Our departments and wards

See below for information about Whanganui Hospital's departments and wards.

ATR Ward/Acute Stroke Unit

Whether you are a patient or visitor in our Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Ward (ATR)/Acute Stroke Unit you will notice we use a 'team nursing' model for providing you with the best possible care.

 
Medlab Laboratory Services

Medlab tests samples from patients referred by general practitioners, specialists, midwives and other medical referrers.

 
Older people's health service

The Whanganui region’s higher-than-average population of older people (16 percent of Whanganui’s residents are aged 65 years or over) means a higher-than-average demand on our community’s health and social services.

 
Mental health and addiction

Whanganui DHB provides a range of mental health and addiction services in the community, rural areas and on the Whanganui Hospital campus.

 
Dental services

WDHB provides a range of oral health services including mobile dental units.

 
X-ray and radiology

Radiology (X-ray) is a medical specialty which uses a variety of different imaging technologies and equipment to image the body and diagnose disease.

 
Therapy services

  Our Therapy Service comprises a Child Development Service, Social Work Service, Physiotherapy Service, Occupational Therapy Service, Dietitics Service and Speech Language Therapy Service.

 
Physiotherapy Services

Contact details   Opening hours   Reception 06 348 1286     8am - 4.

 
Theatre Services

Whanganui Hospital's Theatre Services Unit includes pre-admission clinics, a day of surgery unit, endoscopy clinics, operating theatres and a post-anaesthetic care unit (recovery room).

 
Medical Ward

Whether you are a patient or visitor in Whanganui Hospital's Medical Ward you will notice we use a 'team nursing' model for providing you with the best possible care.

 
Surgical Ward

Whether you are a patient or visitor in Whanganui Hospital's Surgical Ward you will notice we use a 'team nursing' model for providing you with the best possible care.

 
Children's Ward

Infants, children and adolescents up to the age of 15 years are cared for in Whanganui Hospital's Children's Ward.

 
Maternity Unit

Whanganui Hospital's Maternity Unit provides inpatient care for women and their babies throughout pregnancy, as well as during and after birth.

 
Emergency Department

Whanganui Hospital's Emergency Department provides 24-hour care for the assessment and treatment of serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention.

 
Critical Care Unit

Whanganui Hospital's Critical Care Unit caters for critically ill, cardiac and high dependancy patients who require a highly specialised level of care.