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.

Neurology and Neurosurgery

​Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. While neurology is a non-surgical specialty, its corresponding surgical specialty is neurosurgery.

Neurosurgery (or neurological surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.


  • Ward 28, Christchurch Hospital

  • Department of Neurosurgery

  • Department of Neurology

  • Neurophysiology Service

  • Neurology Outpatients

  • Electromyography Van Der Veer Clinic

Contact information

Neurology and Neurophysiology

Phone: 03 364 0940


Phone: 03 364 1217

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Page last updated: 2 November 2018

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