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VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

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.

The Princess Margaret Hospital

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

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.

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

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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