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Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

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    Wakari Hospital has inpatient and outpatient care for mental health, addictions and intellectual disabilty services, and physical rehabilitation services.

    It is also where you will find the audiology service, public health and population health teams. 

    Emergency Care: where to go if emergency care is required

    Visiting hours

    Wards 9A and 10A are by appointment only. All other mental health, intellectual disability (ISIS) visiting times are: 3:00pm – 8:00pm or other times by arrangement. Long-term rehabilitation ward: 2:00pm – 8:00pm with special arrangements for families, telephone: (03) 476 9999.

    Returned Services Association visitors please telephone: (03) 466 4888.


    Mon to Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm.      
    Not open on weekends or public holidays.

    Public Transport

    The bus to Wakari Hospital is a service that runs through the Octagon from Caversham and Corstorphine. The bus stops just outside the hospital on Taieri Road.

    The service runs every half hour on weekdays and hourly on weekends.

    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.

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