Wellington Regional Hospital has two cafés and a coffee bar which cater for visitors, patients and staff.
- Vibe Café is open 7am-7pm weekdays and 8.30am-6pm weekends.
- Wishbone (in the main atrium) is open from 6.30am to 6pm weekdays and 8.30am to 4pm weekends.
- Mojo (in the Clinical Services Block by the Mein Street entrance) is open from 7am to 4pm weekdays, 8am-1.30pm Saturdays, 9am-1.30pm Sundays.
Hospital gift shop
There is a gift shop located in the atrium of Wellington Hospital for patients, staff and visitors. The hours are 8.30am-4pm on weekdays and 9am-3pm weekends.
The shop sells a wide range of items including:
- Newspapers, magazines and books
- Flowers, gifts and soft toys
- Greeting or get well cards and stamps
- WiFi tokens, phone and Snapper card top-ups
- Snacks and water
- Basic pharmaceuticals and toiletries
- Dry cleaning
You can also place orders online at shop.whf.org.nz or using your credit card over the phone on 04 389 5610 for delivery to patients. The gift shop is run by the hospital's official charity, Wellington Hospitals Foundation. Find out more at www.whf.org.nz
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.
For outpatients, basic WiFi is available at Wellington Regional Hospital in the main building, the Grace Neill Block, the Children's Hospital and the Emergency Department. You can buy tokens at the hospital gift shop in the atrium of the main building. The cost is $5 for 8 consecutive hours.
Banking and post
Opposite the Hospital Gift Shop is an ASB ATM machine (this caters for most banks) and a post box for national and international posting.
Branches of most banks and a New Zealand Post Shop can be found on Riddiford Street in Newtown – turn left out the main entrance and walk for 5 minutes down Riddiford Street.
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.
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.
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. Flowers are not allowed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Ward 7 south.