Bay of Plenty DHB

Emergency family/whānau accommodation for Tauranga and Whakatāne

In Tauranga, there are two whānau units, Te Whare Whānau Whakatā,  that are available for emergency accommodation for whānau with patients in the wards. Each unit consists of two small bedrooms, kitchen, bath/shower and living room. For queries, please contact the Patient Information Centre at Tauranga Hospital free on 0800 333 477 (8.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday) or email

Accommodation is for short stays only and is accessed via the social work service on ext. 8560.

In Whakatāne, Te Takapū ō Hineahuone Community House is accessed via Pou Kōkiri staff on ext. 4640. This is a four-bedroom house, which is furnished and equipped for temporary accommodation.

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