- About the shuttle - hours of operation
- Using the shuttle during COVID-19
- Paying for parking
- Parking costs and time limits
Most entrances to Christchurch Hospital will be closed and the only entrances open will be ED & Waipapa Main Entrance, Christchurch Women’s Entrance and the main Christchurch Hospital entrance (under the canopies).
Visiting hours for services in Christchurch Women's Hospital are from 3pm – 8pm daily. This is different from Christchurch Hospital visiting hours which are 11am – 1pm and 3pm – 8pm daily.
One visitor per patient at a time, – except where a child over 12 is being accompanied by an adult. Everyone must wear a medical mask unless exempt on medical grounds. Visitor passes are no longer required at Christchurch Hospital.
Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital (except Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day patients where only one parent or caregiver is permitted at a time, following a supervised negative RAT result).
Children who are inpatients can have one other visitor (other than a parent or caregiver) who is able to visit with permission from the nurse in charge.
For visitors to all facilities effective from Tuesday 19 April 2022
With the change to the ORANGE Traffic Light setting, Canterbury DHB is easing its visitor policy in recognition of the fact we have passed the peak of the current Omicron outbreak and case numbers are slowly reducing.
The following visitor restrictions are now in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:
By adhering to these conditions, you help keep our patients, staff, other visitors and yourself safe. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our staff work hard to protect and care for some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Exceptions to the ‘one visitor’ policy
Exceptions for people with disabilities
An exception will be made for people with disabilities who are in hospital or have to attend an outpatient appointment – where they need a support person to access health services. For example, a sign language interpreter, support person for someone with a learning disability, or someone to assist with mobility. The support person is in addition to the one permitted visitor.
Face covering exemption cards
The Exemptions Team at the Ministry of Health is now responsible for processing requests for Face Covering Communication Cards.
Updated information about mask wearing, and how to request an exemption card can now be found here. People unable to request an exemption card online can call 0800 28 29 26 and select option 2, or text 8988
The only entrance to these hospitals will be via the main entrances.
For more details about 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.
Some direct phone numbers are listed under the Wards & services tab.
Partners/husbands visiting the Maternity Ward
Neonatal Unit (NICU) visiting hours
3pm - 8pm daily, parents can visit 24/7.
Please check-in with the reception desk before entering clinical areas.
Christchurch Women's Hospital
Christchurch Women's Hospital
Private Bag 4711
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.
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.
Food & drink vending machines
Disabled & Visitor toilets
Visitor information reception
You should expect to pay for car parking as there are very few free car parks near the hospital. There is limited on-street or paid car parking near Christchurch Hospital, but NO PARKING ON-SITE at the hospital itself.
The Canterbury DHB’s popular Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women’s Hospital shuttle service runs from the Deans Avenue Car Park.
You can also check the CCC Parking Map for more parking options nearby the hospital.
The hospital shuttle service runs from the Deans Avenue car park, stopping at Waipapa building Emergency Department entrance, Christchurch Outpatients Building, and the main entrance of Christchurch Hospital.
Shuttles run every 15 minutes from:
Parents are responsible for bringing their children's car seats. The shuttle can accommodate prams.
The shuttle is not suitable for wheelchairs. There is mobility car parking on site and near Christchurch Hospital.
The shuttle journey takes around 8-10 minutes depending on traffic.
The car park is a clear walk through Hagley Park to the hospital. This walk takes around 15-20 minutes and there is a sealed footpath all the way.
Our shuttles are clearly marked with the Deans Ave Car Park destination, so please make sure that you get on the correct shuttle.
This is the only shuttle service run by Canterbury District Health Board.
If you are a patient; you can be taken by car to be dropped off at the hospital main entrance:
If you are a mobility parking permit holder you can park in one of the designated mobility car parking spaces (indicated by a wheelchair icon on the map below).
