RED

Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

We are at RED according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information:

Christchurch Women’s Hospital Maternity Services

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

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 Deans Avenue Car Park available.

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

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: 17 December 2021

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