COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at Canterbury DHB hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

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.

Christchurch Women’s Hospital Maternity Services

Temporary visitor restrictions due to COVID-19

No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:

  • 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.

Further details...

We are baby-friendly accredited

We are a Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accredited maternity unit, supporting mama and whānau to feed their babies. For more information see www.babyfriendly.org.nz, you can also read our Breastfeeding Policy (400KB, PDF) 

The seven-level hospital is next to Christchurch Hospital, located in Christchurch central city, on Riccarton Avenue, between South Hagley Park and the Botanical gardens.

The maternity services at Christchurch Women's Hospital are specialised to provide care for women who have medical problems or are experiencing complications in their pregnancy. It is staffed 24 hours a day. Clinical staff liaise with your Lead Maternity Carer to provide your care.

Antenatal clinics and classes in Christchurch

Antenatal Clinics are located on the ground floor of Christchurch Women's Hospital. Clinics operate Monday to Friday.

Information about exercise in pregnancy classesparenting classes and breastfeeding classes can be read on our Pregnancy and Birth Journey page.

Parking and public transport at the hospital

Parking is not available on the hospital grounds. Eleven bus routes pass the hospital. Commercial car parking venues are located among the several nearby blocks. There is also the hospital's shuttle bus service from Lichfield St car park available.

What Matters to You?

We value the feedback you can give about your experience using our maternity facilities and services. Please take an opportunity to tell us how it was for you using our online form or you can download, print and post us your feedback on the postage paid feedback form

Join the Canterbury maternity community on Facebook

Our Facebook page is to inform and update on what is happening in the maternity community. It also provides an environment for valuable consumer feedback. The administrators on this page are part of the Maternity Quality Safety Programme as coordinators and consumer members. This is Ministry of Health initiative to encourage and promote consumer engagement in the maternity services.

Page last updated: 30 March 2020

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