Please do not visit the hospital wards if you are unwell as this can compromise the health of all our patients.
Visiting hours are below. Please note that, in the case of very sick or special needs patients, longer visiting hours can be arranged with the charge nurse.
Adult wards: Visiting hours are between 10am and 1pm and between 3pm and 8pm (1pm to 3pm is a rest period).
Specialty units: Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Department (ED), Short Stay Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Delivery Suite – visiting by negotiation with the team leader.
Children’s Hospital: Parents/guardians may visit at any time. All other visiting is between 2pm and 7pm. There is a rest period between midday and 2pm.
Mental health: Visits need to be discussed with the team leader prior to visiting.
Children are very welcome to visit, but young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and not left to run freely around the hospital.
Send a message to a patient
This service allows you to send a fax message to a friend or family member in a ward within Wellington Regional Hospital. To make use of this facility please call (04) 385 5999 and ask the operator to send a message through to the ward. The message will be added to a fax greeting and sent through to the ward and on to the patient.
Whānau rooms for families
These are available on levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 for all whānau visiting patients on the wards, and provides a place for larger gatherings. The hospital is part of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and these rooms also offer a quiet space for nursing mothers.