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

Nelson Marlborough Health has zero tolerance to aggression and violence.
Anyone behaving in a violent, abusive or threatening way on our sites will not be tolerated.
We understand that stress, anxiety, grief and fear can cause people to act in a way they wouldn’t normally. However, there is never an excuse for aggressive bad behaviour. Violence to staff, patients or visitors is not OK.
Anyone acting in a violent manner is to be warned and then asked to leave, depending on the level of violence involved. If it continues, security will be called.

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: No visiting between 7-9am and 1-3.30pm
High Dependency Unit/Acute Admissions Unit
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