Hospitals & Services
Rural Health Services provides a range of health services available to the wider Canterbury region. The eight hospitals from which the services are based are located across Canterbury, with
Ashburton Hospital being the largest and central point for the other smaller hospitals.
Akaroa Hospital is closed due to earthquake damage, all hospital buildings have been demolished and are no longer in use. Akaroa Health Centre operates from a temporary building at 110 Rue Jolie.
They are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday for routine Clinic appointments.
At the present time, pending new developments, Canterbury DHB leases some beds at Pompallier House Rest Home on Rue Viard, in Akaroa.
Akaroa is on Banks Peninsula, 1.5 hours' travel time from Christchurch.
Nurse Manager: Alison GallagherPhone: (03) 304 7396Fax: (03) 304 7396 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashburton Hospital page
Emergency Phone: (03) 305 0035A nurse is on-call 24/7.
Phone: (03) 305 0035Fax: (03) 305 0120 Nurse Manager: Sally LanauzeAddress: 6 Hospital Road, Chatham Island 8013Health Centre hours: 8:00am-4.30pm.General Practice hours: 9:00am-12.00 noon.Email: email@example.com
Nurse Manager: Leanne Davie Mathias StreetDarfieldPhone: 03 318 8503 Fax: 03 318 8554Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only 35 minutes drive from Christchurch on highway to the West Coast via Arthurs Pass.
With two local general practitioners in Darfield, medical services are readily available and the midwives support the maternity service.
Medical, surgical rehabilitation, carer support, continuing care of the elderly – 8 beds. Maternity - 2 beds.
Pregnancy and parenting classes
Day patient facilities and day care
Meals on Wheels
Medical, surgical rehabilitation, carer support, continuing care of the elderly
Library service facilitated by the Friends of Ashburton Hospital
Shopping and outings can be arranged
Laundry and dry cleaning
Occupational therapy activities
Medical, podiatry and speech language therapy services
Nurse Manager: Linda Lentjes
Ellesmere Hospital Cunningham StreetLeestonPhone/Fax 03 324 3415Email: email@example.com
Kaikoura Hospital page
35 James St, Lincoln 7608Phone 03 325 2802
Lincoln Maternity offers the best of both worlds - a peaceful rural setting, yet only minutes from Christchurch. Situated on the city side of Lincoln township, the hospital is especially convenient for families from all southern suburbs and from throughout the Selwyn District. Lincoln Maternity hospital is certified to top healthcare standards, providing you with the assurance of quality service and care. Following a vaginal birth, transfer is within 12 hours, caesarean sections transfer within 24 hours.
Lincoln midwives offer skilled support to new mothers / families in those very early learning days. They will assist and support you while you become confident with feeding and caring of your baby.
Lincoln Hospital is an accredited Baby Friendly hospital.
More information about Lincoln Birthing Unit
Nurse Manager: Sarah Harvey
39 Park AvenueOxfordTelephone (03) 312 1100Fax: 03 312 1101
The Oxford Hospital was built in 1920 as a maternity and general hospital. Today the hospital has 15 beds, providing a variety of health services for the Oxford community and surrounding districts including general medical with four beds for convalescing post surgery, acute admissions and palliative care; longstay care with eight beds for people who require permanent hospital level care and three beds for short term hospital level relief care for people whose family or care givers need a break.
Other services: Meals on Wheels, day care, equipment hire, needs assessment and service co-ordination, assessment and treatment of outpatients.
See the Rangiora Health Hub page
More information about Rangiora Birthing Unit
Cnr Williams and Cameron Street,
Nurse Manager: Margaret SutherlandPhone: (03) 307 8467Email:
Tuarangi Home is a dedicated specialised home providing continuing care, including rest home and long stay dementia care for the elderly who require nursing care. This 37 bed home is centrally situated in Cameron Street, Ashburton.
Other services which patients at
Ashburton Hospital may access are available for Tuarangi Home residents.
Nurse Manager: Helen West
16 Littles DriveWaikariNorth CanterburyPhone: 03 314 4005Fax: 03 314 4965Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waikari Hospital is located in Waikari village, one hour's drive north of Christchurch on State Highway 1 and inland from Waipara.
The hospital is set in beautiful grounds overlooking the alps. Waikari Hospital meets the needs of the local community as well as covering a large rural district including continuing care of the elderly, general medical, surgical rehabilitation, carer support, respite care. Maternity services are not available at Waikari Hospital.
Other services: Meals on Wheels, day care, equipment hire.