Visiting Whanganui Hospital during the ORANGE traffic light


When you arrive at the entrance you will be asked to:


If you are presenting as a patient, we will undertake precautionary measures, all of which will be explained throughout your patient journey but you will be seen.


Visitors with acute respiratory symptoms such as cough, cold and flu symptoms, sore throat and runny nose or have abdominal pain or diarrhoea or a close household contact with a current COVID-19 case must not attend unless prior arrangements have been made. You will be declined entry if this is the case.


You will not be asked to provide a vaccine passport within a clinical setting.


There is a requirement for booked surgical procedures and surgeries to have a COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to arrival. Not having completed this may result in your surgery or surgical procedure being postponed.


We will rely on the advice of your treating health team in these cases. The effects of COVID-19 on an individuals recovery has warranted a cautious approach which may include deferring surgeries, unless urgent, until the person is no longer infected with COVID-19.


There is no need to have a COVID-19 test before getting an x-ray, blood test or a consultation with a health professional.


Thank you for supporting our WDHB staff so they can deliver the healthcare you require. Together, we will ensure our hospital is safe and functioning for all needs.





Waka Hauora is travelling our Whanganui region offering supervised RAT tests, RAT test collection and now also vaccination if you:


  • Have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Are a household contact of someone with Covid-19.


Please request RATs before visiting the bus by going to


You will be given an order number via text to give to our team.


If you don’t have internet access, the Waka Hauora team will still be able to give you RATs if you have symptoms or are household contact but requesting them online, if you can, makes the process easier.




9am to 12pm - Criterion Street next to Te Matapihi

1pm to 3pm - in layby at tennis courts

8.30am to 12pm - Waverley Community Hall

1pm to 3.30pm – beach carpark by the surf club


9.30am to 11.30am - Ruapehu District Council carpark – 37 Ayr Street

12.30pm to 2.30pm - Tangiwai Memorial, SH49


10am to 12.30pm - Community Hall, 25 Queree Drive

2pm to 3.30pm - Queens Park – grass area off Pourewa Rd


Sunday 19 June
9am to 12pm - Williams Domain off Tinirau Street

1pm to 3.30pm - Ratana Pa


Sunday 26 June
9am to 12pm - Shopping Centre - Somme Parade


1pm to 3.30pm - Ratana Pa