COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at


Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

Social work services for women’s health

Christchurch Women's Hospital has social workers who can give you support and information. They can do this before, during and after your hospital admission.

Social workers help you with the things doctors, midwives and nurses may not be able to, such as examining priorities, making plans, advocacy, mentally preparing for a medical examination, and grieving.

Find out what support is available and how to contact the social work service.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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