Burwood Hospital

Burwood Hospital

Contact & Location


Burwood Hospital

300 Burwood Road


Postal Address:

Burwood Hospital

Private Bag 4708

Christchurch 8140


03 383 6836
The nearest Emergency Department is at Christchurch Hospital. When there is a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for "ambulance" .

Visiting Hours

Ward CG (Brain Injury)

4.00pm - 8.00pm (weekdays)

11.00am - 8.00pm (weekends)

​Ward D1 (Orthopaedic Rehabilitation)

2.00pm - 8.00pm (Monday-Saturday)

10.00am - 8.00pm (Sunday)

Progressive Care Unit

At discretion of Unit

Ward HG​ (Spinal)

1.00pm - 8.30pm (Monday to Friday)

11.30am - 8.30pm

Ward GG (Surgical Orthopaedic)

3.00pm - 8.00pm

Wards B1, B2, C1, C2 and DG (Older Persons Inpatient Health Services)

10.00am - 12noon (every day)

2.00pm - 8.00pm (every day)

Wards AG & BG (Older Persons Mental Health Services)

10.00am - 12noon (every day)

2.00pm - 8.00pm (every day)

Parking & Public Transport

Car Parking

​​​​​​​​Parking is available on site and also on Mairehau Road. Car parking areas for visitors can be reached via the new Entry 1 on Burwood Road.

The best entry and parking to use for patients having day surgery is Entry 5 on Mairehau Road.

Transport Options

A taxi service is available on request.​

​See bus route links for more information about bus services to Burwood Hospital.

Burwood Hospital Services & Departments

 A directory of Burwood Hospital departments, services and medical facilities, is listed alphabetically below.







Academy for Independent Living (Burwood)​-​-03 383 6871​
​Administration / NursingLevel 2​1​-
​Admitting Unit -5​-
ABC Library   -1   03 383 9484
Beacon House Children's Hospital (now located at 440 Montreal St)   NANA   03 383 6820
Birthing Unit (Burwood)​ ​​Please note that the Burwood Birthing Unit is now closed (30 June 2016)    NANA   -
​B4 School Checks - 1 ​-
​BCG Clinic -     1 ​-
​Blood Test Centre ​Level 1 1 ​-
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service   Ward CG Ground Floor 1   03 383 6828
Burwood Spinal Unit   Ward HG Ground Floor​1   03 383 6850
Cafe: Travis Courtyard Cafe​  ​Ground Floor1​​-
Champion Centre   -1   03 383 6867
Child Development and Therapy Centre   - -​   03 383 6820
Dietitians   - -​   03 383 7533
Interpreter / Translator Service​--​​03 364 0669
Low Vision Clinic   - -​   03 383 6820
Māori Health Service Ground Floor -​ ​03 383 6873 &
03 383 7552
​Minor Surgery - formerly Outpatient Procedure Unit​Ground Floor​1​-
​Milner Units---​
Nursing Department Level 2 ​1 03 383 6815
Occupational Therapy - - 03 383 6845
Orthopaedic Outpatients   Level 11 03 383 6840
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit Ward D1            
Level 1
1 03 337 7459
Pain Management Centre Level 11   03 383 6831
​PharmacyGround Floor​1​-
Physiotherapy - - 03 383 6833
Public Health Nursing Service - -​ 03 383 6877
Radiology Ground Floor 1 03 383 6855
​ReceptionMain Entrance1-​
​ShopGround Floor​1​-
Social Work - - 03 383 6882
Speech Language Therapy - - 03 383 6810
Spinal Unit (Burwood)Ward FG
Ground Floor
103 383 6850​​
​Spinal Transition UnitGround Floor1-​
Vision Hearing Testing Service - - 03 383 9498
Volunteer Service Ground Floor 1 03 383 9499 ext 99499
Ward AG (Older Person's Mental Health) - ​formerly Ward K2 Ground Floor1​-
Ward BG (Older Person's Mental Health) - formerly ​Ward K1 Ground Floor1-​
Ward B1 - formerly ​Ward 1A ​Level 11​-
Ward B2 - formerly ​Ward 1B ​Level 21​-
Ward CG (Brain Injury) - formerly Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (BIRS)Ground Floor​1​-
​Ward C1 - formerly Ward 3A ​Level 1​1​-
​Ward C2 - formerly Ward 2B ​Level 2​1​-
​Ward DG (Stroke) - formerly the Stroke Ward Ground Floor​1​-
​Ward D1 (Orthopaedic Rehabilitation) - formerly Orthopaedic Rehab Unit (ORU)Level 1-​1​-
Ward D2 -​--​
​Ward FG--​-
​Ward GG (Surgical Orthopaedic) - formerly Surgical Orthopaedic Unit (SOU)Ground Floor​1​-
​Ward HG​ (Spinal) - formerly Burwood Spinal UnitGround Floor​1​-

