For Visitors

Welcome to Wakefield Hospital

If you are family, whānau or a close friend of one of the people in our care, please find all the information you need to know about visiting below.

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Visitor Information

If you would like to visit someone staying at Wakefield Hospital, you are welcome between 1:00pm and 7:00pm and outside these hours by arrangement.

Please make sure the person you are visiting would like you to visit before you arrive.

You are able to purchase snacks from the cafeteria between 9:00am and 3:00pm Monday – Friday. Evening meals are also available and should be ordered and paid for directly with the cafeteria by 3:00pm. You can help yourself to tea and coffee from the small kitchen in the ward.

We do ask that you show courtesy to other people in our care by reducing the number of visitors at any one time to reduce noise on our wards.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to book before visiting someone at Wakefield?

Booking is not required. We request you scan the QR code or sign the visitor register on entry. Please do not visit if you are unwell and/or have any cold or flu-like symptoms.

Should you want to bring food or drinks into hospital it is important that it is safe and hygienic. Many cases of food poisoning in hospital have been traced back to food brought in from outside. If you would like to bring food into hospital we ask that you bring healthy choices.

Visiting hours are from 1pm until 7pm. The clinical condition of some patients may restrict the number of visitors allowed.

Overnight stays for a parent or caregiver of a dependent child should be discussed with your specialist so that this request can be pre-arranged with the hospital.
There is no provision for overnight stays for a support person at the hospital.

Please enquire at Reception or the ward Nurses Station on arrival.

Telephone 04 381 8100 and the receptionist will transfer your call.