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Children's Ward (Parfitt Ward)

Introducing This Page

Find out on this page about the services provided at our popular Children's Ward.
This information is provided to inform you about the services provided at the Parfitt Children's Ward.

Caring for Children who are in Hospital - Parfitt Ward

Children who are patients at Grey Base Hospital stay in the Parfitt Ward. This ward is located on the hospital's ground floor.

Family-centred Care

  • We encourage family-centred care and therefore ask you to stay with your child and participate in their care.
  • Your child's legal guardian is required to be present to provide consent for the procedure required.

What To Bring

  • Nappies
  • Clean pyjamas
  • Favourite toy or cuddly
  • Baby's bottle or feeder cup with favourite drink
  • Toothbrush

Accommodation for Parents

Whānau House

Find out about our Whānau house for visiting families

Ground Rules

  • While staying with your child we expect you to be responsible for your child's behaviour.
  • Please feel free to go for a walk or take a break. Please tell staff of your intended movements - this includes taking your child for a walk.


If you and your child are in isolation please observe the unit's requirements.

Food and Nutrition

Meals are provided for the child. Hot and cold drinks are readily available at all times.

Please check with us what your child is allowed to eat or drink before supplying anything. Extra food may be purchased from the cafeteria.

Cafeteria Hours

Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday 8.00 am to 3.00 pm.


We are a smoke free environment. We offer a quit smoking programme - "Quit For Our Kids".


Who can visit?

Parents, caregivers and family members are welcome to visit as they wish.

General Information

If your child is staying in hospital overnight, we provide a bed for one caregiver.

Please note: Meals are not supplied for the caregiver.

A supermarket and garage is two minutes walk from the hospital.

A hospital social worker is available to discuss any needs or problems you may have.

Contacting Parfitt Ward

You can phone 768 0499, Extn. 2782 if you have any queries.


If you have concerns about this, or other information:

Please contact:

Parfitt Ward - (03) 768 0499, Extn. 2782