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 wear a paper surgical/medical mask at all times unless medically exempt, or eating or drinking in a designated area.
One visitor per patient at a time – except where a child over 12 is being accompanied by an adult. Visitor passes are no longer required for either the Hillmorton or Princess Margaret hospital sites.
One support person by pre-arrangement for community appointments (contact the team or case manager prior to confirm).
Parents/caregivers are able to visit in support of a child.
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.
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.
The Canterbury DHB Older Persons Health & Rehabilitation Community Teams are based in the Heathcote Building.
Alternatively some direct phone numbers are listed on the Wards & Services page.
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Cashmere Road, Christchurch
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Private Bag 4733, Christchurch
In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.
Please check our COVID-19 page for the latest information about visiting hospital.
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.
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.
Car parking is available at various points around the site, also on Cashmere Road. Taxis are available from outside the hospital on Cashmere Road.
A bus stop is located outside the main entrance between entrances 2 and 3 which can be seen on the The Princess Margaret Hospital Map.
The Princess Margaret Hospital is located on Cashmere Road, near the intersection with Hackthorne Road.
Large signs indicate routes to hospital services and wards.
Services at The Princess Margaret Hospital are listed below. Click on service names to find out more about each service.
|Adult Community Referral Centre (ACRC)||Level 4 West, Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 7997|
|Adult Community Therapy Service||Level 2, Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 7765|
|CAF Emergency Team (CAFEm)||Ground Floor, Heathcote Building, entry F on map||0800 218 219 (select 2 option)|
|CAF South Community and Outreach Team||Level 1, Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 8740|
|Child, Adolescent and Family Inpatient Unit||C Block, entry a on map||03 337 7773|
|Community Rehabilitation Enablement & Support Team (CREST)||Level 4 West, Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 7765|
|Community Stroke Rehabilitation Service||Level 2 East, Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 7765|
|C Ward - Mothers and Babies Mental Health Service (Inpatients)||C Block, entry a on map|
|Eating Disorders Unit||C Block, entry b on map||03 337 7939|
|Heathcote Building||Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 7704|
|Judges' Room||R Block, entry b on map|
|Interpreter/Translator Service||-||03 364 0669|
|Main Reception||F Block, entry a on map||03 337 7899|
|Mothers and Babies Community Mental Health Service (Outpatients)||C Block, entry a on map|
|Mothers and Babies Mental Health Service (Inpatients)||C Block, entry a on map|
|Older Persons' Health Specialist Service - North East Community Team||Level 3 East, Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 7765|
|Older Persons' Health Specialist Service - South West Community Team||Level 3 West, Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 7765|
|Older Persons' Mental Health (OPMH) Community Team||Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 337 7765|
|Patient Enquiries||-||03 337 7800|
|Seagar Clinic (Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit)||Ground Floor, Heathcote Building, entry D on map||03 337 7704|
|Youth Forensic Team||Level 5, Heathcote Building, entry C on map||03 339 1126|
Page last updated: 19 April 2022
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