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Lincoln Maternity Hospital

Patient and visitor guidelines at Alert Level 1

Alert Level 1 visiting guidelines are now in place at Lincoln Maternity Hospital. Please check our COVID-19 page for the latest information.

Lincoln Community Maternity Unit offers the best of both worlds - a peaceful rural setting, yet only minutes from Christchurch. Situated on the city side of Lincoln township, the hospital is especially convenient for families from all southern suburbs and from throughout the Selwyn District. Lincoln Maternity hospital is certified to top healthcare standards, providing you with the assurance of quality service and care. Following a vaginal birth, transfer is within 12 hours, caesarean sections transfer within 24 hours.

Lincoln midwives offer skilled support to new mothers / families in those very early learning days. They will assist and support you while you become confident with feeding and caring of your baby. Lincoln Hospital is also an accredited Baby Friendly hospital.

To find out more about maternity care at Lincoln Maternity Hospital; see our Lincoln Community Maternity Unit health services pages.


Visiting hours

  • Partners: 8am to 10pm
  • Friends and family: 11am to 1pm and then 3pm to 8pm

Please note that rest time for women is between 1pm to 3pm every day


Lincoln Maternity Hospital
35 James St,
Lincoln 7608

In an emergency

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

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

Enquiries and feedback

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

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

Lincoln Maternity 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: 22 September 2020

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