If you are unsure of where to go, please report to reception when you arrive at hospital.
Parking & Public Transport
Wairarapa Hospital is located on the corner of Te Ore Ore Road and Blair Street. The main entrance is located on Te Ore Ore Road.
There is a payphone located at the main entrance of the hospital. If phoning a taxi, ask to be collected from the main hospital entrance. There are two taxi services in Masterton:
Masterton Radio Taxis—378 2555
Mobility Services—377 4231
There is a bus service four times a day to the hospital on Tuesday and Friday. The bus stop is located next to the main entrance. The team at the enquiry desk will have bus timetables for you, or you can request a timetable from Tranzit Coachlines on (06) 377 1227.
Please note that you are responsible for your own transport home, regardless of how you arrived at the hospital. If you have had an anaesthetic you must not drive for 24 hours.
There is car parking for patients and visitors available at the front of the hospital, free of charge. There is also parking on the road, but please be aware of parking restrictions in the area.
Red Cross Bus
The Red Cross (Wairarapa) runs a van service to and from Wairarapa Hospital, and between hospitals in the region. Phone 06 377 3586 to enquire or make a booking.
The National Travel Assistance scheme
If you, or a family member, need to travel long distances – or frequently – to see a specialist, then you may be eligible for help with expenses under the Ministry of Health's National Travel Assistance Scheme. These expenses may include travel, accommodationand support person costs.
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You are welcome to visit patients at Wairarapa Hospital during the visiting hours of 2.00pm to 8.00pm.
There may be cases where you would like to visit outside of these hours. Special arrangements can be made with the Charge Nurse if you are visiting children, seriously ill or terminally ill patients.
In most wards, the morning is reserved for treatments and doctor’s rounds; and 12.00pm-2.00pm is observed as a quiet rest-time for all patients during which no visitors are recommended.
Please talk to the staff if you have queries about visiting hours.
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About Wairarapa Hospital
Set in the heart of the region, Wairarapa Hospital provides a full range of secondary medical, surgical and O&G services.
Wairarapa Hospital is a teaching hospital with links to the Wellington School of Medicine, the University of Otago Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and Bachelor of Nursing programmes through the UCOL campuses at Palmerston North and Masterton.
Our purpose built $30 million hospital was opened in 2006 with up to 92 beds, covering all aspects of secondary health care.
Wairarapa Hospital provides 24-hour acute/emergency services covering medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric, assessment and rehabilitation for young and older adults, high dependency care and mental health.
We are well supported by neighbouring hospitals in Wellington and Hutt Valley for tertiary services, as well as working closely with our neighbouring hospitals in Palmerston North.
In addition, Selina Sutherland Private Hospital is on-site, giving a range of choices for patients and staff.
Community-based services are an essential part of our operations, and include public health, district nursing, midwifery care, physiotherapy, and a variety of outreach initiatives such as the Cardiac Outreach Programme and marae-based clinics for asthma and diabetes.
Many of our services work closely with other health providers in the community.
Please note that Wairarapa DHB is smokefree on all sites, buildings and vehicles.
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