Meals and accommodation


Patients are provided with three meals a day which are selected from a menu the day before. Menus include choices for specialised diets, including diabetic and vegetarian choices.

Meal times are approximately:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
7am 12 noon 5.15pm

A beverage trolley comes around at meal times and at morning and afternoon tea time. This service is just for patients.

Visitors and caregivers
Food and drink is available for visitors and caregivers from:

Top Café - located next to the Lambie Building
Monday to Friday, 8am - 7pm.

Espresso Plus Café - located in the foyer of the main entrance of Whanganui Hospital. Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4pm


Our Mauri Ora facility is a warm and embracing whare in the hospital grounds available as emergency accommodation for people who live outside of the Whanganui city limits. Contact the Te Whatu Ora Whanganui haumoana navigator, via Whanganui Hospital’s telephonists (06 348 1234), for further information.