Hospital procedures are impacted by Covid-19. Find out more here.

Hospital procedures are impacted by Covid-19. Find out more here.

131 Bealey Ave, Christchurch 8013
Reception Phone: 03 968 3100 Fax: 03 968 3101
General Manager: Nicole Forster
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Cath, Jessica, Prue and Stephanie, Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital

Welcome to Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital is the largest hospital within our national network. Owned by Southern Cross since 1979, the centrally situated hospital campus includes one of the biggest and most advanced private surgical hospitals in the South Island.

The Christchurch hospital campus has seen significant upgrades and new facilities in recent years, and typically provides services to around 9,500 patients each year. Facilities include digital operating theatres, systems for robotically-assisted surgery, advanced digital scanning technologies, consulting facilities and a purpose built endoscopy centre.

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital patient facilities


We provide nourishing, quality meals for our patients and can cater for special dietary requirements on request.


Rooms for overnight stay are air conditioned and have an ensuite, television, telephone, and radio.

Our Care

We have a professional nursing team focused on providing a high standard of care and comfort during your stay.


Visiting hours are above, special arrangements outside these hours can be requested. Visitors may be impacted by Covid-19 precautions and we recommend that you review our Covid-19 page in advance of visiting.

Information for our younger patients

Hi! We're Stella and Tai. We've written a storybook, to explain to young patients what's likely to happen if you receive treatment at a Southern Cross hospital. We've also included some fun puzzles!

We encourage parents and carers to stay with their children in hospital. Please contact the hospital regarding availability of space and associated charges should you wish to stay overnight. If you would like to visit the hospital, to familiarise your child with the surroundings prior to admission, please contact the hospital.

Our pre-admission clinic

Our pre-admission service provides education and information to patients and their family/whanau on predicted outcomes of surgery, recovery expectations and encourages participation in care planning. We provide a nurse led preoperative assessment for patients to ensure they receive quality driven care which recognises individual needs, minimises risk of adverse outcomes and provides comprehensive discharge planning.

Our pre-admission clinic is based at 8 Caledonian Centre, St Albans, across the street from Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital.

Our Robotics

The global and local landscape of robotic navigation and assisted surgery has undergone rapid technical evolution. Robotics are tailored to enhance the performance and outcomes for surgeons and patients. We have worked closely in partnership with our credentialled medical practitioners to integrate this cutting-edge technology to ensure we deliver excellent experiences for both our surgeons and patients.

Surgical specialities and credentialled medical practitioners

Click on speciality to view our credentialled medical practitioners.

Endoscopy (Gastroenterology)
General Surgery
Ophthalmology (Eye surgery)
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Paediatric Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Vascular surgery

TBI Health physiotherapy

TBI Health provide physiotherapy services for Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital patients. TBI Health is a joint venture partner with Southern Cross Healthcare.

Our news

Our hospital Kaimahi

Meet Eru, Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital Kaimahi supporting greater health equity.

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Christchurch theatre upgrades improve local patient capacity

The latest Stryker technology has been installed in two operating theatres in Christchurch to improve experience and enable more procedures.

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Our hospitals embrace initiative to give IV bags a new lease of life

After providing lifesaving fluids at our hospitals, Baxter Healthcare IV bags are being recycled into safe playground matting.

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Our patient experience video

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