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Partnership for Health

Sunday, 22 March 2020 / Published in News

Anyone who has fever or chills and respiratory symptoms such as sore throat, cough and shortness of breath, please ring us first before you come in.

Anyone who has travelled from overseas within the last 14 days, please ring us. Do not come in before you complete 14 day self-isolation.

From Monday 23 March 2020, in order to minimise risk of transmission of COVID-19 in our waiting room, doctors will try to reduce the number of face-to-face consultations. Please do not come in without ringing us first.

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we have to cease to provide elective procedures and medical services until further notice.

We are experiencing a higher number of calls due to current pandemic, we appreciate your patience.

Sunday, 22 March 2020 / Published in News

Influenza vaccine are given first to the following groups of people:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People under 65 years with any of the eligible medical conditions
  • Pregnancy women
  • Children aged 4 years and under who have been hospitalized for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness

Please note: privately funded vaccination will start on 13th of April and the cost is $32.

Please update your personal contact information as soon as possible, otherwise you may miss important messages and phone calls from us. This is particularly important during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Services


  • General Medical consult
  • Accident and emergency consult
  • Childhood immunisation and unscheduled immunisation on demand
  • National screening programmes
  • Health promotions
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Minor surgeries (removal of skin cancers and cysts etc)
  • Cryotherapy (for warts and skin tags etc)
  • Wound management

Our Team

We are a small and friendly surgery, we provide high quality of health care tailored to clients’ needs.

Dr. Catherine Xu

General Practitioner

Dr Catherine Xu graduated from Otago University in 2004. After graduation, Catherine worked as a house surgeon in Christchurch Hospital and Whangarei Hospital, and as a locum GP in several surgeries in Christchurch. Catherine took over Burnside Medical in 2013. As always, Catherine enjoys and thrives on the rich variety of clinical experiences in the surgery.

Michelle Fallon

Practice nurse (part-time)

Michelle completed her training as a Registered Nurse in Christchurch 1986, then afterwards trained in Scotland as a Midwife in 1990. She was worked in a wide variety of nursing and midwifery specialities including acute nursing, midwifery and management, before joining the Burnside Medical Practice in May 2020



Sue joined Burnside MC in August 2017, after returning back to her home town. Sue is an experienced receptionist having worked many years in Auckland. In her spare time Sue likes movies, dining out and re-kindling with recreational cycling.

Dr Liz Adkin

General Practitioner

Dr Liz Adkin trained at Otago University and gained 20 years of general practice experience in Christchurch and Waterford in Ireland. Liz welcomes the role of a locum for Dr Xu on Mondays. She enjoys a holistic approach to medicine and balances it with her interests of painting, walking and family time.



  • All charges are subject to change at the doctor’s discretion.
  • These are our usual fees. Payments maybe different if you need more than 15 minutes of the consultation.
  • Payments are expected at the time of consultation. Accounts that remain unpaid for 30 days incur additional administrative fees. They may also be lodged with our debt collection agency, and you will be liable to pay the costs associated with debt recovery.
  • Overseas visitor (non-eligible for NZ subsidised healthcare ) $120


This practice is enrolling new patients

To enrol with Burnside Medical, please complete the enrolment application below and submit as indicated. Please note that by enrolling you are asking Burnside Medical to be your normal healthcare provider. We will process your application as soon as possible. Only complete this form if you are eligible to enrol. By enrolling with us you have subsidised consultation with us, an enrolled patient has priority to be seen when we are busy

Repeat prescription

We are happy to provide repeat prescriptions to enrolled patients for certain stable conditions. You will have to see your GP for regular reviews and monitoring of your progress to help you improve your health. It is at the discretion of the doctor whether a patient can have repeat prescriptions without a face to face consultation

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368 Wairakei Road

Burnside, Christchurch

Telephone: 03 3599974
Facsmile: 03 3599574

Postal address: PO Box 34024, Riccarton 8440, Christchurch


Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 08:30am -5pm
Afterhours service is provided by 24 Hours Surgery, phone number : 03-3657777

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