Mercy Hospital welcomes visitors.

Dunedin is currently at Covid-19 Alert Level 2

To limit numbers in our waiting areas we ask that patients, with the exception of children, are dropped off at the hospital and that support people do not come in before surgery. Following surgery patient visitors are limited to one at a time.

All visitors must sign in using the NZ Covid Tracer app (QR codes located at entrances), will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms and must wear a mask while on site.

Receiving visitors from family and friends can be beneficial for recovery. Our visiting hours ensure that patients are able to get much needed rest, and nurses can provide the best possible care.

To help keep everyone well, we ask that you delay your visit if you are feeling unwell.

Mercy Hospital's buildings and grounds are smoke and vape free.

Visiting Hours

Day surgery units
Our day surgery units Coolock and Manaaki are open from 6.30 am to 7.00 pm. Because these units do not have a lot of space, visitor access is limited. Please speak with a nurse or reception staff about having a support person or visitors present.

McAuley Ward
Our overnight wards are open for visitors from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Friends and family are welcome but these visiting hours allow patients adequate time to rest and recover.

Family / whanau are welcome to visit children at any time.

If you have any questions regarding visiting hours or patient services, please do not hesitate to ask your nurse, or reception when you arrive at Mercy Hospital.

Where to find us

Mercy Hospital is located at 72 Newington Avenue, Maori Hill, Dunedin. If you are visiting a patient it is important for you to know which unit they were admitted to. For more information please visit 'Our Campus' or watch our video ‘Wayfinding at Mercy.'

Car parking is available on site. Visitors please note that all Mercy Hospital buildings and grounds are smoke free.


At Mercy Hospital we appreciate hearing from patients and visitors. Please share your feedback with us.

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