Paimarie Whānau Accommodation
Having a family member or loved one who is very sick can be a stressful and worrying time. And for the patient in hospital, family support is extremely important. Rotorua Hospital services a wide area, and many of our patients are from out of town.
Paimarie Whānau Accommodation provides quality temporary emergency, motel-style accommodation for close family and whānau support of some acutely unwell patients.
Conveniently situated on the grounds of Rotorua Hospital in a beautiful setting with views of Kuirau Park, Paimarie (means Haven of Peace) allows family to be close to their loved one in hospital, yet have somewhere to go for a rest and a break away from the ward environment.
What does Paimarie offer?
Paimarie provides temporary accommodation (usually up to two nights) for close whānau and support people who meet the eligibility criteria, so that they can be accommodated in a safe and comfortable manner off the ward while still being near to their loved one in hospital.
The facility consists of six self-contained motel-like units; four are brand new, while the previous accommodation has been re-developed into a family unit and completed with an upgrade and refurbishment. Each unit is equipped with limited cooking facilities and limited blankets, pillows and towels.
Where is Paimarie?
Paimarie Whānau Accommodation is located on the Kuirau Park side of the Rotorua Hospital campus, near to the Chapel.
How can you access this accommodation?
Access to Paimarie is provided by the National Travel and Accommodation Co-ordinator between the hours of 8.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. From 4pm –8.30am the following day and during weekends and public holidays this role will be provided by the Duty Manager.
All front line staff are responsible for informing patients and their families/whānau about the Paimarie accommodation, and who they should ask about it.
Does it cost anything?
The family/support people of patients who are acutely unwell in Rotorua Hospital will be charged:
- $40 per night per unit if they qualify for NTA funding.
- $10 per night per unit if they do not qualify for NTA funding.
For a booked or extended stay the rate is $40 per night (paid in advance daily) or if eligible the NTA registration form must be completed prior to the stay. There is no deposit required as payment is to be made daily in advance of the stay.
Check in and Check Out Times
The check-in time for Paimarie accommodation is 2.30pm. No guests will be permitted to enter the units prior to this time.
The standard check-out time for Paimarie is 11am, and if you have agreed to vacate the units on a particular day you must hand in your key and leave before this time.
Please click here for the brochure on PAIMARIE WHANAU ACCOMMODATION.
Please click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet about Paimare.