The Respiratory Department provides specialist care for a wide range of respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnoea and many other conditions. We provide specialist outpatient clinics, lung function and sleep tests, as well as inpatient care when needed. We are part of the Canterbury Clinical Network and work together with community providers to support people with respiratory illness.
If you would like more information on a specific respiratory condition please see www.healthinfo.org.nz
To contact a specific area of Respiratory Services, call 03 364 0640 and ask for the area you need or look for it under Christchurch Hospital Wards and Departments.
Dr Greg Frazer
Senior Medical Staff
Dr Lutz Beckert
Dr Chris Drennan
Dr Michael Epton
Dr Michael Hlavac
Dr Richard Laing
Dr Christina McLachlan
Dr Bronwen Rhodes
Dr Rachel Wiseman
Dr Teurai Chikura
Dr Michael Maze
Dr Adrienne Edwards
Dr Mahmoud Alkhater
Pip Crowther (Charge Nurse Manager)
Dr Michael Hlavac (Clinical Director)
Dr Paul Kelly (Team Leader)
Cardio-Respiratory Integrated Specialist Services (CRISS)
Maureen Trewin (Nurse Manager)
Ward 25 is situated on the second floor of the Riverside block, Christchurch Hospital, and provides inpatient care for people with respiratory and/or other medical conditions. Ward 25 has 27 inpatient beds including 5 single rooms.
Ward 25 offers an environment which supports learning and professional development and has links with ARA, Otago University, and the Christchurch School of Medicine
The ward is also established as a Dedicated Education Unit, which provides an alternative model of teaching for nursing students on clinical placement.
Charge Nurse Manager, Pip Crowther
Ward Clerk, Gaye Hamilton
The Sleep Unit at Christchurch Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment for people with sleep disordered breathing and other sleep related conditions. The Sleep Unit has strong community links with general practices who can provide screening for some conditions.
Sleep Lab Manager
Dr Paul Kelly
Clinical Nurse Specialists
A team of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Maori Health workers and others, provide expert care (both inpatient & outpatient) to people with a wide range of respiratory and cardiac conditions.
The team can also see people who need:
The team’s hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. Contact details for CRISS are available on Christchurch Hospital Wards and Departments.
Andrea M Thompson
Leanne McNeill (also TB)
Lung Cancer CNS
Cystic Fibrosis CNS
Cardiac Rehab CNS
Maori Health Workers
Smoking Cessation Co-ordinator
The respiratory lab offers a comprehensive range of respiratory function tests, and is accredited by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ).
Location: The Respiratory Physiology Laboratory is situated on the 4th floor of the Riverside building at Christchurch Hospital.
Hours: 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Page last updated: 21 March 2019
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