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Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Information about psychologists employed by Canterbury DHB

Response to official information request

  1. For every psychologist employed under the APEX Psychologists’ MECA since 1 June 2016, how much of the CPD allowance as per clause 14 of the MECA was spent (both in dollar value and percentage terms) in each year of their employment?
  2. How many currently employed psychologists receive external supervision through an inter-DHB pooling arrangement, and how many receive external supervision funded by the DHB
  3. How many psychologists are employed on each step of the salary scale
  4. How many psychologists were eligible to apply for merit progression in the last twelve months (i.e. employed on steps 9 to 17)?
  5. How many psychologists applied for merit progression in the last twelve months?
  6. How many psychologists had their merit progression applications approved in the last twelve months?
  7. The headcount of psychologists employed by the DHB?
  8. The total FTE of psychologists employed by the DHB?
  9. How the total FTE of psychologists employed by the DHB is distributed and the location where the FTE is based (e.g. five FTE in adult community mental health in Tauranga, one FTE in inpatient mental health in Whangarei, two FTE in child and adolescent mental health in Orewa).


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