RED

Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

We are at RED according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information:

Child Health Advisory Council

The Child Health Advisory Council (CHAC) was formed in July 2010 to provide an organised way for parents and guardians to offer input on issues that impact the care of children.

The council also provides a family perspective for the Canterbury DHB Child Health Service on decisions that need to be made or changes that are being developed. The council comprises 8 parents, 1 representative from Māori and 1 from Pacific communities, 3 hospital staff representatives and a space is held open for a representative from the West Coast.

We work with hospital leadership and staff to:

  • Promote and improve family-centred care, in which the voices of parents and, when appropriate, children are involved in decision-making related to care
  • Review written educational material to be shared with families
  • Focus on improved quality in health care, patient satisfaction, and maintaining an attractive environment
  • Serve in an advisory role to help hospital leadership plan programmes and services valued by patients and families.
  • Update adolescent rooms in Ward 21 with financial support from Riccarton Rotary Club
  • Update the Canterbury DHB Children's Health website

Current Members

  • Jacqui White (Chair)
  • Tracy Jackson, Nursing Director, Women's and Children's Health
  • Graeme Webb, Quality Coordinator, Child and Youth Health
  • Helen Thorne (Staff Representative)
  • Linda Hogg (Staff Representative)
  • Bronwen Meredith
  • Megan Bryant
  • Toriana Hunt
  • Shannon Williams
  • Natalie Lamborn
  • Jenny Mosley
  • Cindy Crampton-Cairns

View a printable copy with photographs of the current membership of the Child Health Advisory Council (PDF, 400KB)

Goals and Expectations

This document outlines the purpose of CHAC members being involved as whanau consumer representatives on various health groups. Child Health Advisory Council – Goals and Expectations

Feel free to contact us

For more information about the Child Health Advisory Council, how you can incorporate family input into your project, or if you have a suggestion for the Child Health Advisory Council, just send an email to CHAC@cdhb.health.nz

Page last updated: 28 May 2021

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