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.


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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