Hospitals & Services
Thursday 30 June 2016: The Burwood Birthing Unit is now permanently closed and will be demolished at a later date, soon to be confirmed.
A poroporoaki (Maori farewell ceremony) was held on 30th June 2016 to acknowledge the closure of the Birthing Unit and provide an opportunity for people to come together and reflect on their own experiences from 70 years of service to the Canterbury community.
Canterbury DHB is committed to providing the right primary maternity services for Canterbury people and will continue to work closely with service providers, staff and the community in planning future maternity services for Christchurch.
Please talk to your Lead Maternity Carer about your birthing options, or see our Maternity Facilities and Birthing Locations pages for more information.