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Visiting Information

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours and policies change often at the moment, click here for the current policy.


Visitors may arrange accommodation on site. Please ask your nurse for further information.

Food, Snacks and Drinks

Visitors can buy food from the hospital cafeteria or Columbus Coffee. Snacks and canned drinks are also available from the coin machines on the ground floor and lower ground floor.


Anyone wishing to park on-site at Whangarei Hospital will now have to pay a parking fee, Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.

The first one (1) hour is free for the public. Weekends and after 5pm during the week is also free. Motorbikes and bicycles can park for free every day.

There are more than 311 ‘public only’ car parks for the public. Of the 311 public car parks there are 33 accessible (disability) parks. The main public car park is accessed via Maunu Road (near the main hospital entrance).

If you are visiting the Child Health Centre, Jim Carney Cancer Treatment Centre or Wheelchair Services you will access the public car parks via Hospital Road.

There is no fee to drive into the hospital site and drop someone off, as long as you leave within one hour.

Public parking is well signposted. Reserved staff only car parks will have a large blue number painted in the bay. Please do not park in staff only bays.

Click here for more information including exemptions and How to Pay.

Our Parking Administrator and the hospital security team are here to help. They will be patrolling the car parks and can also be found at the security desk adjacent to the main entrance


Parking Administrator

Ph: 0800 472 757

Public Toilets

Public toilets are located in the foyers to the main entrance, medical wing, mental health area, and lower ground floor corridor. A baby change table is located in the toilets in the main entrance foyers, medical wing foyer and in the Emergency Department waiting room.   

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