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.

Occupational Therapy

​​​​​​Occupational therapy is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition.


Contact information

Occupational Therapy Department, Christchurch Hospital

Phone: 03 364 0700

Occupational Therapy Department, Burwood Hospital

Phone: 03 383 6845​
Fax: 03 383 6825


About the Burwood Hospital Occupational Therapy Department

N.Z. Registered Occupational Therapists provide assessment, treatment and discharge planning services to patients in Burwood Hospital in addition to specified outpatient services. These specialist units include:

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service

  • Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation

  • Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Burwood Driving and Vehicle Assessment Service

  • Pain Management Centre

The department is supported by clerical and assistant staff and maintains links with Enable N.Z. and Accident Compensation Corporation.​

Page last updated: 2 November 2018

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