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Dunedin Hospital

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    Dunedin Hospital is a Southern DHB hospital, providing specialist care for our community across the district.

    See the specialist services available here below, and find out more about accessing these services here.

    You can also find important information and frequently-asked questions here.

    Visiting hours

    Wards and Queen Mary are open between 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Adult Intensive Care Unit and High Dependency Units have visiting by appointment only.

    The Adult Intensive Care Unit has a designated quiet time between 12noon – 2:00pm.

    The general 2:00pm – 8:00pm hospital visiting hours are in place to support the provision of safe and effective healthcare to all patients, while also allowing visitors to spend quality time with family or friends in hospital.

    There will always be exceptions to the 2:00pm - 8:00pm visiting hours for patients who are seriously ill or who have other extenuating circumstances. Please discuss with the clinical nurse / midwife manager, midwife or nurse co-ordinator to arrange visiting at other times. 

    • All visitors will still be required to wear a mask when visiting people in hospital.
    • Please do not visit if you are unwell or have any cold or flu like symptoms.


    Hospital services are free for those eligible for public health services in New Zealand. Find out more here.

    Do you have an upcoming admission and are you unwell?

    If you have an upcoming admission and you have cold or flu symptoms or other infectious illness such as chicken pox or measles, please telephone:

    • Dunedin Admissions Office: (03) 470 9322 - Mon-Fri 8:00am-4.30pm.

    Compliments and Complaints

    The staff of Southern DHB welcome feedback. Find out more here.