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Contact details

General enquiries04 385 5999 or send us an email

Patient enquiries 04 385 5947 or 04 385 5949

Out-patient appointment email OutPatientAppointments@ccdhb.org.nz

Address Te Wao Nui, Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021

Location and parking

Te Wao Nui is located in the Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood Building on Riddiford Street in Newtown, next to the main Wellington Regional Hospital building.

Access to the parking is through the main entrance on Riddiford Street and you can exit the same way. The exit via Hospital Road is currently closed while works are being carried out in the area.

There is a drop off zone and designated parking for children with disabilities, which you'll find on your right under the sheltered area, as you drive behind Te Wao Nui.

Parking spaces located behind the hospital are available to whanau and visitors.

te wao nui map

Opening hours and visitor information

Parents and caregivers are welcome to visit at any time during the day and evening but only one person can stay overnight.

Other whānau and visitors are welcome (with the approval of the child’s parent or caregiver) between 10am–1pm and 3pm–8pm daily. Children under 16 who are visiting must be supervised at all times by an adult.

We have put together this welcome video to help patients and whānau to get ready for their visit which covers the following areas: 

  • Your Room 0:17 secs
  • Isolation 2:08 mins
  • Your Ward 2:28 mins
  • Your Support Team 3:12 mins 
  • Visiting Te Wao Nui 4:04 mins
  • Parking 4:30 mins
  • A safe and healing environment 5:11 mins
  • Medical Equipment 6:05 mins
  • Patient's Rights 6:32 mins
  • Your Care Team 7:11

Play areas and play specialists

Each ward has a play area with age appropriate toys and activities. The Ward one play room is open from 8am to 7pm and the Ward two activity area is open from 8am to 8pm. Siblings are welcome to use the areas but must be supervised.

We have two play specialists who work from 8am to 2pm Monday to Friday on Ward 1 and 2. The play specialist uses play and distraction to help your child manage stressful or upsetting procedures. They also provide general play activities for children in the wards.


Last updated 24 November 2023.