Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary, teaching and research hospital in the South Island and provides a full range of emergency, acute, elective and outpatient services. Doctors and specialists from here also travel to major centres in the South Island providing specialist clinics and operations.
Christchurch Hospital provides services to over 40,000 inpatients each year. Approximately 80% of these patients are admitted acutely. A further 23,000 people are day patients.
There are over 300,000 outpatient attendances at the hospital, excluding those for radiology and laboratory services. In addition, Christchurch Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Australasia treating more than 83,000 patients a year.