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No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Blood Tests

Blood test services in Canterbury are provided by two laboratories, the hospital based Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL), and community based Canterbury SCL.

Opening hours and blood test centre locations

Visit the website to find information for patients, including locations and opening times of all blood test collection centres in Christchurch and Canterbury.

Blood test centres in Christchurch    
Hornby Collection Centre Selwyn Street Collection Centre Forte Health Collection Centre
Upper Riccarton Barrington Collection Centre Linwood Collection Centre
St Georges Hospital - Canon Wilford Burwood Hospital  Northfield Collection Centre
Hagley Ave (Opp Christchurch Hospital) New Brighton Collection Centre FNA Clinic - Northfield (by appointment only)
Blood test centres out of Christchurch    
 Ashburton  Kaiapoi  Rangiora

Page last updated: 26 July 2019

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