Some visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury hospitals and health facilities remain in place, but we have relaxed others.
There is still a heightened risk to vulnerable people in hospital and so we recommend all people wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and visitors safe.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our staff work hard to protect and care for some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Visiting hours for our hospitals have returned to pre COVID-19 hours with the exception of Christchurch Women’s Hospital.
All visitors are recommended to wear a medical face mask.
Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital and visitors are now allowed, except for the Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day stay where just one parent/caregiver is able to attend their appointment with their child. Exceptions by special arrangement only.
For more details about visiting hospital please see our COVID-19 page.
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.
Please note: Maternity services are not available at Waikari Hospital.
16 Littles Drive
This hospital does not provide emergency medical services. In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.
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.
Disability car parking
Meals on wheels
Visitor and disabled toilets
WiFi (Free to use)
Page last updated: 27 March 2023
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