Corner Stewart and Garaway Streets
PO Box 241
Phone: 07 306 0999
Fax: 07 307 0451
Open visiting is between 8am - 8pm daily.
Family and friends play an important part in a patient's
wellbeing and recovery and are welcome to visit between 8am-8pm
daily. Outside of these hours visitors should contact the patient
or the patients Nominated Support Person. We ask that you take care
to ensure visitor numbers and noise levels do not impact on other
patients when in a shared room.
Family and Nominated Support Person
Patients may also have a nominated support person with them
through their journey. If you are the nominated support person
you may stay with the patient when it is clinically safe to do so
and you will be issued a card authorising 24 hour access to the
patient. As the nominated support person you will be responsible
for passing on information about the patient's progress (with their
permission) to the wider family/whanau. Information about
being a nominated support person is available in our "Information
for inpatients and their nominated support person" brochure's that
are available on each of the hospital Wards.
About Whakatāne Hospital
Whakatāne Hospital provides health services to the people of the
Eastern Bay of Plenty. A secondary hospital, it provides level 3-4
services including medical, surgical, orthopaedics, paediatrics,
obstetrics, gynaecology and mental health. The hospital is also a
base for a range of associated clinical support services and allied
health, such as rehabilitation, speech therapy, physiotherapy,
stroke and cardiac support, district nursing and drug and alcohol
There are 110 beds at Whakatāne Hospital, including the Special
Care Baby Unit, Maternity and Mental Health. Approximately 67 beds
are available for medical and surgical patients with a further 14
designated for children.
Whakatāne Hospital serves a population that is rurally and
coastally based, covering a wide geographic region. The BOPDHB is
currently working on plans to redevelop the hospital campus, to
meet new seismic requirements and the modern needs of a diverse
It is envisaged that Whakatāne Hospital will be a key base for
clinical and medical trainees in the future, as the DHB's Clinical
School becomes more established. Some training and placement
programmes are already underway.
The Project Hope Cancer Centre based at Whakatāne Hospital
represents a community-DHB collaboration that has created an
excellent oncology base for the region.
Services available within Whakatāne Hospital include:
- Accommodation for relatives in the Community Whānau House
- Chaplaincy and pastoral care, including onsite Chapel
- Interpreter services
- Māori Health service - Te Pou Kōkiri
- NZ Herald and local newspapers available for purchase
- Telephone service
- Televisions in patient lounges
- Send a Patient a Message Service is available at www.bopdhb.govt.nz/contact-us/send-a-patient-a-message. This
email service allows you to send a message to your family and
friends who are in a ward in either Tauranga or Whakatāne
for maps and parking information.
May 12, 2016