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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.

Christchurch Sexual Health Service

Christchurch Sexual Health Service aims to provide sexual health care that is client focused, culturally appropriate and of an excellent standard.

Appointments are FREE. Call us on 03 364 0485​ to book an appointment, for urgent issues we can usually see you within 24 hours.


They are a specialist service offering free and confidential sexual health care including:

  • Diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections and other related conditions including genital skin conditions and genital pain.
  • Sexual health information services and contact tracing
  • Referral to sexual abuse services
  • Child protection​​​


The centre has an appointment system; however if you need to be seen urgently they will endeavour to see you within 24hrs if possible. Specialist Sexual Health services are accessed through self-referral (whereby you make an appointment with us) as well as GP referrals. The sexual health service provides care for STIs, HIV and others.

More information

Read more about using the Christchurch Sexual Health Clinic on the Healthinfo website.

Page last updated: 5 September 2019

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