Hospital visiting hours

UPDATED: 9 July 2021

Due to high levels of winter illnesses like RSV, colds and viruses we have restricted hospital visitors.

Temporary changes are:

  • no children under the age of 16 to visit patients in hospital
  • general hospital visits are restricted to one person per patient (except for Maternity and the Children’s Ward)

If you are feeling unwell please don’t visit

We encourage all visitors coming into our hospitals and health centres to continue using the QR code for tracing purposes and recommend people keep a safe distance from people you don’t know while on our premises, use face coverings if it makes you feel more comfortable, use hand sanitizer on entry, practise cough or sneeze etiquette, and please stay at home if you are unwell.

To ensure our patients have the opportunity to get well, and care is able to be provided by our clinicians, we strictly adhere to our visiting hours found below. Visiting outside of these hours is not permitted unless by prior arrangement with nursing staff.

Please do not come in for appointments and to visit patients if you are unwell or have been unwell or have had a stomach bug in the last two days.

We encourage patients to bring in their cell phones to keep in touch with families. General inquiry calls are not put through to the wards.

Please download the NZ COVID-19 tracer app so you can use the QR Codes when coming into our hospitals and other health centres. This will help you keep a record of when you’ve visited our sites.

While it is great for everyone to be able to visit those in hospital we need to remember that patients in our care need time for rest and recovery.

Please respect our staff if they need to discuss visitor numbers to ensure that patients are not overwhelmed during their hospital stay.

WARD 2A, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B
2.00pm - 8.00pm
Monday - Sunday

Open visiting for immediate family/caregiver only
General visiting 2pm - 8pm

Monday - Friday 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10.00am - 8.00pm

Open visiting for Immediate family only
However no visiting between 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Ph 0508 SEX HEALTH (0508 739 432), 188 Powderham Street New Plymouth
Monday 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday & Friday 9am - 12pm

Te Rangimarie Hospice, 5 David Street
Open visiting for families, general visiting 10am - 7pm daily

Last updated: Friday, July 9, 2021

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