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Location and maps

Physical address: Kenepuru Community Hospital,16 Hospital Drive, Kenepuru, Porirua City

Postal address: Kenepuru Community Hospital, PO Box 50215, Porirua


Finding your way around

You will find maps and signs throughout the hospital and a map directory at the entrance of Kenepuru Hospital.

When you come to the hospital you may be greeted by a hospital volunteer who can guide you to your appointment if you need help. If you wish to know more about the Wellington Hospitals Foundation hospital volunteer service or about becoming a volunteer please visit www.whf.org.nz.



Parking is free at Kenepuru Hospital. Patient and visitor parking is located at the front of the hospital.


Kenepuru Accident and Medical Clinic

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Kenepuru Maternity Unit

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Visiting hours and information

General visiting hours: 10am–1pm and 3pm–8pm daily.

Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley are permitting a maximum of two adult visitors (over 16 years), who may be accompanied by up to two children or teenagers (under 16 years of age).

Restrictions on visiting are to ensure the safety of patients and staff by minimising avoidable contact and the potential for spread of the Covid-19 virus. Please check our current visitor restrictions here

Please note that, in the case of very sick or special needs patients, longer visiting hours can be arranged with the charge nurse.

Ward 4 visitors must please phone 04 385 5999 before coming in.

Mental health visitors need arrange with the team leader prior to visiting.

Support services

Need an interpreter?

Interpreter services can be made available to people who meet specific criteria. For outpatient appointments, interpreting services should be booked in advance. Deaf patients can request a sign language interpreter. Find out more about booking an interpreter.


Need a wheelchair or help from an orderly?

Phone us on 04 385 5999 extension 86100 before you visit to arrange this.

Chaplains and quiet room

The Chapel is open 8.30am to 4pm weekdays.

Our chaplaincy staff can be contacted by pager through the hospital operator, or ask your nurse to contact us.

Chaplaincy staff: Kath MacLean (Pager 2725), Noel Tiano (Pager 7543) and Amy Finiki (Pager 2808)

At Kenepuru there is a quiet room on first floor between wards 4 and 5 available to staff, patients or visitors who need a place for reflection, prayer or simply time out. A similar room is available near Outpatients on the ground floor.

We are available for:

  • Pastoral visits, counselling, prayer, and communion on request any time from the chaplains.
  • Blessings, funerals and weddings.
  • Worship services every Sunday at 9.30am (includes communion), everybody welcome.
  • Ward communions Thursday mornings at your bedside.
  • Chaplaincy Assistants visit during the week.

Services and facilities

Internet access (WiFi)

For patients staying overnight, free WiFi is available at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Community Hospital and Kapiti Health Centre. Find out more including instructions for how to connect here.



Poppies Cafe is located in the hospitals main entrance foyer and is open 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Vibe Café is located on the Ground Floor of Ward Block and is open 8am to 3pm Monday to Friday. The seating area is available 24/7.


Public toilets

Public toilets are located on the main corridor of the clinical services block and next to the Accident & Medical Service. Disabled toilets are located opposite the Radiology/X-Ray unit.


Post office box

This is located opposite the ATM machine and is cleared daily at 2.30pm.


Whānau rooms for families

These are available on levels 1 & 2 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.


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 Kenepuru 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.


Sending flowers, letters or parcels

Anything you send to a patient should be clearly marked with the patient’s name and ward. Please use our postal address to send letters and parcels, or our physical address for flowers.



Returning hospital equipment

When we lend any equipment we will provide a date when they are to be returned. If you need to use the equipment for longer, you can call up and ask for an extension. There is no charge for equipment, or fee if they are returned late. 

Find out more about returning hospital equipment


Last updated 27 October 2023.