Hospital procedures are impacted by Covid-19. Find out more here.

Hospital procedures are impacted by Covid-19. Find out more here.

3 Brightside Rd, Epsom, Auckland 1023
PO Box 26064, Epsom, Auckland 1344
Reception Phone: 09 925 4200
General Manager: Dave Waddell
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Navin (left) and Brittany, Southern Cross Brightside Hospital

Welcome to Southern Cross Brightside Hospital

Southern Cross Brightside Hospital is a modern private surgical hospital located in central Auckland. Originally established on its Auckland site in Epsom in the 1940s, Southern Cross Brightside Hospital was completely rebuilt to modern, high tech specifications and re-opened in 2000.

Brightside Hospital offers a wide range of surgical services and post-operative care to around 4,500 patients each year. This four-theatre hospital provides 43 in-patient beds and 6 day stay chairs, and has a staff of nearly 100.

Southern Cross Brightside Hospital patient facilities


We provide nourishing, quality meals for our patients and can cater for special dietary requirements on request.


Rooms for overnight stay are air conditioned and have an ensuite, television, telephone, refrigerator, radio and tea/coffee making facilities.

Our Care

We have a professional nursing team focused on providing a high standard of care and comfort during your stay.


Visiting hours are above, special arrangements outside these hours can be requested. Visitors may be impacted by Covid-19 precautions and we recommend that you review our Covid-19 page in advance of visiting.

Our pre-admission clinic

Our pre-admission service provides education and information to patients and their family/whanau on predicted outcomes of surgery, recovery expectations and encourages participation in care planning. We provide a nurse led preoperative assessment for patients to ensure they receive quality driven care which recognises individual needs, minimises risk of adverse outcomes and provides comprehensive discharge planning.

Our Robotics

The global and local landscape of robotic navigation and assisted surgery has undergone rapid technical evolution. Robotics are tailored to enhance the performance and outcomes for surgeons and patients. We have worked closely in partnership with our credentialled medical practitioners to integrate this cutting-edge technology to ensure we deliver excellent experiences for both our surgeons and patients.

Surgical specialities and credentialled medical practitioners

Click on speciality to view our credentialled medical practitioners.

General Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Active+ physiotherapy

Active+ provide both inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy services for Southern Cross Brightside Hospital patients. Active+ is a joint venture partner with Southern Cross Healthcare.

Our news

Dave Waddell new General Manager

Dave Waddell started in February 2024 and brings with him leadership experience across the pharmaceutical, primary FMCG and financial services sectors.

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Southern Cross Round the Bays 2024 events

Southern Cross is proud to sponsor the iconic Round the Bays races which took place in early 2024 in Auckland, Wellington and virtually.

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Our hospitals embrace initiative to give IV bags a new lease of life

After providing lifesaving fluids at our hospitals, Baxter Healthcare IV bags are being recycled into safe playground matting.

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Our patient experience video

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