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.
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.
The Kaikōura Health (Te Hā o Te Ora) facility provides primary care, aged care, acute care, maternity, radiology, and medical/trauma stabilisation services.
Located on the old Kaikōura hospital site, the new state-of-the-art Health Centre accommodates 21 beds, which includes 14 long stay rooms as well as six GP managed flexi-beds and a delivery/postnatal maternity suite plus a resuscitation room and observation bed and radiology. It also accommodates multi-purpose General Practice rooms, physiotherapy, community dental, and other visiting health specialists.
Services include palliative care, post-surgery support, pre-operation, nurse-led fracture clinics, dementia patient support, health promotion activities and wound care clinics. Video conferencing technology also enables people to have face to face consultations with their specialist health provider without having to leave Kaikōura.
See Health Services for more contact phone numbers
25 Deal Street
Kaikōura Healthcare (General Practice)
Walk in clinics on the weekends and public holidays are for urgent and emergency care and patients with urgent conditions are given first priority, all other patients are seen on a first-come first-served basis. After-hours charges will apply.
After-hours medical care: If you call the clinic you will be transferred to our after-hours service.
In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.
We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Kaikōura Health.
Note: We cannot give medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.
Disability car parking
Food & drink vending machines
Visitor & accessible toilets
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Free car parking is available directly in front of the hospital and on Deal Street.
There are six narrow tyre and four fat tyre bicycle stands at the side of the building, and an additional four space bicycle stand in the front of building.
|Aged residential care||03 319 3500||03 319 3513|
|Community Dental||0800 825 583||-|
|General Enquiries||03 319 7760||-|
|Inpatients||03 319 3500||03 319 3513|
|Long stay patients||03 319 3500||03 319 3513|
|Kaikoura Healthcare (General Practice formally known as Kaikoura Medical Centre)||03 319 3501||03 319 3513|
|Kaikoura Physiotherapy||03 319 3500 press 4||-|
|Maternity Unit||03 319 3500||03 319 3513|
|Nurse Manager||03 319 3500||03 319 3513|
|Kaikoura Public Health Nurse/Well Child Nurse||03 319 3500||-|
Page last updated: 13 March 2023
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