Mobile Phones and Laptops
Please speak to the nursing staff before using mobile phones and laptops in your room.
An interpreter can be arranged upon request.
Newspaper and Magazines
‘The Dominion Post’ is complimentary and delivered to you each morning. Additionally, a selection of magazines can be found in the lounge.
It is a requirement of the Privacy Act 1993 that we appoint a Privacy Officer to ensure the preservation of the confidential rights of all patients and staff. The Privacy Officer is the Surgical Services Manager of the hospital who can be contacted via the nurse in charge.
If you require extra privacy please inform your nurse, who will put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door of your room.
Tea and Coffee
There are tea and coffee making facilities available.
Each room has its own telephone enabling you to receive calls from your family and friends. Toll calls can be made by asking the staff for the appropriate telephone. The cost incurred must be paid before you leave the hospital.
Each room has a television with remote control. In addition to the regular television channels, all patient rooms have SKY television. There is also a television in the patients’ lounge.