The free Hospital Shuttle runs from Deans Avenue Car Park
- About the shuttle - hours of operation
- Using the shuttle during COVID-19
- Paying for parking
- Parking costs and time limits
Some visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury hospitals and health facilities remain in place, but we have relaxed others.
There is still a heightened risk to vulnerable people in hospital and so we recommend all people wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and other visitors safe.
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.
Visiting hours for services in Christchurch Women's Hospital maternity services are as follows:
Visiting hours for our Community Maternity Units can be found here
All visitors who are able to are recommended to wear a medical mask for the duration of their visit. However, we appreciate that some siblings may be too young to wear a mask.
To minimise risk, masked adults may visit, subject to the space available and siblings are the only child visitors allowed.
Women in labour in the Christchurch Women’s Hospital birthing suite, on the Maternity Ward and at our Community Maternity Units can have the usual support people, subject to space, for the duration of their stay in our facilities.
Parents/caregivers can be with their baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Antenatal classes have resumed, but medical masks are recommended where they are being held on health facility premises.
For more details about visiting hospital please see our COVID-19 page.
Any member of the public with a mask exemption is welcome in all our facilities when attending to receive health care and *treatment.
Please show your mask exemption card and appointment letter to staff at the entrance.
*Treatment includes coming into the Emergency Department, outpatient appointments, surgery or a procedure.
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.
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 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 Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury.
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.
|Location||Number of mobility spaces||Parking duration||Google map directions|
|Christchurch Hospital Waipapa building car park||10 spaces||180 minutes maximum||Get directions|
|Christchurch Hospital, near Otago School of Medicine||13 spaces||180 minutes maximum||Get directions|
|Oxford Terrace in-front of entrance to Christchurch Outpatients building |
(Note: This part of Oxford Tce has one way access from Riccarton Ave/Hagley Ave)
|3 spaces||30 minutes maximum||Get directions|
|Antigua St, next to Christchurch Outpatients building||3 spaces||120 minutes maximum||Get directions|
|Cambridge Terrace, near Boatshed Cafe||3 spaces||180 minutes maximum||Get directions|
|Rolleston Avenue, between Cashel St and Hereford St, near the Curators House Restaurant||6 spaces||120 minutes maximum||Get directions|
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.
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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. See Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Outpatients for other wards and services.
|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.
Fresh, locally sourced food, premium coffee and tea including gluten free, dairy free and vegan options.
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. Visit our website to find out more and order gifts for patients online.
A Kiwi Bank ATM is located at the rear of the foyer inside the Christchurch Hospital main entrance. The nearest other ATMs are located at Cashel Mall, and South City Mall.
Food and drink vending machines are near lifts in the following locations.
|Vending Machine Location|
|Level 1, Waipapa|
|Emergency Department, Waipapa|
|Level 1, Riverside|
|Ward 25, Riverside|
|Ward 27, Riverside|
|Ward 29, Riverside|
|Ward 17, Parkside|
|Great Escape Cafe|
|Level 2, Christchurch Women's Hospital|
|Level 5, Christchurch Women's Hospital|
Page last updated: 13 March 2023
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