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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.


Gynaecology Services provides inpatient, day patient and outpatient treatment for women in the Canterbury region and tertiary services for the South Island.​ Gynaecology Services provides specialist care for:

Gynaecology Outpatients

Clinics include:


Ground floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital

Phone: 03 364 4440

Referral from GP required

Colposcopy Clinic

  • Management of abnormal smear results

  • LLETZ treatments are done under local or general anaesthetic

  • Referral from GP or smear taker required.

  • 1-2 half day clinics are held per week, Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm

Read more information on the Colposcopy section of this page


2nd floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital


Phone: 03 364 4466

Useful Links 

National Cervical Screening Programme

Cervical smear results- what women need to know

Cervical smear tests: what women need to know

Colposcopy: information for women who have abnormal smear results

Prevention of cervical cancer

Hysteroscopy Clinic 

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding.


2nd floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital
Phone:  03 364 4466

Note: Referral from GP required. 1-2 half day clinics are held per week, Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm

Gynaecology​​ Assessment Unit

Inpatient and outpatient management of acute gynaecological conditions

Early pregnancy assessment clinic


2nd Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital
Phone: 03 364 4805

Admission by referral from GP, lead maternity carer (LMC), after hours service or Emergency Department


7.30am - 10.00pm
Seven days a week

Read more information on the Gynaecology​​ Assessment Unit section of this page

Page last updated: 25 March 2019

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