COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at Canterbury DHB hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

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.

Waikari Hospital

Waikari Hospital is located in Waikari village, approximately one hour's drive north of Christchurch on State Highway 1 and inland from Waipara.

The hospital is set in beautiful grounds overlooking the Alps. Waikari Hospital meets the needs of the local community as well as covering a large rural district including continuing care of the elderly, general medical, surgical rehabilitation, carer support, respite care and palliative care. Note: Maternity services are not available at Waikari Hospital.

Contact

Visiting hours

25 March 2020: There are COVID-19 visitor restrictions in place – further details...
  • 11am - 1pm daily 
  • 3pm - 8pm daily (Unless arranged with Nurse Manager)

Location

Street address
Waikari Hospital
16 Littles Drive
Waikari
North Canterbury

In an emergency

This hospital does not provide emergency medical services. In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.

Enquiries and feedback

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

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

Patients and Visitors

Waikari Hospital facilities at a glance

Accessible

Disability car parking

Hot drinks

Laundry

Library service

Mail

Meals on wheels

Newspapers

Parking

Smokefree hospital

Visitor and disabled toilets

WiFi (Free to use)

Page last updated: 25 March 2020

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