Whangarei Hospital Visiting Hours | Northland DHB

Whangarei Hospital Visiting Hours

Visiting Northland Hospitals 


To keep our patients and staff safe, we have strict procedures in place and ask that you only visit if you need to during this time.

- Two people at a time may visit (this includes children).

- Visiting hours are between 11am-8pm.

- Visitors are asked not to visit if they are sick.

- All visitors must wear a surgical or medical mask unless they have an exemption (see MoH mask exemptions) at all times when entering and moving around any Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau sites.

- All visitors must adhere to physical distancing of one metre at all sites and services.

Exceptions to visiting guidelines can be made based on compassionate grounds and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

Ward/Unit Specific Guidance


  • No visitors

    Mental Health and Addiction Services

  • The general visitor policy outlined above applies with the caveat that visiting will be determined by the whaiora’s current clinical presentation and will be agreed on a case-by-case.
  • Maternity Services

  • One person can attend for assessment and during early induction in support of the woman and up to three birth partners can attend throughout labour and birth until transfer to the postnatal.
  • An additional named visitor be permitted in the post natal ward in addition to the partner in care
  • Under the orange setting no children are able to visit 
  • Postnatal

  • One Partner in Care who is COVID-19 negative may stay with the woman in the postnatal  ward to assist with the care of mother and baby
  • An additional named visitor may also visit. If the woman is sharing a room it is requested only one visitor attend at a time
  • Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

    All caregivers/parents will be RAT tested before entry into the unit.  

    To help protect patients, whānau and staff, the number of tamariki and whānau visiting is restricted:

    • Only parents or caregivers may visit
    • Only one parent or caregiver can be present at a time 
Visiting Hours are 11:00 am - 8:00 pm at:  
  • Whangārei Hospital

  • Kaitaia Hospital

  • Bay of Islands Hospital

  • Dargaville Hospital



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