Police have launched an investigation after a female patient at a secure mental health facility at Porirua said she was raped by a male patient in the same unit.
A Capital & Coast District Health Board spokesman says they informed police as soon as they became aware of the incident, at its Haumietiketike mental health facility.
The complaint was made on Wednesday
The spokesman says both patients remain in the hospital's care but are being held in separate units.
No charges have yet been laid.