COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at Canterbury DHB hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

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.

Ellesmere Hospital

Ellesmere Hospital is based in Leeston about 30 minutes drive-time from Christchurch. The hospital has 10 beds and specialises in the healthcare for older people (Geriatrics).

Contact

Visiting hours

25 March 2020: There are COVID-19 visitor restrictions in place – further details...
  • 11am - 1pm daily TBC
  • 3pm - 8pm daily TBC

Location

Street address
Ellesmere Hospital
25 Cunningham Street
Leeston

In an emergency

This hospital does not provide emergency medical services. In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.

Enquiries and feedback

We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Ellesmere Hospital.

Note: We cannot give medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

Ellesmere Hospital facilities at a glance

Accessible

Disability car parking

Hot drinks

Laundry and dry cleaning

Library service

Mail

Meals on wheels

Newspapers

Parking

Shopping and outings

Visitor and disabled toilets

Page last updated: 25 March 2020

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