​​​About the sleep service:

  • The Sleep Service are responsible for the management and co-ordination of care for adults with sleep disorders in Canterbury, West Coast and South Canterbury; those with suspected sleep disordered breathing conditions.

  • The Sleep Service at Christchurch Hospital works in a multi-disciplined approach. The nursing arm of the team specialize in the effects of the sleep state on chronic conditions.

  • The Sleep Service are also responsible for assessment, as well as the initiation and care for patients on long-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), adaptive servo-ventilators (ASV) and Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) therapy.​​​

  • The Sleep Service at Christchurch Hospital work alongside 19 general practices in Canterbury who perform initial sleep assessments on behalf of the Sleep Service, details of these providers can be found on the health pathways website (only available to medical professionals) or the Canterbu​ry Healthinfo website for general public.

Contact information

​Sleep service administration phone numbers:  03 364 0204 or 03 364 0908

Phone number for therapy patients: 03 364 1089​


Sally Powell
Clinical Nurse Specialist Sleep
Christchurch Hospital

Phone 03 364 1089

Clinical Nurse Specialists - Sleep
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Page last reviewed: 11 March 2016
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