Health and hospital facilities during COVID-19

Visiting Whanganui Hospital 

Primary health services are operating as normal but we encourage everyone in our hospital to maintain high hygiene standards. 


Depending on the current COVID-19 Alert Level:


  • All visitors may be asked to sign in.

  • Sometimes our staff may need to limit visitor numbers. 

  • Consider your need to visit the hospital if you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms. Please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you are concerned about COVID-19 symptoms or visit the community based assessment centre (CBAC) on the Whanganui Hospital campus
  • If you need emergency care, you should go to Whanganui Emergency Department or Whanganui Accident Emergency on the Whanganui Hospital. We are here for you during all COVID-19 Alert Levels.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Keep a record of where you have been using the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Tracer app to scan QR codes at the hospital and keep track of your movements. The more we scan, the safer we will be

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


Remember: If you are unwell, please stay away and phone Healthline or your GP for advice.


Please visit Unite Against Covid or the Ministry of Health website for national information about Covid-19