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Where to find us

Our Clinical Trials Unit is on level 8 of the Ward Support Block (WSB) building at Wellington Regional Hospital.

Download a map showing how to get here from the main entrance of Wellington Regional Hospital.

Find out more about Wellington Regional Hospital

This page includes information about Wellington Regional Hospital, including how to get here, parking, finding your way around and services and facilities.

Please note that all our sites are smokefree.

Wellington Regional Hospital and the Clinical Trials Unit are accessible for people with disabilities. You can read more about our disability responsiveness work here.


We need written consent from all participants in our clinical trials. We will fully discuss all aspects of your participation with you before you give consent. You are welcome to ask questions and clarify information at any time throughout the study.

Patient facilities

We have a comfortable waiting room and friendly reception area for when you first arrive.

Most participants are here for between an hour and half a day, depending on the study. However, some studies require a longer stay, and some patients may need to stay overnight or longer.

Our patient lounge has comfy chairs, a table and a television. There is a kitchen for making refreshments, including a microwave and fridge. You are welcome to bring your own food.

If you are staying overnight or longer, your meals will be provided. We can cater for special dietary requirements.

Each bed for patients staying overnight has a dedicated television.

General information about clinical trials

To find out more about clinical trials in New Zealand, visit New Zealand Clinical Trials

Ethics approval is required for all trials, and guidelines exist that set out the established ethical standards that all researchers must meet when undertaking health and disability research in New Zealand.

Find out more about this on the Health and Disability Ethics Committees (HDEC) website.

Are you interested in volunteering for a trial?

If you would like to participate in one our trials or would like more information, please contact us.

Phone: 04 918 5117 or email Marina.Dzhelali@ccdhb.org.nz.

Are you a healthy volunteer?

The Clinical Trials Unit does not recruit healthy volunteers. If you are healthy and would like to volunteer for a trial, you can contact the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ).

Please email tony.mallon@mrinz.ac.nz.

Last updated 3 April 2024.