COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.


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. 

Two Rheumatologists, a Rheumatology Registrar and one Clinical Immunologist run the clinical service.

The Clinical Immunologist also has commitments to the Immunology Laboratory, Canterbury Health Laboratories.

The Registrar position is accredited for rheumatology advanced training. The service has also been accredited for joint physician an​d pathology training in clinical immunology  Clinical research and student teaching is encouraged.


Immunology Department, Christchurch Hospital
Phone: 03 364 0950

Page last updated: 22 October 2018

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