Visiting our hospital

Welcome to all visitors. Our visiting hours are 8am - 8pm daily.

Please make arrangements with ward staff for visiting outside of these hours. Visitor numbers may be restricted if you are very unwell, but visiting hours will be more flexible if you are a patient in our emergency department, children’s ward, critical care unit or our acute assessment unit.

You are welcome to have a support person to stay with you. 



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.