COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Christchurch Women’s Hospital

Patient and visitor restrictions

Visiting restrictions are now in place at Christchurch Women's Hospital. Please check www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

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.

Phone

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

Visiting hours

  • 10am - 1pm daily
  • 3pm - 8pm daily

Partners/husbands visiting the Maternity Ward

  • 8am - 9pm daily

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

Location

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

Accessible

ATM (Westpac)

Food & drink vending machines

Taxis / Taxi phone

Disabled & Visitor toilets

Visitor information reception

Page last updated: 3 April 2020

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