm

Charlotte Allen

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Consults weekly on a Friday 8.30am – 5pm

Gowan Creamer

General Surgery

Dinesh Lal


How to Initiate a Referral

When visiting your GP, ask your GP to send a referral directly through to the email address below or through Specialist Referrals (SR). 


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