Christchurch Hospital

Contact & Location

Address:

Christchurch Hospital

Riccarton Avenue

Christchurch

Postal Address:

Christchurch Hospital

Private Bag 4710

Christchurch 8140

Phone:

03 364 0640
03 364 0600

Visiting Hours

Christchurch Hospital

11am - 1pm daily

3pm - 8pm daily

Parents can visit children's wards at any time

Parking & Public Transport

Car Parking

​There are approx 130 CCC pay and display parking bays on-site. The maximum parking time is 2 hours.  Charges apply: 7am-8.30pm Monday - Friday and 9am-8.30pm Saturday - Sunday.  There are no concession rates for disability bays.
See our car parking page and the CCC website for more info about car parking and charges, including how to save on parking costs. 
 
Other car parking nearby the Hospital

CCC (old Canterbury Brewery) metered car park If you think that your visit will be 2 hours or longer you can use this ALL DAY PARKING on St Asaph Street/Antigua Street. 5min walk to Hospital.​
Free and metered parking on Riccarton Avenue. 5min walk to Hospital​
Metered parking on Hagley Avenue. 5min walk to Hospital​
Metered (some all day) on St Asaph Street, Tuam Street, Oxford Terrace. 5min walk to Hospital​
Free (all day) parking on Deans Avenue. 10min walk to Hospital​
Wilsons Car Park, Corner Tuam & Colombo Street 2min walk to Hospital​
Wilsons Car Park, 29 Cambridge Tce 2min walk to Hospital​

Transport Options

Please plan extra journey time to allow for car parking. ​

Taxis are available outside Christchurch Hospital on Riccarton Avenue.

Christchurch Hospital Services & Departments

Listed below is a directory of Christchurch Hospital departments, services and medical facilities, sorted alphabetically. Click on the service or  view our printable PDF hospital map booklet for more information. For information about Christchurch Women's Hospital services see our Christchurch Women's Hospital page.​

