Whangarei Hospital Visiting Hours | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau

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. Additional restrictions may be in place in some units - see below.

- 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


  • Two 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

  • Whānau can attend throughout labour and birth until transfer to the postnatal.

  • Postnatal

  • One Partner in Care may stay with the woman in the postnatal ward to assist with the care of mother and baby

  • Additional whānau may also visit 11am – 8pm

  • Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

    To help protect patients, whānau and staff, the number of tamariki and whānau visiting is restricted and only parents or caregivers may visit.

Visiting Hours are 11:00 am - 8:00 pm at:  
  • Whangārei Hospital

  • Kaitaia Hospital

  • Bay of Islands Hospital

  • Dargaville Hospital



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