Alert Level 1 visiting guidelines are now in place at Christchurch Women's Hospital. Please check our COVID-19 page for the latest information.
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 newborn 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.
Note: The shuttle now runs from the new Deans Avenue car park.
The free Christchurch Hospital shuttle runs from the new Deans Ave Car Park.
The shuttle is free and operates between 7.15am and 8.30pm on weekdays and between 11am and 8pm Saturday and Sunday.
There is a mandatory break between 2.30pm and 3.15pm on the weekends for our drivers, so no shuttle will operate at this time.
Shuttles leave every 15 to 20 minutes and drop off & pick up either at Christchurch Outpatients and Christchurch Hospital main entrance.
The shuttle journey takes around 8-10 minutes depending on traffic.
The new 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.
The shuttles are clearly marked with our new bright orange livery, so please make sure that you get on the correct shuttle.
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.
Please note that drivers take a half-hour lunch break around 1pm and so there may be some delay at this time.
There is a mandatory break time on weekends for our drivers between 2.30pm and 3.15pm, so no shuttle will operate at this time.
This is the only shuttle service run by Canterbury District Health Board.
Please make sure that you get on the correct shuttle when you leave the hospital.
Our shuttles are clearly marked in bright orange with the Deans Ave Car Park destination.
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.
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Many buses stop right outside Christchurch Women's Hospital in both directions – towards and away from the city centre.
Check www.metroinfo.co.nz for more details of bus routes and timetables.
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.
Services and wards at Christchurch Women's Hospital are listed below.
|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||-|
Sandwiches, cold and hot drinks including barista made coffee.
Hot meals, sandwiches, sushi, healthy snacks, cold and hot drinks including barista made coffee.
Cabinet food, sandwiches, sushi, snacks, cold and hot drinks including barista made coffee.
Medicines, Gifts etc
A full range of hairdressing services.
Post shop services and a range of gifts, cards, confectionery and snacks.
Page last updated: 28 September 2020
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