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Monday, 19 February 2024 / Published in Uncategorized

“Please note that this practice is contributing to, and accessing healthcare information from HealthOne –  

What is HealthOne?

HealthOne is a South Island based secure electronic record that allows registered healthcare providers directly involved in your healthcare, to quickly access information such as your test results, allergies, medications, GP summaries and hospital information. HealthOne adheres to the principles of the Privacy Act 2020 as well as the Rules set out in the Health Information Privacy Code 2020.  Access is only possible via an approved highly secure healthcare information network which is regularly audited and tested.  Privacy auditing is used to check that only those directly involved in your care are accessing your information.  To find out more about HealthOne please visit  Please note that you are entitled to restrict the sharing of your healthcare records by contacting 0508 837 872 or emailing”  

Monday, 29 January 2024 / Published in Uncategorized

Tēnā koe,

We are pleased to announce that 24 Hour Surgery is returning to 24 hour opening hours, 7 days a week from Sunday 28 January 2024. 

The reduction in hours was always a temporary solution to staff shortages. We have been successful in recruiting 14 FTE of nursing staff and are now able to have a full complement of staff round the clock. 

As always, patient safety is core to all of our operations. From time to time, we may need to temporarily redirect some non-urgent patients if presentation numbers are very high. Please encourage your patients to visit the 24 Hour Surgery Facebook for the most up-to-date information before they attend. 

If you have shared 24 Hour Surgery reduced hours on your Facebook, website, phone answering system or on posters around your practice, please update these as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience over the past few months. 

Ngā mihi, 

24 Hour Surgery Senior Management Team 

Wednesday, 13 December 2023 / Published in Uncategorized

If you are needing medical care over the Christmas/New Year Holiday period (Saturday 23rd December – Tuesday 2nd January)

Please use Practice Plus

0800 7722 7587

Practice Plus has been developed between Tū Ora, Pinnacle, THINK Hauora, Pegasus Health and Te Awakairangi Primary Health Organisations to increase access options for primary care. We’ve developed a same day service in partnership with our Clinician network to secure a continuity of care between a virtual Clinician service and a patient’s regular Clinician team.

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 / Published in Uncategorized

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 as small and friendly surgery , and provide high quality health care tailored to our client’s 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 Falloon

Full Time Nurse

Michelle completed her training as a Registered Nurse in Christchurch 1986, then afterwards trained in Scotland as a Midwife in 1990. She has 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.



  • 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


At present we are not taking on any NEW Enrolments

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 prescription for our 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. All repeat prescriptions require 48hrs notice (this is working days). The cost is $26. Urgent same day prescriptions are $36.

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368 Wairakei Road

Burnside, Christchurch

Telephone: 03 3599974

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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