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.

Please note: All parking around Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women's Hospital will cease from 28 October 2014. Only mobility parking bays will remain on site.

Mobility Parking
There are extra mobility parks in front of the main entrance of the hospital for mobility permit holders or from Tuesday 28 October use the Park and Ride shuttle service, or have a support person drop you off at the hospital main entrance.

See our patients and visitors car parking page for more information, including:
  • how to save on parking costs and charges, and
  • reduced car parking capacity at CHch Hospital.

 Other Car Parking near the Hospital

CCC Metro Sports Facility Car Park (Old Canterbury Brewery Site)
If you think that your visit will be 2 hours or longer you can use the ALL DAY PARKING on St Asaph Street/Antigua Street. 5-10min walk to Hospital.​

Note: A shuttle service from the Old Canterbury Brewery SIte Car Park to Christchurch Hospital will start on Tuesday 28 October 2014.

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.
10-15min 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

Plan your trip
See our patients and visitors car parking page for more information. Please plan extra time in your journey to allow for car parking.

Traffic flows
Traffic flows and parking options are changing (From 1 October) at Christchurch and Christchurch Women's Hospital. See our patients and visitors car parking page for more information.

Pick up and drop off
A general patient and visitor pick up and drop off zone is at the Christchurch Hospital main entrance off Riccarton Avenue.

​​Taxis
Taxis are available outside Christchurch Hospital main entrance off Riccarton Av​enue.

A taxi stand is also located on Oxford Terrace near the Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department.

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​Lower Ground Floor, Parkside East, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0288​
Cardiology DepartmentChristchurch Hospital 03 3641090 ​
Cardiothoracic Surgery Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1360 ​
CardioRespiratory Integrated Specialist Services (CRISS) Floor 5, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0167 ​
​Central Preadmission ClinicGround Floor, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 1195
Children’s Acute Assessment Unit​Ground Floor, Clinical Services, 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 1858 ​
Day of Surgery Admission ​Floor 2, Parkside West, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 4068​
​Day Surgery UnitChristchurch Hospital​03 364 4034
Dental Service (Hospital)2 Riccarton Avenue & Floor 5, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0250​
Dermatology Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0488 ​
Diabetes Centre 550 Hagley Avenue 03 364 0860 ​
​Dialysis - AcuteFloor 3, Parkside West, Christchurch Hospital​​03 364 0423
Dialysis - Home​550 Hagley Avenue ​​03 364 0610
ECG Department ​Main Foyer area, Ground Floor, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0910 ​
Emergency Department ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0270 ​
​Endocrinology ServicesFloor 2, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital ​03 364 0927​
Gastroenterology Department ​Floor 2, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0920 ​
Gastroenterology Investigations Unit ​Floor 2, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1991 ​
General Medicine ​Floor 1, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1020​
General Surgery ​Floor 2, Hagley Outpatients 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 UnitLower Ground  Floor, Parkside West, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0045​
​Immunology DepartmentCanterbury Health Laboratories​03 364 0950
Infectious Diseases Floor 5, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0951 ​
Intensive Care Unit Floor 1, Parkside East, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1077 ​
Interpreter / Translator Service Christchurch Hospital​​03 364 0669
Medical Day Unit Ground Floor, Parkside Wes, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1180​
Medical Physics & Bioengineering ​Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0531 ​
​Musculoskeletal MedicineChristchurch Hospital​03 364 0430
Nephrology (Kidney)Floor 3, Parkside West, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0655 ​
Neurology and NeurophysiologyFloor 3. Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0940
Neurology Outpatients Floor 3, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0940 ​
Neurosurgery Department Floor 3, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1217 ​
Nuclear Medicine Floor 2, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0890​
Nutrition Service Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0630 ​
Occupational Therapy Department Lower Ground Floor, Clinical Services, 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 Street, Christchurch03 364 1470 ​
Ophthalmology Surgery Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0975​
​Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryFloor 4, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 1948
Oral Health Service (Dental)Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0250 ​
Orthopaedic Outpatients Department Ground Floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0800 ​
Orthopaedic Surgery Lower Ground Floor, Parkside West, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0430 ​
Otolaryngology Surgery Floor 5, 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, Clinical Services, Christchurch Hospital​03 364 0640​
​Palliative CareChristchurch Hospital​03 364 1473​
Pharmacy Ground Floor, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0840 ​
Physiotherapy Department Floor 4, Riverside West, Christchurch Hospital03 364 0680 ​
Plastic Surgery DepartmentChristchurch Hospital 03 378 6336 ​
Plastic Surgery Outpatients Department Floor 3, Parkside East, 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 Floor 1, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0770 ​
​Radiology Department - Canterbury Community RadiologyMerivale​03 378 6975
Respiratory Medicine Floor 2, Riverside, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0280 ​
Rheumatology/Immunology Christchurch Hospital 03 364 0850 ​
Sexual Health 33 Asaph Street​, Christchurch 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 Floor 3, Parkside West, Christchurch Hospital 03 364 1009 ​
Vascular Endovascular & Transplant Surgery Floor 2, Parkside East, 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.​​

Prevent infections if you are visiting a patient

  • Please leave infections at home - do not visit if you are feeling unwell. If you have recently had sickness and diarrhoea you must not visit until you have been free from symptoms for at least two days. Cover up any open wounds or cuts.

  • Alert-icon-128px.jpgUse the alcohol hand rub freely available from the hand hygiene stations in the hospital foyers or at the entrances to all wards and clinics

  • Do not sit on the patient’s bed - use the chairs provided

  • Do not touch patient’s wounds, bandages / dressings, or medical equipment

  • Do not clutter – help staff to keep areas clean by only bringing essential items into the hospital and taking things home that are not required

  • Do not use patient toilets on the wards, use the visitor toilets located outside the wards ​


​Patients and Visitors information

​For more information about visiting hospital either as a patient or visitor 
view our printable PDF hospital map booklet or see the following pages:

What to bring to hospital

Arriving at hospital

Your stay in hospital

Outpatient appointments 

Visitors and Family 

Map of Christchurch Hospital

Click on the map below to zoom in

View a printableChristchurch Hospital Map (600kb, PDF)

 

Page last reviewed: 16 October 2014
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