COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

See www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19 for information about COVID-19 testing and service changes at hospitals.

Christchurch Hospital

Patient and visitor guidelines at Alert Level 2 – updated 28 February 2021 

Alert Level 2 visiting guidelines are now in place at Christchurch Hospital.

  • All visitors need to scan in or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  • All visitors should wear a mask or face covering
  • Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities
  • Visiting hours for Christchurch Hospital are from 3pm – 8pm with only one person visiting at a time. 
  • Exceptions: Charge Nurse Managers can assess requests on a case by case basis. For example, exceptions will be considered on compassionate grounds including for end of life care.
  • For children, parents/caregivers can visit at any time, and both parents/caregivers can visit at the same time.

Please check our COVID-19 page for the latest information.

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.

Phone

Calling a hospital department or ward:
Call general enquiries on 03 364 0640 and ask to be put through to the ward or department concerned.

Alternatively some direct phone numbers are listed on the Wards & services page.

For enquiries about patients call 03 364 0600

Visiting hours

  • Visiting hours are currently 3pm to 8pm. Please check our COVID-19 page for the latest information about visiting hospitals.

Note: Parents and caregivers can continue to visit children's wards at any time.

Christchurch Women's Hospital visiting hours are different from the visiting times indicated above.

 

Location

Street address
Christchurch Hospital
Riccarton Avenue
Christchurch
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 cannot give medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

Christchurch Hospital facilities at a glance

Page last updated: 28 February 2021

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