Visiting our hospital

Covid-19 visitor update for Alert Level 1


18 February 2021


New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1 and Auckland is at Alert Level 2 following COVID-19 community cases in Auckland. 


Visiting Whanganui Hospital



Whanganui Hospital and primary health services, including appointments, are operating as normal under Alert Level 1, but we encourage visitors to maintain high hygiene standards.


  • Consider your need to visit the hospital if you are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms. Please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you are concerned about COVID-19 symptoms or visit the community based assessment centre (CBAC) on the Whanganui Hospital campus
  • If you need emergency care, should go to Whanganui Emergency Department or Whanganui Accident Emergency on the Whanganui Hospital. We are here for you during all COVID-19 Alert Levels.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Keep a record of where you have been using the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Tracer app to scan QR codes at the hospital and keep track of your movements. The more we scan, the safer we will be
  • Sometimes our staff may need to limit visitor numbers. 

Whanganui Hospital visiting hours are from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.                                                                                                                                             

Please visit Unite Against Covid or the Ministry of Health website for national information about Covid-19.