- About Te Aka Whai Ora
- About Te Whatu Ora
The Canterbury region is a great place to live and work due to its natural beauty, vibrant economy, cultural diversity, strong community, and high quality of life.
Te Whatu Ora | Waitaha Canterbury
Te Whatu Ora Waitaha (Canterbury) is the largest employer in Te Waipounamu (South Island). We deliver healthcare services to over 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region, covering an area of the East Coast of the South Island from Kaikōura in the North, to Ashburton in the South, as well as the Rēkohu (Chatham Islands).
The Canterbury Region
Canterbury is the home of the spectacular Southern Alps mountain range, is well-known for its outdoor adventure activities on offer, and scenic filming locations for the Lord of the Rings movies.
The Canterbury region is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. Ōtautahi Christchurch, is the second largest city in Aotearoa New Zealand and the largest city in Te Waipounamu, the South Island.
The Christchurch Campus
Situated on the Christchurch Campus is Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Waipapa (a purpose-built ‘state of the art facility’ for acute services which opened in 2020) and Christchurch Outpatients.
Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary, teaching and research hospital in Te Waipounamu with 836 beds, delivering a full range of emergency, acute, elective and outpatient services, and has the busiest emergency department in Australasia.
Christchurch Women’s Hospital delivers a full range of tertiary and secondary maternity services.
Burwood Hospital is one of Aotearoa’s centres of excellence for rehabilitation and elective orthopaedic surgery and houses our Older Persons Health services. It is also one of only two leading providers of specialist Spinal Rehabilitation Care in Aotearoa.
Our Specialist Mental Health Services deliver inpatient, outpatient, community based and mobile services to both adults and children.
Ashburton and Rural Health Services covers specialist medicine and community services with several smaller rural hospitals that work closely with local primary care.
Te Whatu Ora Waitaha also provides services to Te Tai o Poutini (West Coast) as part of a unique transalpine relationship.
Here's a list of medical services offered in the region
Christchurch Campus Services
|Acute Medical Assessment|
|Canterbury Health Laboratories|
|Coronary Care Unit|
|Gastroenterology and Endoscopy|
|Infection Prevention and Control Service|
|Intensive Care Unit|
|Medical Physics & Bioengineering|
|Medical Progressive Care|
|National Bowel Screening|
|Neurology and Neurosurgery|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Quality and Patient Safety|
|Rheumatology and Immunology|
|Sexual Health Service|
|Speech Language Therapy|
|Surgical Progressive Care|
|Vascular, Endovascular and Transplant|
|Child and Family Safety Service|
|Children's Emergency Care|
|Children's Oncology and Haematology|
|Neonatal Intensive Care Unit|
|Paediatric Medical Ward|
|Paediatric High Care|
|Paediatric Outpatient Department|
|Paediatric Surgical Ward|
Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology
|Bone Marrow Transplant Unit|
|Haematology Day Unit|
Christchurch Women's Hospital
|Birthing Suite - Tertiary and secondary level care|
|Maternity Ward and Maternity Assessment|
|Community Maternity Units: Ashburton, Rolleston, Rangiora|
|Brain Injury Unit|
|Community Dental Service|
|Older Persons Health|
|Older Persons Mental Health|
|Public Health Nursing Team|
Specialist Mental Health Services
|Adult Acute Inpatient Services|
|Adult Community Mental Health Services|
|Adult Emergency Mental Health Services|
|Child, Adolescent and Family Emergency Services|
|Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services|
|Child, Adolescent and Family Community and Outreach Services|
|Christchurch Opioid Recovery Service|
|Community Alcohol and Drug Service|
|Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (Totara House)|
|Forensic Mental Health Services|
|Intellectual Disability Service|
|Kennedy Detox Unit|
|Mothers and Babies Service|
|Psychiatric Service for Adults with an Intellectual Disability (PSAID)|
Ashburton and Rural Health Facilities
|Day patient facilities|
|Outpatient and community services|
|Rural Hospitals in Kaikoura:|
For short-term stays
- Metro buses operate 7 days a week from the city centre to outer suburbs.
- Taxis and rideshare services Zoomy, Ola and Uber are also available in Christchurch as well as a variety of rental vehicle providers.
- For the keen cyclists there are now more than 60km of cycle ways around Christchurch and the central city, which make getting around much safer and easier for everyone.
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