Burwood Hospital

Burwood Hospital

Contact & Location


Burwood Hospital

300 Burwood Road


Postal Address:

Burwood Hospital

Private Bag 4708

Christchurch 8140


03 383 6836

Visiting Hours

Birthing Unit

10.00am - 8.00pm (every day)

Partners are allowed any time

Ward CG (Brain Injury)

4.00pm - 8.00pm (weekdays)

11.00am - 8.00pm (weekends)

​Ward FG (Orthopaedic Rehabilitation)

2.00pm - 8.00pm (Monday-Saturday)

10.00am - 8.00pm (Sunday)

Special Care Unit

At discretion of Unit

Ward HG​ (Spinal)

1.00pm - 8.30pm (Monday to Friday)

11.30am - 8.30pm

Ward GG (Surgical Orthopaedic)

3.00pm - 8.00pm

Wards B1, B2, C1, C2 and DG (Older Persons Inpatient Health Services)

10.00am - 12noon (every day)

2.00pm - 8.00pm (every day)

Wards AG & BG (Older Persons Mental Health Services)

10.00am - 12noon (every day)

2.00pm - 8.00pm (every day)

Parking & Public Transport

Car Parking

​​​​​​​Parking is available on site and also on Mairehau Road. Car parking areas for visitors can be reached via the new Entry 1 on Burwood Road.

The best entry and parking to use for patients having day surgery is Entry 5 on Mairehau Road.

Transport Options

A taxi service is available on request.​

​See bus route links for more information about bus services to Burwood Hospital.

Burwood Hospital Services & Departments

Burwood Hospital's new facilities will fully open over June 2016.

This webpage will be updated as Older Persons Health and other services move into the new facility at Burwood. Unless your appointment letter says otherwise, please use the new main entrance on Burwood Road which is open from Monday 13th June 2016. For more information about the you can read theBurwood Hospital visitors pamphlet (PDF, 500kb).

A directory of Burwood Hospital departments, services and medical facilities, is listed alphabetically below. 







Academy for Independent Living (Burwood)​-​-03 383 6871​
​Administration / Nursing-​1​-
​Admitting Unit -5​-

ABC Library




03 383 9484

Beacon House Children's Hospital (now located at 440 Monteal St)




03 383 6820

Birthing Unit (Burwood)​ ​Please note that the Burwood Birthing Unit is now closed (30 June 2016) 





​B4 School Checks-1​-
​BCG Clinic -     1​-
​Blood Test Centre​-1​-

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service - now located in Ward CG


Ward CG, Ground Floor1


03 383 6828

Burwood Spinal Unit - now located in Ward HG


Ward HG, Ground Floor​1


03 383 6850


Champion Centre




03 383 6867

Child Development and Therapy Centre





03 383 6820






03 383 6823​

Interpreter / Translator Service​--​​03 364 0669

Low Vision Clinic





03 383 6820

Māori Health Service


-​​03 383 6873 &
03 383 7552

Midwives and Childbirth Classes




03 383 6844

​Minor Surgery - formally Outpatient Procedure Unit​-​1​-
​Milner Units---​

Nursing Department





03 383 6815

Occupational Therapy





03 383 6845

Orthopaedic Outpatients




03 383 6840

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit - now located in Ward FG


Ward FG, Ground Floor1


03 337 7459

Pain Management Centre




03 383 6831







03 383 6833

Public Health Nursing Service





03 383 6877



Ground Floor



03 383 6855

​ReceptionMain Entrance1-​

Social Work





03 383 6882

Speech Language Therapy





03 383 6810

Spinal Unit (Burwood)​ - now located in Ward HG --03 383 6850​​
​Spinal Transition Unit -1-​

