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.

Canterbury Health Labs

Canterbury Health Laboratories provide a complete range of laboratory services to Canterbury District Health Board. These services encompass both core laboratory and specialist testing on a 24 hour, seven-day basis.

Canterbury Health Laboratories' main site is at Christchurch Hospital with a satellite laboratory operating at Ashburton Hospital. Canterbury Health Laboratories also provides specialist testing for all North and South Island DHBs and community laboratories. Work is referred to Canterbury Health Laboratories from approximately 35 hospitals and private laboratories.

For more information about Canterbury Health Laboratories and their services visit


Phone and Email

Location and postal address

  • Cnr Tuam & Hagley Ave, Christchurch
  • Postal address: PO Box 151, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Canterbury Health Labs Location Map

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View of Canterbury Health Labs Entrance

Page last updated: 11 October 2019

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