Visiting the Inpatient Unit

 

Our main visiting time is between 10am and 8pm, however, visiting hours are flexible as long as visitors are considerate of other patients. This may mean that the staff request that you restrict visitors at certain times. Family staying overnight is limited to two people due to space and security.

Where to find us
The inpatient unit is located at 334 Cobham Drive, Hillcrest, Hamilton. Limited parking is available on site. Parking is also available on Cobham Drive and the surrounding streets. Please do not park in the clearly marked staff parking areas.

Accommodation is available for family/whanau staying with a patient
Please speak with your Hospice Waikato nurse to request an overnight stay. Accommodation allows for up to two people to stay in a patients room. Linen towels and showering facilities are available for use. A self-contained family/whānau room which sleeps up to six people is available. Hospice Waikato reserves the right to allocate this facility.
Please note:
• All guests must be fully mobile, independent or have fulltime super vision of a carer or family member and must be able to manoeuvre through smoke stop emergency doors.
• Guests are not permitted to smoke outside of their rooms, but in the designated smoking areas only.

Patient Rooms
En suite facilities are for patient use only, an overnight support person may use these facilities. All other visitors must use visitor facilities.

Food and Drink
The patient lounge may be used for light meal preparation and for dining. A microwave is available and tea and coffee facilities are available in both lounge areas. A continental breakfast is supplied for family or carers staying overnight.

Security
Visitors must enter and leave the Inpatient Unit by the main door and must sign the visitors book. To ensure the safety of everyone once main door is locked at night - only staff may provide access to the building. Patio areas have privacy screening.
Valuables – Hospice Waikato cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss of
personal property of visitors or patients.

Please remember that Hospice Waikato site is a smoke-free environment.