Whanganui Hospital

Whanganui Hospital is fortunate to have some of the newest and most up-to-date equipment and facilities in New Zealand. Whanganui Hospital staff are very focused on ensuring that our patients and their family / whānau experience the best possible healthcare each step of the way.

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Visiting hours

Our flexible visiting hours were introduced to create a safe, family-orientated experience for our patients. We acknowledge everyone receiving care in Whanganui Hospital may wish to have their family / whānau / friends visit.

Visiting hours at Whanganui Hospital are from 8am to 8pm daily. Arrangements can be made with ward staff for visiting outside of these hours. Visitor numbers may be restricted if you are very unwell, but visiting hours will be more flexible if you are a patient in our Emergency Department, Children’s Ward, Critical Care Unit or our Acute Assessment Unit.

We welcome your nomination of a support person, who can be with you throughout your stay with us. A support person can stay with you, and help look after you, if that is your wish. 

While visitors are important to your recovery, it is also important that we restrict visiting hours and the number of visitors you have at any one time, as this may impact on other patients around you. Time to rest while you are in hospital is essential to your recovery.