Visiting the Inpatient Unit
Your family, whānau, friends and pets are very welcome to visit our Inpatient Unit.
Page last updated Thursday 15 September 2022
Visiting the Inpatient Unit (IPU) in Newtown
Some restrictions apply to visiting a patient in the Inpatient Unit in Newtown. We strongly recommended that you phone first. Our visiting policy considers many Covid- and patient-related factors to ensure the safety of patients, whānau and staff. Please call us on 04 801 0006 (24 hours).
Visiting hours are 8am–8pm, unless by prior arrangement.
Facilities at the Inpatient Unit
Tea and coffee making facilities and limited facilities for storing and heating food are available in the Tarata Room (Family Lounge) kitchenette. There is a Wharekai (Café) where you can order meals or snacks for visitors. Patient meals are provided free-of-charge.
We have a range of toys, DVDs and games in the Tarata Room (Family Lounge) for young visitors. For the safety of your children and the privacy and comfort of our patients, please ensure your children are supervised at all times.
The Āio (Chapel) is a place for quiet reflection, contemplation or prayer, whatever your spiritual beliefs. We encourage patients, family, whānau to use it whenever they feel the need.
Parking and transport
Parking is available, but is limited at the Inpatient Unit, especially between 8.30am and 3.30pm. We recommend you use public transport, or take a taxi or Uber.
The closest bus stop is at Wellington Hospital. For bus routes and timetables you can phone Metlink on 0800 801 700 or use the journey planner. There is a paid car park at Wellington Hospital which is a five minute walk away from the Hospice. Find more information about parking rates and hours here.