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.

Orthopaedic Outpatient Department (The Bone Shop)

Orthopaedic Outpatient Department (also known as the Bone Shop) is located in Christchurch Hospital, the department usually deals with patients with broken or damaged bones.

Your doctor or another health professional such as the emergency department may refer you to the Orthopaedic Outpatient Department.

If you are an existing patient or have a referral you can access the department through Christchurch Hospital's main entrance, but if you come to the department after 7pm, you will have to enter through the Emergency Department.

You can call the Bone Shop free on 0508 BONE SHOP (0508 2663 7436).

In an emergency when you have broken a bone, please call 111 or visit the hospital Emergency Department.


Page last updated: 2 August 2019

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