RED

Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

We are at RED according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information:

Christchurch Women’s Hospital

Visitor restrictions effective from Sunday 23 January until further notice

You do not need to show your My Vaccine Pass to enter DHB facilities, but you must scan the NZ Tracer App QR code for each building or specific area you enter, where a unique QR code is displayed – or sign in manually. You must also wear a paper surgical/medical mask at all times unless medically exempt, or eating or drinking in a designated area.

  • Acute Assessment – one support person only to accompany someone presenting for acute assessment
  • Women in labour in a maternity facility are allowed two support partners for the duration of the labour and birth
  • Women who are having an elective caesarean section are allowed one support person
  • For the duration of their postnatal stay a woman can have one named support person who will be able to visit
  • Siblings of the new baby are no longer able to accompany this person.
  • All visitors to our maternity facilities must scan or sign in each time they visit
  • Outpatient appointments (including Fetal Maternal Medicine) – a support person will only be permitted under specific criteria – e.g. a person’s carer/support person is required to be with them due to complex needs/diagnosis/or clinical procedures.

Note: St Georges Maternity Unit is following the same guidelines.

For more details about what to do when visiting please see our COVID-19 page.

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.

Phone

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.

Location/Map

Street address
Christchurch Women's Hospital
Riccarton Avenue
Christchurch
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: 24 January 2022

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