Public Facilities


Taranaki DHB has free wifi at both Hawera and Base Hospital thanks to Primo Wireless. Look for 'FreePrimoHotspot' in your wifi settings.

Cafeteria - Taranaki Base Hospital and Hawera Hospital

A cafeteria is located on Level 1 at Base Hospital and on the main corridor at Hawera Hospital.

Breastfeeding, baby change and family areas

There are several breastfeeding and baby change areas available at Taranaki Base Hospital:

  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Mental Health Outpatients
  • Mothers’ Quiet Room, Ward 15
  • Parent Zone, main corridor near Outpatients
  • Postnatal Lounge, Ward 15

Taranaki Base Hospital Chapel

Click here to go to Chaplaincy Services.


Whaiora offers temporary accommodation to support whanau of inpatients at Taranaki Base Hospital. Priority is given to whanau from outside of the New Plymouth township.

Whaiora Contact us

During working hours phone 06 753 6139 extn 7587 or 753 7853.Or ask the operator to page a Kaimahi Hauora. Please direct all after hour bookings to the Emergency Department reception.

Whaiora Pamphlet
Whaiora Pamphlet - A guide for Whaiora (PFD 600 KB)


All Taranaki DHB buildings and grounds are smokefree.


Last updated: Friday, August 20, 2021

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