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 & 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 is restricted ton 8-9am and 1-3pm. Note: flowers are not to be sent or taken into ICU.
High Dependency Unit/Acute Admissions Unit
Nelson: Visiting hours is restricted ton 8-9am and 1-3pm. Wairau: 8-9am and 1-3pm. Requests may be made to visit outside of these hours by phoning (03) 520 9999
Inpatients
Nelson and Wairau: 11.30am-7.30pm
Maternity
Nelson: 10am-1pm and 3-8.30pm (unit is closed 1-3pm)
Wairau: 10am-12pm and 4-7pm (unit is closed 12-4pm)
Husbands or partners 8am-8pm
Special Care Baby Unit
10am-1pm and 3-7.30pm (unit is closed 1-3pm) 
Paediatrics
Nelson and Wairau: 8am-8pm