There are 17 mobility parking spaces outside the front of Christchurch Hospital, plus 5 directly outside the rear entrance of Christchurch Outpatients on Antigua Street, and 3 near the main entrance on Oxford Terrace. Another 9 mobility parking spaces are available near the Boatshed Café on the Cambridge Terrace/ Rolleston Avenue corner – very close to Christchurch Outpatients and the Emergency Department.
If the mobility parking map does not display: This Google map is designed to work with up-to-date versions of web browsers such as Chrome, FireFox, Edge and Safari, please upgrade or use a different browser if the map does not display .
Many buses stop right outside Christchurch Hospital in both directions – towards and away from the city centre.
Check www.metroinfo.co.nz for more details of bus routes and timetables.
If the map above does not display: Google maps only display if you are using up-to-date web browser software such as Chrome, FireFox, Edge and Safari. If you are using an out-of-date browser such as Internet Explorer please upgrade, or use a different browser.
There is a free to use taxi phone directly inside the Christchurch Hospital main entrance and in the Christchurch Women's Hospital main foyer.
Taxis pick up from the hospital entrance when called, please make sure you indicate if you are at Christchurch Women's Hospital entrance or Christchurch Hospital entrance.
If you are staying in hospital for several days you may be eligible for a cheaper parking rate, please speak to the nurse in charge of your care about parking options.
If you receive a Christchurch City Council parking ticket after being unavoidably detained at a hospital appointment you may be able to have the fine cancelled.
To obtain a patient parking fine waiver form; ask at the hospital main reception, or phone 03 378 6398 to request a form by post. Note: We cannot guarantee the parking fine will be waived.
|Administration||Lower Ground Floor, Christchurch Woman's Hospital||-|
|Birthing Suite/PACU||3rd Floor, Christchurch Woman's Hospital||03 364 4715|
|Brachytherapy||2nd Floor, Christchurch Woman's Hospital||-|
|Cafe||Inside main entrance: Christchurch Women's Hospital||-|
|Colposcopy||2nd Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4925|
|Day Assessment Unit||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4272|
|Day Surgery Unit (DSU)/PACU West||1st Floor, Christchurch Woman's Hospital||-|
|Dietician||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4601|
|Fetal Maternal Medicine||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4557|
|General Enquiries (CWH only)||Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4699|
|Gynaecology Assessment Unit (GAU)||2nd Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4925|
|Gynaecology Outpatients||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4432|
|Gynaecology Ward||2nd Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4925|
|Infection Control||Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4510|
|Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU)||Ground Floor, Parkside West||03 378 6410|
|Maternity Outpatients||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4454|
|Maternity Ward||5th Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4724|
|Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)||4th Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4885|
|Obstetrics/Maternity||5th Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||-|
|Outpatients Services - Appointments||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4430|
|Patient Enquiries (CWH only)||Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4309|
|Physiotherapy||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4908|
|Parent Education Room||Lower Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4421|
|Radiology||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4700|
|Social Work||Ground Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||03 364 4441|
|Urology Unit/Ward||2nd Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital||-|
Please see our COVID-19 advice page for current restrictions to Cafes and shops.
No My Vaccine Pass checks
Sandwiches, cold and hot drinks including barista made coffee.
Pass/ID: CDHB staff ID required
Access: Staff only
Hot meals, sandwiches, sushi, healthy snacks, cold and hot drinks including barista made coffee.
My Vaccine Pass required
Cabinet food, sandwiches, sushi, snacks, cold and hot drinks including barista made coffee.
My Vaccine Pass required
Fresh, locally sourced food, premium coffee and tea including gluten free, dairy free and vegan options.
No My Vaccine Pass checks
Premium coffee, grab’n’go food options and a range of giftware and other necessities for a stay in hospital.
Medicines, Gifts etc
A full range of hairdressing services.
Post shop services and a range of gifts, cards, confectionery and snacks.
A Westpac ATM is available for cash withdrawals. The ATM is located at the rear of the foyer inside the Christchurch Hospital main entrance.
Page last updated: 25 May 2022
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