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New Zealand Maternal Fetal Medicine Network (NZMFMN) - Christchurch

Public Service

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) is an Obstetric subspecialty and our service provides maternity care for women with complex medical conditions, either due to a maternal condition or a fetal abnormality. Our Women’s Outpatients department provides information, assessment, diagnosis and pregnancy management which includes fetal procedures and or therapies when indicated.

We accept referrals from LMC’s, GP’s and or consultants within the Canterbury and West Coast DHB catchment area. All other South Island referrals must come via a Consultant Obstetrician to activate the referring DHB process and enable ongoing appropriate care.

 

Click on the following link to view the New Zealand Maternal Fetal Medicine Network (NZMFMN) homepage.

 

Common Questions about NZMFMN:

 

NZMFMN Christchurch

The Fetal Medicine Unit (part of the NZMFMN) for the South Island is based at Christchurch Women's Hospital.

 

Midwives

Nic Harrison; Jeannie Matthews; Michele Kane and Karen Gray.  Phone 364 4557 or contact us at

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Referral Expectations

Referrals to Fetal Medicine need to be made by your midwife (LMC), doctor (GP) or Consultant.

Each referral is dealt with on an individual basis and an appointment is made with consideration of the patient's needs. 

You will be advised of the appointment either by phone, text or mail. We are always happy to discuss appointments and will try to fit in with you.

We accept referrals from LMC’s, GP’s and or consultants within the Canterbury and West Coast DHB catchment area. All other South Island referrals must come via a Consultant Obstetrician to activate the referring DHB process and enable ongoing appropriate care.

Information

  • Welcome to the New Zealand Maternal Fetal Medicine Network (NZMFMN)

    This Network was established in 2009 with support from the Ministry of Health to promote excellent MFM services around New Zealand and support maternity healthcare providers in District Health Boards.… More

  • Catchment area for NZMFMN - Christchurch

    Map of the NZMFMN Christchurch catchment area.
    DHBs in the NZMFMN Christchurch catchment area include: West Coast, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago and Southland.… More PDF

  • Guidelines

    Please click on the following link to view Guidelines on the NZMFMN homepage More

  • Patient Information Leaflets

    Please click on the following link to view patient information leaflets on the NZMFMN homepage. More

  • What Teaching Opportunities Are Coming up at NZMFMN

    Please click on the following link to view what teaching opportunities are coming up at NZMFMN, on the NZMFMN homepage. More

  • Waiting Times

    Referrals to Fetal Medicine are triaged each day and we endeavour to provide appointments or contact the woman or referrer to discuss the case.… More

Charges

Maternity care is free for New Zealand citizens and residents. Click on the following link for More information on the cost of Maternity care in New Zealand

Document Downloads

Refreshments

There are cafes on the Christchurch Hospital campus.

Travel Directions

Christchurch Women's Hospital is based alongside the central Christchurch Hospital site on Riccarton Ave.

The Fetal Medicine Unit along with Radiology is located opposite the cafe on the Ground floor of Christchurch Women's Hospital.

Public Transport

See www.metroinfo.co.nz for buses that stop at Christchurch Hospital.

Parking

Parking around Christchurch Hospital is metered and limited to 2 hours.

The hospital public parking area is on the corner of Antigua St and Tuam St, close to the hospital, for unlimited parking time.  There is a charge. There is a minivan shuttle from the carpark to the hospital. Please check about the parking area as this can change with the new building development in Christchurch.

Accommodation

Please contact Fetal Medicine (03) 364 4557 to discuss accommodation if you are from out of town.

There are several options close by including Motels, YMCA, Ronald McDonald House and Ranui House.

Pharmacy

Parkside Pharmacy (retail) is sited within the entrance to Christchurch Hospital.

Contact Details

Emergency Phone (03) 364 4699

Postal Address

Fetal Medicine Unit
Ground Floor
Christchurch Women's Hospital
2 Riccarton Ave
Private Bag 4711
Christchurch

This page was last updated at 12:47PM on December 16, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by New Zealand Maternal Fetal Medicine Network (NZMFMN) - Christchurch.