Visiting the Inpatient Unit

Friends, family and whānau are very welcome to visit our Inpatient Unit.

Our Inpatient Unit visiting times are 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Visiting outside of these times must be arranged by phoning the Inpatient Unit on (04) 801 0006.

All visitors must sign in and out for safety and security reasons and please use the hand sanitiser before entering and when leaving.

We have a range of toys, DVDs and games in our 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. Your well-behaved pet is very welcome to visit. Please check with the Mary Potter Hospice team beforehand to make the necessary arrangements.

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 for visitors. Patient meals are provided free-of-charge.

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.