Rheumatology is the diagnosis (detection) and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases, such as Arthritis, can affect the joints, muscles and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity.

South Canterbury DHB provides a comprehensive Rheumatology service including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment.
  • Twice weekly Rheumatology clinics at Timaru Hospital.
  • Education classes for newly diagnosed rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis patients.

Timaru Hospital
Queen Street
Timaru, 7910

Contact Information

Timaru Hospital
Phone: 03 687 2100

Referral Information

You can access our services by requesting a referral from your Doctor or Practice Nurse.

Lead Clinicians

Dr. Daniel Ching