About Burwood Hospital

Burwood Hospital has long been recognised as one of New Zealand's centres of excellence for rehabilitation and elective orthopaedic surgery. As of June 2016, it became much more.

In 2013, as a significant part of a $1 billion spend agreed by the Ministry of Health and Canterbury DHB, site clearance began for the creation of state-of-the-art facilities linked to the 'old' Burwood Hospital.

Our changing lifestyles, people living longer and a growing population have prompted us to look again at the way we deliver health services. Innovative thinking and design has shaped these new facilities to deliver better, more efficient healthcare now and in years to come.

The new buildings house an impressive 32,500m2 of purpose-built facilities on three floors and provide a total of 230 new inpatient beds.

Included are new ward blocks for medical, rehabilitation and mental health services for older people. There are also new outpatient areas, including radiology and pharmacy areas.

Each 24 bed ward has three communal patient lounge areas plus a whanau room where patients can spend time with family members.

The entire new build has beautifully landscaped courtyards throughout, designed to let in as much natural light as possible and help keep people connected to the outdoors.

In Older Persons Mental Health wards there is a large communal lounge, as well as quiet lounges and dining spaces. The Adult Rehabilitation ward has a small computer and library room, and there is a Reflection Room to complement the current Chapel.

These areas can be freely used by patients and family members.

From early June, Older Person's Health Services were transferred in stages from The Princess Margaret Hospital. That transfer was completed by the end of June 2016.​​

Amenities at Burwood Hospital

Volunteer Shop

Our Volunteer shop offers a wide range of gifts, fresh flowers, magazines, The Press newspaper, toiletries, Dry Cleaning Services, and a small range of New Zealand Post Services. Shop Hours are 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday.

Cafe: Travis Courtyard Cafe

A cafe serving takeaway refreshment and beverages is located on the Ground floor which caters for patients, visitors and staff. 


​​Ground Floor- inside main entrance.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri (7.00am-6.30pm)

Weekends and Public Holidays (9.30am-3.30pm​)

​Beverage bays

There are beverage bays located within the wards. These bays have tea and coffee making facilities for visitors, staff and patients. There is also a filtered water tap at the cafe bench.


Unichem pharmacy is now open and is located in the main reception area.

General information for patients and families

For more patient information about What to bring to hospitalArriving at hospitalYour stay in hospitalOutpatient appointments and Visitors and Family please see the appropriate page in the Patients & Visitors section.​

In an emergency...

Please note; Burwood Hospital does not have an Emergency Department.

When there is a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for "ambulance" ​.

For other medical care, call your usual general practice team, day or night.

More information about After Hours Medical Care and Emergencies

Map of Burwood Hospital

Click on the map below to zoom in

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​For more information about visiting Burwood Hospital you can view our printableBurwood Hospital map (PDF) which lists services in the new hospital building.

A new Burwood Hospital map featuring all services on Burwood Hospital Campus will be available soon.

Page last reviewed: 13 July 2018