Meals and accommodation


Patients are provided with three meals a day. Meals are selected from a menu the day before and include choices for specialised diets, including diabetic and vegetarian choices.

Meal times are approximately:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
7am 12 noon 5.15pm

A beverage trolley comes round at meal times and at morning and afternoon tea time. This service is just for patients.

Visitors and caregivers
Food and drink are available for visitors and caregivers from:

Staff cafeteria - located next to the Lambie Building
The staff cafeteria is open Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm.

Espresso Plus Café - located in the foyer of the main entrance of Whanganui Hospital


Our Mauri Ora facility is a warm and embracing whare in the hospital grounds available as emergency accommodation for people who live outside of the Whanganui city limits. Contact the WDHB haumoana navigator, via Whanganui Hospital’s telephonists (06 348 1234), for further information.

Click here to view the Mauri Ora Emergency Accommodation brochure