Hospital based medical services are listed below, you can also check the comprehensive hospital wards and departments listings, see Christchurch Hospital, Burwood Hospital, Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Christchurch Outpatients, Hillmorton Hospital, Ashburton Hospital and other health facilities.
Audiology is the study of hearing and balance. Audiologists assess and manage hearing, listening and balance disorders.
Based at Burwood Hospital, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (BIRS) is a 12 bed inpatient ward that provides comprehensive rehabilitation for people aged 16 - 65 with brain injuries.
Canterbury and West Coast Musculoskeletal Service is a publicly funded service for patients with non-urgent musculoskeletal conditions that do not require surgery.
The Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service is comprised of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Haematology, and Palliative Care...
The Cardiology Day Unit (CDU) and Cardio-Respiratory Integrated Specialist Services (CRISS) are based at Christchurch Hospital.
Christchurch Sexual Health Service is a specialist sexual health service offering free and confidential sexual health care, including diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STI's) and other related conditions including genital skin conditions and genital pain.
CNS's are registered nurses who are recognised clinical experts within their specialty and are based throughout Canterbury campuses.
The Canterbury Adult CF Service sees all adults with CF from around the South Island. We are the second largest adult CF service in New Zealand.
The Dermatology Department assesses and treats the skin and skin diseases.
The Diabetes Service provides a community and an outpatient consultation service for patients on referral from general practitioners and other health professionals.
Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is open for emergency and urgent serious medical issues 24/7. People need to enter ED using the external entrance at the new Waipapa building which is behind Christchurch Women's Hospital.
Endocrinology is the branch of medicine concerned with endocrine glands and hormones.
Endocrinology is based on ground floor of the Christchurch Outpatients building.
ENT Outpatients is based on the 5th Floor of the Riverside building at Christchurch Hospital.
The Eye Outpatients Department treat people with a serious eye problems, who have been referred to them by an optometrist or a doctor.
Christchurch Women's Hospital's Neonatal Unit (NICU) opened New Zealand's first Human Pasteurised Donor Milk Bank in 2014. The Human Milk Bank is next to the Neonatal Unit on the 4th Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital.
The Christchurch Hyperbaric Medicine Unit treats a range of conditions ranging from decompression sickness and air embolism through to radiation injury and hypoxic problem wounds.
The Rheumatology and Immunology Service provides inpatient, outpatient, day patient and inter-hospital consultative services for patients with rheumatic disease, primary immunodeficiency and serious allergy.
The Infection Prevention and Control Service provide expert guidance and support to prevent the occurrence and spread of infection.
Intensive Care is located on Level 1 of the Waipapa building, at Christchurch Hospital.
Medical Physics and Bioengineering provides scientific and technical services for safe, effective, and innovative patient care.
The Nephrology Department at Christchurch Hospital provides a renal service for the population of Canterbury, South Canterbury, and Westland. This includes dialysis, acute renal failure, and outpatient services for renal disease.
Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology is a non-surgical specialty, its corresponding surgical specialty is neurosurgery.
Specialist services provided by the Christchurch Hospital Nuclear Medicine Department include; Diagnostic Imaging, Radiopharmacy and Radionuclide Therapies.
Orthopaedic Outpatients (Bone Shop) department provides follow up care to patients with broken or damaged bones/muscles in an outpatient setting. Orthopaedic Acute Care (OAC) provides specialist acute orthopaedic assessment and management of bone and muscle injuries.
The Burwood Pain Management Centre is based at Burwood Hospital. Our aim is to restore functional ability and enable individuals to live as independently as possible despite their pain.
Palliative care is a holistic approach to the care of people with progressive incurable disease, that aims to prevent and relieve suffering.
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...
The Psychiatric Consultation Service provides access to assessment, treatment and advice to hospitals in Christchurch for psychological and psychiatric issues...
The Radiology Department is organised to provide secondary and tertiary radiology services to both people in Canterbury and the wider South Island.
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.
Social work services are based at Christchurch Hospital and Burwood Hospital. Social workers help patients, and can also assist their families or carers.
Speech Language Therapy provides assessment and management to individuals with communication and/or swallowing disorders.
The Burwood Spinal Unit (BSU) provides services for people with spinal cord impairments caused by accident, illness or congenital abnormalities.
Te Whare Mahana Whānau is a whānau-family accommodation facility for eligible family members, supporting a whānau member using services at Christchurch Hospital.
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Page last updated: 13 February 2023
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