Burwood Hospital

Burwood Hospital

Contact & Location


Burwood Hospital

255 Mairehau 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

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service

4.00pm - 8.00pm (weekdays)

11.00am - 8.00pm (weekends)

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit

3.00pm - 8.00pm (Monday-Saturday)

10.00am - 8.00pm (Sunday)

Special Care Unit

At discretion of Unit

Spinal Unit

1.00pm - 8.30pm (Monday to Friday)

11.30am - 8.30pm

Surgical Orthopaedic Unit

3.00pm - 8.00pm

Parking & Public Transport

Car Parking

​​​​​​Parking is available onsite and also on Mairehau Road.

New car parking areas for visitors can be reached via the new Main Entrance (Gate 3) on Mairehau Road.

Transport Options

A taxi service is available.

Burwood Hospital Services & Departments

Listed below is a directory of Burwood Hospital departments, services and medical facilities, sorted alphabetically. Click on the Service or view our printable map of Burwood Hospital​.







Academy for Independent Living (Burwood)​Burwood Hospital​03 383 6871​
​Administration / NursingLocation 1
​Admitting UnitNear receptionGate 3​

ABC Library


Location 7

Gate 3


03 383 9484

Beacon House Children's Hospital


Location 4

Gate 5​


03 383 6820

Birthing Unit (Burwood) Birthing Unit is now open (12 April 2016)


Location 5

Gate 3​


03 383 6844

​B4 School ChecksLocation 23
​BCG Clinic Location 23
​Blood Test CentreGate 1​

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service


Location 6, Ground Floor

Gate 3​


03 383 6828

 Burwood Spinal Unit


 Location 7



Champion Centre


Building 8

Gate 6​


03 383 6867

Child Development and Therapy Centre


Burwood Hospital



03 383 6820



Burwood Hospital



03 383 6823​

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

Low Vision Clinic


Building 4



03 383 6820

Māori Health Service

Burwood Hospital​

-​​03 383 6873 &
03 383 7552

Midwives and Childbirth Classes


Location 5

Gate 3​


03 383 6844

​Milner Units Location 11​Gate 3-​

Nursing Department


Burwood Hospital


03 383 6815

Occupational Therapy


Burwood Hospital



03 383 6845

Orthopaedic Outpatients


Location 13

Gate 2


03 383 6840

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit


Location 15

Gate 3


03 337 7459

​Outpatient Procedure UnitLocation 16Gate 3​-

Pain Management Centre


Location 16

Gate 6​


03 383 6831



Burwood Hospital



03 383 6833

Public Health Nursing Service


Location 19



03 383 6877



Location 18



03 383 6855

​Reception New Main Entrance​Gate 3-​

Social Work


Burwood Hospital



03 383 6882

Speech Language Therapy


Burwood Hospital



03 383 6810

Spinal Unit (Burwood) Location 7Gate 3​​03 383 6850​​
​Spinal Transition Unit Location 20Gate 2-​

Vision Hearing Testing Service


Location 23



03 383 9498

Volunteer Service


Burwood Hospital



03 383 9499 ext 99499

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.

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

Burwood Hospital temporary ​main entrance

> The temporary hospital main entrance and reception are accessed from Gate 3 on Mairehau Road.

> Use Gate 3 Mairehau Road to access most visitor car parking.
> Orderlies and the duty nurse manager are available at hospital reception.

General information for patients and families

For more patient information about What to bring to hospital, Arriving at hospital, Your stay in hospital, Outpatient appointments and Visitors and Family please see the appropriate page in the Patients & Visitors section.

Notices for Patients and Visitors

Burwood Hospital Open Day is on Sunday 29 May between 10am and 2pm.

Please note that the open day entrance is via Burwood Road and NOT via the normal entrance on Mairehau Road.

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Map of Burwood Hospital

Click on the map below to zoom in

burwood-hospital-print-map.jpgFor more information about visiting hospital as either a patient or visitor view ​our printable hospital map or see our Patients and Visitors section.

Page last reviewed: 27 May 2016
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