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 Specialist 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.
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).