Wakari Hospital

Wakari Hospital

Wakari Hospital

Taieri Road



Telephone: (03) 474 0999


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If you have cold or flu symptoms or other infectious illness, i.e. chicken pox or measles, please call: Dunedin Admissions Office, telephone (03) 470 9322 Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm.



Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm.         

Not open on weekends or public holidays.


Maori Mental Health Service - Te Oranga Tonu Tanga

Te Oranga Tonu Tanga and the Intellectual Disability Service provide cultural support to tangata whaiora and their whānau in all areas of Oranga Hinengaro (Mental Health) and the Intellectual Disability Service.  Kaioranga hauora Māori (Māori health workers) are housed in Te Taiahoaho in the grounds of Wakari Hospital.

Contact: (03) 474 7007 extn 55510. 


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  • Breakfast: 7:00am – 8:30am
  • Lunch:       12:00noon – 1:30pm
  • Dinner:       5:15 – 6:30pm



Most Dunedin wards are visited by a paper seller daily with the Otago Daily Times



Free car parking available.



Security officers patrol the facilities, including car parks on a 24-hour basis.

Entrances are locked from 6:00pm – 7:45am. Use the intercom buttons to gain access.


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 2191.

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