Vision Hearing Testing Service





03 383 9498

Volunteer Service





03 383 9499 ext 99499

Ward AG (Older Person's Mental Health) is open from 16 June 2016 - formally Ward K2 Ground Floor1​-
Ward BG (Older Person's Mental Health) is open from 16 June 2016 - formally ​Ward K1 Ground Floor1-​
Ward B1 is open from 14 June 2016 - formally ​Ward 1A ​-1​-
Ward B2 is open from 13 June 2016 - formally ​Ward 1B ​-1​-
Ward CG (Brain Injury) is open from 10 June 2016 - formally Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (BIRS)Ground Floor​1​-
​Ward C1 is open from 14 June 2016 - formally Ward 3A ​-​1​-
​Ward C2 is open from 13 June 2016 - formally Ward 2B ​-​1​-
​Ward DG (Stroke) is open from 15 June 2016 - formally the Stroke Ward Ground Floor​1​-
​Ward D1 ​-​-​-
Ward D2 -​-
​Ward FG (Orthopaedic Rehabilitation) is open from 13 June 2016 - formally Orthopaedic Rehab Unit (ORU)Ground Floor​1​-
​Ward GG (Surgical Orthopaedic) is open from 16 June 2016 - formally Ward Surgical Orthopaedic Unit (SOU)Ground Floor​1​-
​Ward HG​ (Spinal) is open from 13 June 2016 - formally Burwood Spinal UnitGround Floor​1​-

About Burwood Hospital

​Burwood Hospital has long been recognised as one of New Zealand's centres of excellence for rehabilitation and elective orthopaedic surgery. As of June 2016, it became much more.

In 2013, as a significant part of a $1 billion spend agreed by the Ministry of Health and Canterbury DHB, site clearance began for the creation of state-of-the-art facilities linked to the 'old' Burwood Hospital.

Our changing lifestyles, people living longer and a growing population have prompted us to look again at the way we deliver health services. Innovative thinking and design has shaped these new facilities to deliver better, more efficient healthcare now and in years to come.

The new buildings house an impressive 32,500m2 of purpose-built facilities on three floors and provide a total of 230 new inpatient beds.

Included are new ward blocks for medical, rehabilitation and mental health services for older people. There are also new outpatient areas, including radiology and pharmacy areas.

Each 24 bed ward has three communal patient lounge areas plus a whanau room where patients can spend time with family members.

The entire new build has beautifully landscaped courtyards throughout, designed to let in as much natural light as possible and help keep people connected to the outdoors.

In Older Persons Mental Health wards there is a large communal lounge, as well as quiet lounges and dining spaces. The Adult Rehabilitation ward has a small computer and library room, and there is a Reflection Room to complement the current Chapel.

These areas can be freely used by patients and family members.

From early June, Older Person's Health Services will be transferred in stages from The Princess Margaret Hospital. That transfer will be completed by the end of June 2016.

Notices for Patients and Visitors

> Burwood Hospital's new facilities are now fully open.

> The hospital main entrance and reception are accessed from entrance 1 on Burwood Road.

> Orderlies and the duty nurse manager are available at hospital reception.

Amenities at Burwood Hospital

Volunteer Shop

Our Volunteer shop offers a wide range of gifts, fresh flowers, magazines, The Press newspaper, toiletries, Dry Cleaning Services, and a small range of New Zealand Post Services. Shop Hours are 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday.


A cafe serving takeaway refreshment and beverages is located on the Ground floor which caters for patients, visitors and staff. Cafe Hours are 0700-7.00pm (Monday to Friday) and 0900-4.00pm (Saturday and Sunday).

There are beverage bays located within the wards. These bays have tea and coffee making facilities for visitors, staff and patients. There is also a filtered water tap at the cafe bench.


A pharmacy is due to open shortly, and is located in the main reception area.

General information for patients and families

For more patient information about What to bring to hospitalArriving at hospitalYour stay in hospitalOutpatient appointments and Visitors and Family please see the appropriate page in the Patients & Visitors section.​

In an emergency...

Please note; Burwood Hospital does not have an Emergency Department.

When there is a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for "ambulance" ​.

For other medical care, call your usual general practice team, day or night.

More information about After Hours Medical Care and Emergencies

Map of Burwood Hospital

Click on the map below to zoom in

Burwood Hospital

​For more information about visiting Burwood Hospital you can view our printable​Burwood Hospital map (PDF) which lists services in the new hospital building.

A new Burwood Hospital map featuring all services on Burwood Hospital Campus will be available soon.

Page last reviewed: 08 July 2016
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