Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary, teaching and research hospital in the South Island of New Zealand and provides a full range of emergency, acute, elective and outpatient services. In addition, Christchurch Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Australasia, treating more than 83,000 patients a year. Information about Christchurch Women’s Hospital and Christchurch Outpatients are on separate pages.

Car parking at Christchurch Hospital

There is only mobility parking on-site at Christchurch hospital, however patients and visitors can use a FREE hospital shuttle service from Lichfield Street Car Park building at 33 Lichfield Street. 


To contact a hospital departments or ward, call general enquiries and ask for a department. Alternatively some direct phone numbers are listed on Wards & Departments page.

Visiting hours

  • 11am – 1pm daily
  • 3pm – 8pm daily

Parents can visit children’s wards at any time.
Christchurch Women’s Hospital visiting hours are different from the visiting times indicated above.


Street address
Christchurch Hospital
Riccarton Avenue

Postal address
Christchurch Hospital
Private Bag 4710
Christchurch 8140

In an emergency

In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.

The Emergency Department is for serious emergencies only, not for long-standing or minor injuries or illnesses which can be treated by your family general practice team or an after hours clinic.

Enquiries and feedback

We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Christchurch Hospital.

Note: We are unable to provide medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

Christchurch Hospital facilities at a glance


ATMs (Westpac, BNZ)

Bank of New Zealand


Chapel & Chaplains

Cycle stands

Disability car parking only

Food & drink vending machines


Language Interpreters

NO PARKING at this hospital

Pharmacy / Gifts

Post Office

Shuttle bus to car park

Smokefree hospital

Taxis / Telephone

Disabled & Visitor toilets

Visitor information reception

WiFi (Free to use)

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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