Health services directory

Health services provided by Canterbury DHB are listed alphabetically below, if you are visiting a hospital, contact and location information for most services are on our hospitals pages.

You can find a General Practice team by either using our General Practices (GP) map, or by visiting the listings of General Practices on each of the three local Public Health Organisation (PHO) websites.

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Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Based at Burwood Hospital, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service  (BIRS) is a 12 bed inpatient ward that provides comprehensive rehabilitation for people aged 16 – 65 with brain injuries.

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Canterbury & West Coast Musculoskeletal Service

Canterbury and West Coast Musculoskeletal Service is a publicly funded service for patients with non-urgent musculoskeletal conditions that do not require surgery.

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Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service (CRCHS)

The Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service is comprised of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Haematology, and Palliative Care…

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Cardiology

The Cardiology Day Unit (CDU) and Cardio-Respiratory Integrated Specialist Services (CRISS) are based at Christchurch Hospital.

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Christchurch Sexual Health Service

Christchurch Sexual Health Service a specialist sexual health service offering free and confidential sexual health care including diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and other related conditions including genital skin conditions and genital pain.

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Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

CNS’s are registered nurses who are recognised clinical experts within their specialty and are based throughout CDHB campuses.

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Cystic Fibrosis Service

The Canterbury Adult CF Service sees all adults with CF from around the South Island. We are the second largest adult CF service in New Zealand.

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Dermatology

The Dermatology Department assesses and treats the skin and skin diseases.

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Diabetes Service

The Diabetes Service provides a community and an outpatient consultation service for patients on referral from general practitioners and other health professionals.

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Emergency Department at Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is open for emergency and urgent serious medical issues 24/7. People need to enter ED using a separate external entrance at the far end of Christchurch Hospital’s Parkside East building.

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Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine concerned with endocrine glands and hormones. 

Endocrinology is based on ground floor of the Christchurch Outpatients building.

 

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ENT Outpatients (Otolaryngology)

ENT Outpatients is based on the 5th Floor of the Riverside building at Christchurch Hospital.

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Eye Outpatients

The Canterbury DHB Eye Outpatients Department treat people with a serious eye problems, who have been referred to them by an optometrist or a doctor. Please see an after-hours GP if you need urgent treatment.

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Human Milkbank

Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s Neonatal Unit (NICU) opened New Zealand’s first Human Pasteurised​ Donor Milk Bank in 2014. The Human Milk Bank is next to the Neonatal Unit on the 4th Floor, Christchurch Women’s Hospital​.

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Hyperbaric Medicine

The Christchurch Hyperbaric Medicine Unit treats a range of conditions ranging from decompression sickness and air embolism through to radiation injury and hypoxic problem wounds.

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Immunology

The Rheumatology and Immunology Service provides inpatient, outpatient, day patient and inter-hospital consultative services for patients with rheumatic disease, primary immunodeficiency and serious allergy.

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Infection Prevention and Control Service

The Infection Prevention and Control Service provide expert guidance and support to prevent the occurrence and spread of infection.

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Intensive Care

Intensive Care is located on the first floor of the Parkside East Building, at Christchurch Hospital.

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Medical Physics & Bioengineering

Medical Physics and Bioengineering provides scientific and technical services for safe, effective, and innovative patient care.

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Nephrology

The Nephrology Department at Christchurch Hospital provides regional nephrology services for people in Canterbury, South Canterbury, and Westland, comprising general nephrology, acute dialysis and chronic dialysis (CAPD and home haemodialysis).

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Neurology and Neurosurgery

Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology is a non-surgical specialty, its corresponding surgical specialty is neurosurgery.

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Nuclear Medicine

Specialist services provided by the Christchurch Hospital Nuclear Medicine Department include; Diagnostic Imaging, Radiopharmacy and Radionuclide Therapies.

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Nutrition Service

The Nutrition Service is staffed by NZ Registered Dietitians and is available for women using Maternity and Gynaecology Services​.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition.

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Orthopaedic Outpatient Department (The Bone Shop)

The Orthopaedic Outpatient Department is in Christchurch Hospital.

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Pain Management

The Burwood Pain Management Centre is based at Burwood Hospital. Our aim is to restore functional ability and enable individuals to live as independently as possible despite their pain.

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Palliative Care

Palliative care is a holistic approach to the care of people with progressive incurable disease, that aims to prevent and relieve suffering.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy often abbreviated PT, is primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential…

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Psychiatric Consultation Service

The Psychiatric Consultation Service provides access to assessment, treatment and advice to hospitals in Christchurch for psychological and psychiatric issues…

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Radiology

The Radiology Department is organised to provide secondary and tertiary radiology services to both people in Canterbury and the wider South Island.

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Respiratory Services

The Respiratory Department provides specialist care for a wide range of respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnoea and many other conditions.

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Social Work

Social work services are based at Christchurch Hospital and Burwood Hospital. Social workers help patients, and can also assist their families or carers​.​

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Speech Language Therapy

​Speech Language Therapy provides assessment and management to individuals with communication and/or swallowing disorders.​

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Spinal Injury

The Burwood Spinal Unit (BSU) provides services for people with spinal cord impairments caused by accident, illness or congenital abnormalities.

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Te Whare Mahana Whānau Family Accommodation

Te Whare Mahana is an accommodation facility for families of patients receiving treatment at Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Womens Hospital.

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Urology

Urology focuses on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs.​

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Page last updated: 12 February 2019

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