The new hospital has been designed with tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau at it’s heart. With 50 inpatient beds, the new 7500 square-metre building alongside the main Wellington Regional Hospital campus, is spread across three floors.

For the very first time, a full range of paediatric services is brought together under one roof.  As well as inpatient medical and surgical wards, Te Wao Nui includes outpatient children’s clinics and speciality services, as well as Allied Health and Child Development Service clinics.  This allows for much easier collaboration across different paediatric specialities for those children with complex or multidisciplinary needs.

There is no emergency service at Te Wao Nui. In an emergency please go to the main hospital Emergency Department.

At a glance

  • 151 beds – in bedrooms, consult rooms and clinical rooms
  • 50 inpatient hospital beds across two levels in medical and surgical wards
  • Outpatient and clinical consultation rooms
  • Dedicated and family friendly play/wait area
  • Social and family/whānau spaces including two family kitchens, breastfeeding rooms and laundry facilities
  • Teen Lounge
  • Outdoor Playscape
  • Two therapeutic gyms with a wide range of specialist equipment for the child development and paediatric rehabilitation teams to provide therapy and rehabilitation for children with both short and long term as well as permanent disabling conditions.
  • Specialty services including Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Craniofacial and Orthopaedics, Allied Health and Child Development Service operating clinics
  • Purpose built paediatric audiology booth
  • Staff and administration areas
  • Iconic Tree of Life
  • Café

Level Two: Outpatients

  • Children’s clinics (see below)
  • Child Development Service
  • Child Protection Service
  • Community Nursing Team
  • Gyms  
  • Outside Playscape
  • Café

What clinics will run on level 2?

  • Child Health Services
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • Cranio-facial
  • Orthopaedics
  • Child Development Service
  • Allied Health
  • Child and Family Safety Service

Level 3: Surgical Ward

  • Surgical Ward – 17 beds
  • Day Stay – 12 beds
  • Children’s Cancer Service – 3 beds
  • Whanau Rooms (Kitchen, Dining, Lounge)
  • Central Regional Health School (CRHS)
  • Laundry Services
  • Surgical SMO office
  • Senior Nurse office
  • Meeting Room and Seminar Room
  • Linkbridge to Wellington Regional Hospital

Level 4: Medical Ward

  • Medical Ward – 23 beds
  • Short Stay Unit – 9 beds
  • Whanau Rooms (Kitchen, Dining, Lounge)
  • Laundry Services
  • Medical SMO office

For more information head to Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast, Hutt Valley