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Visiting hours and rules for MidCentral Health facilities.

Palmerston North Hospital

Ruahine Street
Palmerston North 4410
Telephone (06) 356 9169


Horowhenua Health Centre

Liverpool Street
Levin 5510
Telephone (06) 366 0888


General Information

All MidCentral Health sites are Smoke-free for patients, visitors and staff.

MidCentral DHB is committed to providing a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. All patient visitors must be aware of, and comply with, Health and Safety requirements and any other MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) guidelines to ensure this.
If you are a visitor or support person who feels unwell, please do not attend our facilities. We encourage visitors and patients to maintain hand hygiene and to keep track of movements and interactions through a digital diary, or using the COVID Tracer app.


Visiting Hours

Visting hours are current for COVID-19 Level One and are subject to change as required.

General Medical (24, 25, 26, 28) Surgical (27, 29) and Oncology (23) wards:
  • Mahi Tahi is available with one support person allowed at all times
  • Other family/support people and visitors are allowed between 10am and 8pm
Intensive Care Unit:
  • Visitors are asked to avoid visiting between 8am and 11am so as to permit the doctor’s round to be completed along with nursing patient cares. Visiting during this period will be considered in special circumstances after discussion with the ICU team.
Emergency Department:
  • Up to two support people at all times
Maternity and Te Papaioea Birthing Centre and Horowhenua Maternity:
  • Partner and one other support person allowed in Delivery Suite at all times
  • Additional key support people for labour and birth by arrangement
  • Partner or nominated support person on maternity ward at all times
  • Siblings allowed to visit between 10am and 8pm
  • Other family and support people allowed between 2pm and 8pm
Neonatal Unit:
  • Maximum two parents or support people at all times
  • Siblings between 10am and 8pm
Children’s Ward:
  • One parent or caregiver at all times
  • Other parent, caregiver or family and support people between 10am and 8pm
Mental Health Acute Inpatient Ward and STAR 1:
  • One support person at all times
  • Other family and support people between 2pm and 8pm
  • Visiting via front entrance during weekends
Elder Health (STAR 2, 4, OPAL):
  • One support person at all times
  • Other family and support people between 10am and 8pm
  • Visiting STAR centre via front entrance during weekends

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