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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.


Physiotherapy often abbreviated PT, is primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by physiotherapists.


Contact information

Physiotherapy Department, Christchurch Hospital
Phone: 03 364 0680

Physiotherapy, Christchurch Women's Hospital
Phone: 03 364 4908

Physiotherapy Department, Burwood Hospital
Phone: 03 383 6833
Fax: 03 383 6879

Physiotherapy Department, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 1104

Useful information

About Physiotherapy at Burwood Hospital

The Physiotherapy Service provides assessment, treatment, education and discharge planning services to the rehabilitation teams at Burwood Hospital. 

Registered Physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants participate in the following services/teams:

Four Year University of Otago Physiotherapy students work at Burwood Hospital on supervised clinical placements.

The Burwood Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool is accessible on referral and by application for approved community groups.​​

Page last updated: 28 February 2020

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