 Service​

Location​

Contact​

Anaesthesia​Christchurch Hospital03 364 0288​
Cardiology DepartmentChristchurch Hospital 03 3641090 ​
Cardiothoracic Surgery Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1360 ​
CardioRespiratory Integrated Specialist Services (CRISS) 5th Floor Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0167 ​
​Central Preadmission ClinicGround Floor, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 1195
Children’s Acute Assessment Unit​Ground floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0428​
Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre (CHOC)​Ground floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0640​
Clinical Pharmacology ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0074 ​
Day of Surgery Admission ​2nd Floor Parkside West, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 4068​
​Day Surgery UnitChristchurch Hospital​03 364 4034
Dental Service (Hospital)2 Riccarton Avenue & 5th floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0250​
Dermatology Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0488 ​
Diabetes Centre 550 Hagley Avenue 03 364 0860 ​
​Dialysis - AcuteChristchurch Hospital​​03 364 0423
Dialysis - Home​550 Hagley Avenue ​​03 364 0610
ECG Department ​Main Foyer area, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0910 ​
Emergency Department ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0270 ​
​Endocrinology ServicesChristchurch Hospital ​03 364 0927​
Gastroenterology Department ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0920 ​
Gastroenterology Investigations Unit ​2nd Floor Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1991 ​
General Medicine ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1020​
General Surgery ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1682​
Haematology Outpatients ​Ground Floor, Canterbury Health Laboratories03 364 0384 ​
Haemostasis​Ground Floor, Canterbury Health Laboratories​03 364 0384 ​
Hagley Outpatients ReceptionChristchurch Hospital 03 364 1173 ​
Hyperbaric Medicine UnitChristchurch Hospital 03 364 0045​
​Immunology DepartmentCanterbury Health Laboratories​03 364 0950
Infectious Diseases 5th Floor Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0951 ​
Intensive Care Unit Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1077 ​
Medical Day Unit Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1180​
Medical Physics & Bioengineering ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0531 ​
​Musculoskeletal MedicineChristchurch Hospital​03 364 0430
Nephrology (Kidney)Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0655 ​
Neurology and NeurophysiologyChristchurch Hospital​03 364 0940
Neurology Outpatients Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0940 ​
Neurosurgery Department Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1217 ​
Nuclear Medicine Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0890​
Nutrition Service Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0630 ​
Occupational Therapy Department Lower Ground Floor Riverside Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0700 ​
Oncology ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0020 ​
Oncology Outpatients ​Ground Floor Parkside West Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0020​
​Oncology RadiationLower Ground Floor Parkside West Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0020​
Ophthalmology Outpatients (Eye Department)​19 St Asaph St, Christchurch03 364 1470 ​
Ophthalmology Surgery Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0975​
​Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryChristchurch Hospital​03 364 1948
Oral Health Service (Dental)Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0250 ​
Orthopaedic Outpatients Department Ground Floor Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0800 ​
Orthopaedic Surgery Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0430 ​
Otolaryngology Surgery Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1060​
Otolaryngology Outpatients Department (ENT)Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0990 ​
Paediatric High Dependency Unit (PHDU)​Ground floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0640​
Paediatric Outpatients Department​Lower ground floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0640​
​Palliative CareChristchurch Hospital​03 364 1473​
Pharmacy Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0840 ​
Physiotherapy Department Fourth floor, Riverside West, Christchurch Hospital03 364 0680 ​
Plastic Surgery DepartmentChristchurch Hospital 03 378 6336 ​
Plastic Surgery Outpatients Department Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0471 ​
Playroom/Play Specialists​Ground Floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0640
Pre Admission Clinic Ground Floor Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1195 ​
Radiology Department 1st Floor Riverside Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0770 ​
​Radiology Department - Canterbury Community RadiologyMerivale​03 378 6975
Respiratory Medicine Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0280 ​
Rheumatology/Immunology Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0850 ​
Sexual Health 33 St Asaph Street​ 03 364 0485​
Sleep Studies Unit Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1089 ​
Social Work Service Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0420 ​
Speech Language Service Lower Ground Floor Riverside Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0710 ​
Urology Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1009 ​
Vascular Endovascular & Transplant Surgery Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0203 ​
Vascular Clinic Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1174​
Van D​er Veer Clinic Level 2, 40 Stewart Street03 378 6058 ​
Ward 21​Ground Floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​​03 364 0640​​
Ward 22​Ground Floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0640​

About Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary, teaching and research hospital in the South Island and provides a full range of emergency, acute, elective and outpatient services. Doctors and specialists from here also travel to major centres in the South Island providing specialist clinics and operations. Telemedicine facilities link the hospital with other sites throughout New Zealand. This means patients don’t always need to leave their hometown to receive treatment.

Christchurch Hospital provides services to over 40,000 inpatients each year. Approximately 80%  of these patients are admitted acutely. A further 23,000 people are day patients. The number of people waiting for surgery has fallen rapidly in recent years due to a significant increase in the number of surgical patients being treated. There are approximately 20,000 theatre visits each year.

Christchurch Hospital operates 500-550 beds. Our busiest time of year is usually winter, and there is an active liaison with the rehabilitation hospitals (Burwood Hospital and The Princess Margaret Hospital) to ensure that patients are appropriately placed for acute and sub-acute care. 

There are over 300,000 outpatient attendances at the hospital, excluding those for radiology and laboratory services. In addition, Christchurch Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Australasia treating more than 83,000 patients a year.

Many of the doctors and specialists working in the hospital are involved in leading international research. Often, they are engaged in joint projects with medical research scientists at the Christchurch School of Medicine, part of the University of Otago. The School is integrated into the hospital campus.

Christchurch Hospital is the major tertiary teaching hospital in the South Island where doctors receive clinical training and it is one of the four main teaching hospitals in New Zealand. The examination pass rates for resident medical staff are high. A range of post-graduate nursing programmes is also offered.

For more information about visiting hospital as either a patient or visitor view our printable PDF hospital map booklet or see our Patients and Visitors section.

For information about Christchurch Women's Hospital services see our Christchurch Women's Hospital page.

Map of Christchurch Hospital

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View a printableChristchurch Hospital Map (600kb, PDF)

 

Page last reviewed: 01 April 2014
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