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Tuesday, 26 March 2024 / Published in Uncategorized

My name is Kim and I am the new receptionist at Burnside Medical Centre. For the past thirteen years I have worked in the Veterinary industry as both a vet nurse and more recently as a receptionist. A few months ago, I decided I needed a change so I applied for the reception job at Burnside. It has been quite a steep learning curve for me but I am slowly getting my head around it all and I enjoy a challenge.

I have lived in Christchurch for thirty years now but was born and raised in Northland before that. I am married and have three adult children as well as two retired greyhounds.

In my spare time I like to go for walks, especially around the port hills and in the forest. As well as reading and watching movies and cooking.

I look forward to meeting you all.

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, 06 April 2022 / Published in Uncategorized

Please ensure you wear a surgical facemask whilst you are in our building as per recommendations 21/09/2021

We are NO LONGER doing the Covid Booster Vaccinations if you are needing this service  (check this website)

Please use our facemasks and sanitiser. Social distancing is expected in our waiting room.

The waiting room is running a limited capacity to keep everyone safe – you may be asked to wait in your vehicle and will be invited into the building when the doctor is ready to see you.

This practice respects that some people are not able to routinely wear a mask and they have an exemption for this.  However, both our practice staff and other patients are in a particularly vulnerable situation with unmasked patients entering the building.

For those who have an exemption, it would be appreciated if you would consider wearing a mask for the short duration that you are here.

Flu Vaccinations NOW AVAILABLE (from the age of 6 months)  Please phone for an appointment.

COVID 19 – BOOSTER and JUNIOR VACCINATIONS UNAVAILABLE UNTIL the 1st August – due to staff shortage, we apologise for any inconvenience.

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

Kim Tozer


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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