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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.

Hillmorton Hospital



Hillmorton Hospital
Annex Road South, Middleton
Christchurch 8024

Postal Address
Hillmorton Hospital
Private Bag 4733, Christchurch

In an emergency

In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.

For advice about evening time and urgent medical care in Canterbury see after-hours and urgent care advice

Visiting hours

25 March 2020: There are COVID-19 visitor restrictions in place – further details...
  • Mothers & Babies Unit / C Ward, 10am-8pm Daily
  • Seager Clinic 10am-8pm Daily
  • Child, Adolescent & Family Inpatient Unit - please call (03) 337 7773 for the best time to visit.
  • Adult Acute Inpatient Service – Te Awakura 10am-8pm Daily
  • Kennedy Detox Unit - Family, Whanau and friends are asked to contact the unit on (03) 3391139 regarding the best time to visit.
  • Tupuna Villa - 10am-8pm Daily
  • Psychiatric Service for Adults with Intellectual Disability (PSAID) - 10am-8pm Daily

Visiting hours continued...

  • Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation (AT&R) - 10am-8pm Daily
  • Te Whare Manaaki - Please contact the unit on (03) 3377969 ext. 33440 to arrange visits
  • Te Whare Hohou Roko - Please contact the unit on (03) 3377969 ext. 33962 to arrange visits
  • Te Whare Mauri Ora - 10am-8pm Daily

Specialist Mental Health Service Units can be flexible with visiting outside of times listed above. Staff will be happy to discuss options with visitors. Visitors may sometimes be asked to wait when their family member or friend is occupied in part of the treatment programme.

Enquiries and feedback

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

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

Hillmorton Hospital facilities at a glance


Disability car parking

Food & drink vending machines

Language Interpreters

Patient and visitor parking

Smokefree hospital

Disabled & Visitor toilets

Wi-Fi (Free to use)

Page last updated: 25 March 2020

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