Visiting our hospital

COVID-19 Whanganui hospital visitor update for Alert Level 1 

  

With the move to Alert Level 1, we are pleased to welcome more visitors back to the hospital to see whānau and loved ones. There are no longer restrictions on how many people can visit. 

Whanganui Hospital visiting hours are from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. 

 

However, please:

  • wash your hands and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • don't come to the hospital if you are unwell with flu-like symptoms
  • keep a record of where you have been
  • use the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Tracer app

  

Parking

Ample free parking is provided for patients and visitors to Wanganui Hospital. Please only park in allocated spaces and leave the disabled car parks for those people requiring them.

The visitor parking area is to the right of the entranceway to the hospital, as you enter Gate 1.

There is a drop-off area immediately in front of the hospital's main entrance and Emergency Department.

Disabled car parks are located just past the Emergency Department drop off zone.



Infection control for visitors


Everyone plays a part in fighting the spread of infection, including health care staff, patients and their visitors.

It is important that you do not visit a patient if you are unwell. If you have a cold, sore throat, upset stomach or diarrhoea you should stay at home until you are fully well.

Before visiting a patient on the ward and after using the bathroom, please ensure you use the hand sanitiser, which is available by the doors to each ward. Rub it all over your hands and between your fingers until your hands are dry.

Many diseases are spread through sneezes and coughs. Please cover your nose and mouth when coughing, and wash your hands afterwards.