RED

Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

We are at RED according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information:

The Princess Margaret Hospital

Visitor restrictions effective from 23 January 2022 until further notice

Visitor access for all Canterbury DHB health facilities are restricted. You do not need to show your My Vaccine Pass to enter DHB facilities, but you must scan the NZ Tracer App QR code for each building or specific area you enter, where a unique QR code is displayed – or sign in manually. You must also wear a paper surgical/medical mask at all times unless medically exempt, or eating or drinking in a designated area.

  • One person may visit once per day during Hillmorton Hospital and The Princess Margaret Hospital visiting hours
  • One support person per outpatient
  • Additional people will be considered by the Clinical/Charge Nurse Manager or Duty Nurse Manager (after hours). This must be by prior arrangement to ensure that we can meet physical distancing requirements.

For more details about what to do when visiting please see our COVID-19 page.

The Princess Margaret Hospital (TPMH), was opened in 1959 and is situated at the foot of the Port Hills, in the south of Christchurch on Cashmere Road, near the intersection with Hackthorne Road.

Mental health 

A number of inpatient, outpatient, and day-patient mental health services are provided at The Princess Margaret Hospital site. Inpatient service includes the Rehabilitation Service (Seager Clinic) which moved from Hillmorton Hospital to The Princess Margaret Hospital site. This service is located on the ground floor of The Heathcote Building. Seager Clinic provides extensive care for people assessed as having a significant disorder arising from an established diagnosis of psychiatric illness and who require intensive support.

A number of specialty mental health services, some inpatient and some outpatient, are clustered in C Block of the main building of The Princess Margaret Hospital, this is a single-storey building immediately to the left of the Hospital's main entrance.

Older person's health

The Canterbury DHB Older Persons Health & Rehabilitation Community Teams are based in the Heathcote Building.

Phone

Alternatively some direct phone numbers are listed on the Wards & Services page.

Location

Address
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Cashmere Road, Christchurch

Postal Address
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Private Bag 4733, Christchurch

In an emergency

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

 

Visiting hours

  • 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.

Please check our COVID-19 page for the latest information about visiting hospital.

Patients and Visitors

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 The Princess Margaret Hospital.

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

The Princess Margaret Hospital facilities at a glance

Accessible

Food & drink vending machines

Disabled & Visitor toilets

Page last updated: 25 January 2022

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