Emergency phone numbers

  • After Hours Care at 24 Hours Surgery 033657777
  • Ambulance / Fire / Police URGENT 111
  • After Hours Dentist 3638828 0508 DENTIST (0508 9113368)
  • Health line if you are not sure if you need medical help 0800611116(24 hours)
  • Lifeline 0800543345  
  • National Poison Centre 034747000 (24 hours)
  • Psych Emergency Service 3640482 (24 hours) for after hours psych assistance
  • Urgent Pharmacy 3664439
  • Youth Line 0800376633  

Hospital phone numbers

  • Burwood Hospital enquires 3836836
  • Christchurch Public Hospital enquires 3640640
  • Christchurch Women's Hospital enquires 3644699
  • Hillmorton Hospital 3377969
  • Princess Margaret Hospital 3377899

In case of Emergency

Following tragic events in London recently, East Anglican Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign. The idea is that you store the word "ICE" in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency". In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them.