Visiting hours in the hospitals vary among the wards or units.

We ask visitors to:

  • respect other patients and families in the same room
  • wait patiently for assistance from staff who may be busy attending to patients
  • call in advance if wanting to visit a family member after 8.30pm

Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (AT&R)

1.30-5pm and 5.30-8.30pm


Day Stay Unit

Nelson and Wairau : 7am-8.30pm


Intensive Care Unit / Coronary Care Unit

Nelson: visiting hours are open and at the nurses' discretion.

Please do no send or take flowers into the ICU.


High Dependency Unit/Acute Admissions Unit

Nelson and Wairau: visiting hours 8-9am and 1-3pm

Requests may be made to visit outside of these hours by phoning 03 520 9999


Inpatients - medical ward 9 and 10

Nelson and Wairau: 11.30am-7.30pm



Nelson: 10am-1pm and 3-8.30pm (unit closed 1-3pm)

Wairau: 10am-12pm and 4-7pm (unit closed 12-4pm)


Special Care Baby Unit

10am-1pm and 3-7.30pm (unit closed 1-3pm)



Nelson and Wairau: 8am-8pm