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 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 our hospitals have returned to pre COVID-19 hours with the exception of Christchurch Women’s Hospital.
All visitors are recommended to wear a medical face mask.
Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital and visitors are now allowed, except for the Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day stay where just one parent/caregiver is able to attend their appointment with their child. Exceptions by special arrangement only.
For more details about visiting hospital please see our COVID-19 page.
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).
Please note: Maternity services are not available at Ellesmere Hospital.
25 Cunningham Street
This hospital does not provide emergency medical services. In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.
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.
Disability car parking
Laundry and dry cleaning
Meals on wheels
Shopping and outings
Visitor and disabled toilets
There is parking for patients and visitors on-site.
Page last updated: 27 March 2023
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