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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.

Surgical Service (Burwood Hospital)

​The Burwood Surgical Service is a centre of excellence dedicated primarily to Elective Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Burwood Hospital.

This service encompasses the patient journey whether from the acute phase at Christchurch Hospital or from the pre-admission phase of elective surgery through to discharge.

The Surgical Service comprises of:

  • Orthopaedic Outpatients Department (OOPD)

  • Admitting Unit (AU)

  • Operating Suite

  • Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)

  • Sterilising Unit

  • Special Care Unit (SCU)

  • Surgical Orthopaedic Unit (SOU)

  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit (ORU)

The Surgical Service utilises a Multi-disciplinary Team approach including Medical, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Ranga Hauora Māori Health, Social Work, Pharmacy and Dietetic services as required.

The Surgical Service is a state of the art surgical facility housing 4 purpose built theatres, an Admitting Unit and a 1st and 2nd stage PACU.

It also has a new 30 bed Surgical Unit and a 12 bed Special Care Unit, a 24 bed Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit and outpatient department.

The Surgical Service provides a supportive environment to both staff members and patients.

Following a recent change in the Model of Care our service now provides a structured approach to educational development opportunities.

It also provides an in-depth orientation period for new staff joining our service.

Contact Us

Surgical Orthopaedic Unit

Phone 03 383 6834 

Fax 03 383 6870

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit

Phone 03 337 7459

Fax 03 337 8686

Orthopaedic Outpatients

Phone 03 383 6840 

Fax 03 383 6886

Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Patient Video

Burwood Xchanging Joints from The CDHB on Vimeo.

Page last updated: 5 December 2019

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