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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.

Exercise in Pregnancy classes

Exercise in our hydrotherapy pool and meet other expectant mothers at our Exercise in Pregnancy classes.

These classes are specifically designed for pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation onward.

Classes include a warm up, cardiovascular exercises, and warm down. Each class finishes with a relaxation session, floating in the pool with foam noodles, listening to music with the lights on low.

Where to find us

Hydrotherapy Pool
Physical Medicine Building
Burwood Hospital entrance 3
Mairehau Road
Christchurch

The Physical Medicine Building is highlighted purple in the below map.

No booking needed!

Just turn up at one of our sessions, held every Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 12pm.

You need the following items to attend a class:

  • A towel/swimming costume
  • $3 class fee
  • Your midwife's contact details / card

Please don't attend class if you have:

  • Athlete's foot
  • A verruca
  • Diarrhoea or vomiting in the last two weeks

More information about maternity services

For more information about maternity services in Christchurch see our Maternity Services at Christchurch Women's Hospital page.
For information about other maternity services locations in Canterbury, see our Women's health and maternity section.

Page last updated: 26 February 2020

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