The Princess Margaret Hospital

The Princess Margaret Hospital

Contact & Location


The Princess Margaret Hospital

Cashmere Road


Postal Address:

The Princess Margaret Hospital

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140


03 337 7800
03 337 7899

Visiting Hours

Wards 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, K1 and K2

10.00am - 12noon (every day)

2.00pm - 8.00pm (every day)

Medical Ward 31

11.00am - 1.00pm (every day)

3.00pm - 8.00pm (every day)

Child & Family Inpatient Unit - The Princess Margaret Hospital

Family, Whanau and friends are asked to contact the unit on (03) 3377773 regarding the best time to visit.

Mothers & Babies / C Ward

10am-8pm Daily

Seager Clinic - The Princess Margaret Hospital

10am-8pm Daily

Further advice about visiting

Specialist Mental Health Service Units can be flexible with visiting outside of times listed above. Staff will be happy to discuss options with visitors. Visitors may sometimes be asked to wait when their family member or friend is occupied

in part of the treatment programme.

Parking & Public Transport

Car Parking

Car parking is available at various points around the site, also on Cashmere Road.

Please look at our hospital map or enquire at Main Reception.

Transport Options

​Taxis are available from outside the hospital on Cashmere Road.

A bus stop is located outside the main entrance between entrance 2 and 3.

The Princess Margaret Hospital Services & Departments

Listed below is a directory of The Princess Margaret Hospital (TPMH) services, sorted alphabetically. Click on the Service or view our printable hospital map.​

For more 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.




Blood Screen/Lab​

Location D on map​-​

​C Ward

Location C on map​-​

​Child Inpatient Family Unit

Location P on map​-​

​Community Stroke Rehab Service

​Location H on map-​

​ECT Suite

​Location J on map​-
Interpreter / Translator Service​TPMH​03 364 0669

​K Wards

​Location K on map-​

​Mabel Howard Clinic

​Location L on map​-

Main Reception​

Location E on map​

03 337 7899​

​Meals on Wheels

​Location F on map-​

Older Persons Health Specialist Service


03 337 7899​

Older Persons Health Specialist Service - Community Service Team


03 337 7765​


​Location B on map-​

​Patient Enquiries

TPMH​​03 337 7800​

​Physio Outpatients

Location M on map​-​

Older Persons Mental Health (OPMH) Community Team (Formally known as Psychiatric Service for the Elderly - Community Team)


​03 337 7998​


Location A on map​-​
​Seager ClinicSee map​

​Senior Chef

​Location N on map-​

Youth Day Services

​TPMH​03 337 7321​

​Youth Inpatient Unit

Location O on map​​-

About The Princess Margaret Hospital

The Princess Margaret Hospital (TPMH), which was opened in 1959, is situated at the foot of the Port Hills, in the South of the city. It is located in Cashmere Road, near its intersection with Hackthorne Road.

Older Person's Health S​pecialist Service

The CDHB Older Persons Health Specialist Service (OPHSS) is based at Princess Margaret Hospital, in the Christchurch suburb of Cashmere. OPHSS consists of three specialist services to cater for the unique needs of older people as well as managing the CDHB Community Dental Services. The three specialist services managed by OPHSS are Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation (Inpatient) services, Community Services and Psychiatric Service for the Elderly.

Support Services

Services are supported by a quality team administration staff, orderlies, clinical records, Human Resource staff, finance staff, pharmacy staff, cleaners and telephonists.

Mental Health Services

A number of inpatient, outpatient and day-patient mental health services are provided at The Princess Margaret Hospital site.

Inpatient service includes the Rehabilitation Service (Seager Clinic) which was moved from Hillmorton Hospital on the TPMH site. This service is located on the ground floor of The Heathcote Building.

Seager Clinic provides extensive care for people assessed as having a significant disorder arising from an established diagnosis of psychiatric illness and who require intensive support.

A number of specialty mental health services, some inpatient and some outpatient, are clustered in C Block of the main Hospital (a single-storey building immediately to the left of the Hospital's main entrance).

Map of The Princess Margaret Hospital

Click on the map below to zoom in

​View a printableThe Princess Margaret Hospital Map (100kb, PDF)

Page last reviewed: 18 January 2016
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