Shouldice Hernia Service

A guaranteed way to achieve more for less


Transition hernia surgeries from Operating Theatres to Procedure Rooms through the established and reliable Shouldice Hernia technique.

SEQURE Health’s Shouldice Hernia Service is a no compromise catch-up and keep-up in-sourcing service that dramatically reduces your cost per procedure while maintaining patient throughput.

We understand the difficulties hospitals encounter with prioritising acute surgery against elective surgery. By shifting elective surgery outside of normal hours (weekends), we can eliminates these management problems and get better value out of your existing facilities. Our unique approach ensures better resource allocation and frees up vital theatre time during regular hours.

These outcomes can only be accomplished with SEQURE Health’s unique approach to elective surgery.

The Shouldice repair method offers a successful remedy for various forms of external abdominal walls hernias, encompassing inguinal, femoral, epigastric, incisional, Spigelian, and select Umbilical hernias (excluding hiatal and parastomal hernias).

By collaborating with us, hospitals can close the divide and improve the availability of top-notch care for patients requiring Hernia procedures. 

Service Benefits

Accessibility to hernia services can improve dramatically within just weeks

Our streamlined processes, efficient operations, and utilisation of off-peak times allow us to rapidly address patient needs promptly while clearing waiting lists, and improving accessibility. We are able to keep up with future patient demand with our tailored approach and efficient resource allocation.

Clearing your waiting list and keeping up with future patients will be a walk in the park

Increase efficiency and instantly double your patient throughput by partnering with us. Additionally, Our ability to provide Hernia services for an extended period ensures long-term sustainability for public hospitals.

Low impact on your normal Monday to Friday operations

Procedures are completed by SEQURE during your off-peak times (usually weekends).

Open up operating room availability and free up Anaesthetists for other surgical procedures

Moves hernia surgeries from operating theatres to procedure rooms.

Greater convenience for patients

Procedures can be completed regionally, which provides greater convenience to patients.

Increased reliability 

With SEQURE Health, you can rely on a dependable service that minimises the need for patient re-booking and reduces the risk of session cancellations. This ensures continuity of care and enhances the overall patient experience.

Sustainability access hard-to-find specialist staff

We find, coordinate and manage locally sourced and registered Surgeons, Theatre Nurses, Recovery Nurses and Sterilisation Technicians to deliver the service. 

Low administrative overhead

With our low administrative overhead, you can redirect your resources and focus on other important healthcare responsibilities. Our streamlined processes minimise the burden of administrative tasks, allowing you to prioritise patient care.

Lower cost than Minister of Health funding

Public hospitals can allocate their resources more effectively, saving money on infrastructure, equipment, staffing, and operational expenses. Our Hernia Service offers compelling cost savings compared to alternative funding sources such as Ministry of Health funding or outsourcing. By choosing SEQURE Health, hospitals can optimise their budgets and allocate resources to other areas of healthcare delivery.

Easy Procurement

We have established an easy purchasing process through the existing Te Whatu Ora contract. This simplifies the procurement of our service, ensuring a smooth and efficient onboarding process for hospitals.

Service Features

Effortless delivery and management

We take care of the coordination and management of a large network of locally based and registered Surgeons, Theatre Nurses, Recovery Nurses, and Sterilisation Technicians to deliver the service. Our team ensures that all aspects of the service, from scheduling to logistics, are handled effortlessly.

Completed in procedure rooms

Rather than in surgical theatres

Optimal Utilisation

We make the most of your existing resources, including procedure rooms, equipment, and consumables during your off-peak times, typically weekends.

Catch-up quickly

Our service enables hospitals to double their weekly outcomes, delivering results up to 50% faster.

Keep-up easily

Our ability to provide Shouldice Hernia services for an extended period ensures long-term sustainability for public hospitals. Maintain a manageable hernia service with top up services when required.

Specialised Expertise – Shouldice Trained Surgeon Lead

Our professionals are highly skilled and experienced in delivering Shouldice Hernia procedures.


Our service is tailored to meet the specific requirements of your hospital. We understand that each hospital has unique needs so we work closely with you to ensure that our service aligns perfectly with your goals and processes

Ability to address various Hernia needs

Including inguinal, femoral, epigastric, incisional, spigelian, and umbilical hernias.

Effortless preparation

All results and patient data are logged directly into your existing systems, enabling instant, real-time reporting. This not only saves time but also ensures accurate and up-to-date records for efficient patient management.

Low cost

Our Shouldice Hernia offers significant cost savings compared to other alternatives such as Ministry of Health (MoH) funding or outsourcing. By partnering with us, hospitals can benefit from a fraction of the usual costs associated with running their own programs or outsourcing to external providers.

Reliable and Low Risk

We understand the importance of reliability in healthcare delivery. With SEQURE Health, you can count on us to ensure full staffing and high-quality service delivery every time. Risks are constantly reviewed and managed to minimise any potential disruptions or complications.

Quick and easy to set up

SEQURE Health has a proven track record of setting up new services successfully.


We can complete up to 2,304 hernia operations in procedure rooms (during weekends) over a 12 months period.



Not only lowest cost but also best value as the cost of running your own or outsourcing is high compared to in-sourcing as the administrative cost of preparing patient data, importing results, managing imported data gaps, compliancy and reporting is surprisingly high.

The hidden cost with outsourcing or running your own weekends and of not finding resources each and every weekend.

SEQURE In-sourcing is sustainable and reliable – We take on the responsibility to ensure full staffing and high-quality service delivery each and every time.

Want to come work for us?

We are always looking for:

  • General Surgeons
  • Anaesthetists
  • Nurses
    • Head / Circulating
    • Theatre
    • PACU
    • Recovery
  • Anaesthetic Technicians
  • Sterilisation Technicians
  • Health Care Assistants


When you work for SEQURE all staff gain the benefits of:

  • Genuine ability to earn extra income
  • Above average rates
  • Weekend work (no need to take annual leave)
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Free Lunch

Contact us now for a copy of our SEQURE In-Sourcing Case Study or for more information about our Hernia service. 


Level 11, 175 Victoria Street
Wellington 6011

PO Box 11-801
Wellington 6142


Tel 04 499 2624