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Christchurch Women’s Hospital

Patient and visitor guidelines - Updated 13 July 2021

Due to a significant rise in viral respiratory illnesses in the community, visitor restrictions have been put in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in environments where many people are especially vulnerable. Fewer visitors = less risk to patients. Thank you for continuing to help us keep people safe.

  • Partners can visit from 8am to 10pm.
  • All other visiting is from 3pm until 8pm, and again only one well-adult at a time.
  • No child visitors at this time please.

You can check our COVID-19 page for more information about visitor guidelines, including special exceptions.

Christchurch Women’s Hospital provides maternity, and gynaecological, and obstetric services. It also has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which provides both intensive and special care for new born babies.


Some direct phone numbers are listed under the Wards & services tab.

Visiting hours

  • 3pm - 8pm daily

Partners/husbands visiting the Maternity Ward

  • 8am - 10pm daily

Neonatal Unit (NICU) visiting hours

3pm - 8pm daily, parents can visit 24/7.

Please check-in with the reception desk before entering clinical areas.


Street address
Christchurch Women's Hospital
Riccarton Avenue
Postal address
Christchurch Women's Hospital
Private Bag 4711
Christchurch 8140

In an emergency

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

For advice about urgent care in Canterbury see after-hours and urgent care advice.

Enquiries and feedback

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

Note: We cannot give medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

Christchurch Women's Hospital facilities at a glance

Page last updated: 16 July 2021

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