Wellington Regional Hospital has 12 self-contained, fully equipped labour and birthing suites. Each birthing suite has its own pool or bath. All birthing suites have ensuite bathrooms and our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is located nearby.
There is a parent lounge available for their use which also has tea and coffee making facilities. There are no cooking facilities. Meals are provided for women. Visitors are able to purchase meals from Te Rourou cafe which is located on Level 3 in WSB. There is also a Mojo cafe near the purple lifts on Level 3. There is a hospital shop located in the atrium and there are numerous shops and cafes near the hospital.
Please do not be offended if you have an emergency and your whānau are requested to move into the waiting area.
Please do not leave children under the age of 14 years unattended. It is also important to arrange childcare in case of an emergency.
Please do not bring valuables to the Birthing Suite.
Accessing the Birthing Suite
Take the Emergency Department vehicle entry and turn left into the After Hours / Birthing Suite entrance. The Emergency Department entry is past the Main Entrance to the hospital on Riddiford Street if you are coming from the City. If you are coming from the South it is before the Main Entrance.
Proceed through the After Hours / Birthing Suite entrance. This entrance can be used 24 hours 7 days a week. Orderlies will be available at the entrance office to provide assistance as required.
Parking - there will be 2 emergency car parks available for women in labour outside the After Hours / Delivery Suite entrance. These parks have a time limit of 120 minutes so you will need to shift your car.
From the Underground Car Park:
From 7:00am to 9:00pm you can take the Red lift direct to Level 4 and follow the signs to Birthing Suite. Underground car park fees will apply.
From 9:00pm to 7:00am the Red lift will stop at Level 2. From here you will need to exit the lift and use the phone in the foyer which rings directly to the orderlies who will come to escort you to Birthing Suite.
View a map of how to get to Delivery Suite
Take a virtual tour of birthing suite