VISITING HOSPITAL

Hospital visitors must wear a medical paper face mask. Fabric face coverings are not acceptable. Expand this message for more detailed information about hospital visiting guidelines.

Last updated:
16 September 2022

 

Mask exemptions accepted for people seeking treatment
Any member of the public with a mask exemption is welcome in all our facilities when attending to receive health care and *treatment. Please show your mask exemption card and appointment letter to staff at the entrance.

*Treatment includes: coming into the Emergency Department, outpatient appointments,  surgery or a procedure.

For visitors to all facilities effective from Friday 16 September 2022

Some visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury hospitals and health facilities remain in place, but we have relaxed others.

There is still a heightened risk to vulnerable people in hospital and so people must continue to wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and  visitors safe.

Kia whakahaumaru te whānau, me ngā iwi katoa – this is to keep everybody safe:

  • Visitors or support people must not visit our facilities if they are unwell. Do not visit if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and haven’t completed your isolation period.
  • Patients may have more than one visitor, except in some situations such as multi-bed rooms where it can cause overcrowding.
  • Surgical/medical masks must be worn at all sites. Masks will be provided if you don’t have one.
  • For Specialist Mental Health Services everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a surgical mask in all inpatient areas and areas where consumers are receiving care (i.e. community appointments, home-visits, transporting people). Discretion may be applied in cases where masks impair your ability to communicate effectively.
  • Visitors must not eat or drink in multibed rooms because of the increased risk when multiple people remove their mask in the same space.
  • Hand sanitiser is available and must be used.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our staff work hard to protect and care for some of the most vulnerable in our community.

Visiting patients with COVID-19

  • People can visit patients who have COVID-19 but they must wear an N95 mask – this will be provided if you don’t have one.
  • Other methods of communication will be facilitated e.g. phone, Facetime, Zoom, WhatsApp etc where visits aren’t possible.

All of our Hospitals

Visiting hours for our hospitals have returned to pre COVID-19 hours with the exception of Christchurch Women’s Hospital.

All visitors must wear a medical mask.

Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital and visitors are now allowed, except for the Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day stay where just one parent/caregiver is able to attend their appointment with their child. Exceptions by special arrangement only.

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

More COVID-19 information

Document Library

Our latest key plans and reports are listed at the top of the document library homepage, other recent documents are listed by date under these documents. 

Use the Search menu (left) to apply a filter and list documents. Each document has a document type, a summary, and topics and tags associated with it. 

918 documents for "Official Information Act Response".

Funding for catering services vs youth sexual health services

Annual spend on lunches provided for multi disciplinary team lunchtime meetings for medical and other staff. How much DHB spends over whole organisation? Was cutting that budget considered before cutting the funding for youth sexual health consultations in primary care, in order to cut costs at the DHB?

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Ophthalmology Services

Ophthalmology wait list, breakdown of how long these patients have been waiting. 

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Sexual harassment complaints

Information regarding sexual harassment complaints, internal and external investigations.

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Capital expenditure 2009 – 2019

List and details of capital expenditure for the last ten years.

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Christchurch Girls High leavers dinner, December 2019

The number of attendees who reported symptoms following the 3 December 2019 Christchurch Girls High leavers dinner, the range and numbers of symptoms reporter. And confirmed and suspected cases of Clostridium Perfringens.

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Gender reassignment hormone therapy

Gender reassignment hormone therapy - number referred, treated, ages, transitioning from male to female, female to male?

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Cost of outsourced surgery June 2018 – January 2020

Cost of outsourcing surgery to private theatres from June 2018 to January 2020.

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Number of orderlies, ethnicity, salaries, languages spoken.

Number of orderlies, ethnicity, salaries, languages spoken.

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Asbestos Management Plans

All Asbestos Management Plans prepared under Regulation 13(2) of the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

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Population nutrition promotion budget

An estimate of your DHB budget for population nutrition promotion over last three years.

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Future plans for former Christchurch Women’s Hospital site on Colombo Street, Christchurch

Future plans for vacant land i.e. old Womens Hospital Colombo street. Is this land to be sold, when? If not sold what are the plans?

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Grommets, Hips, Knees, Cervical Colposcopy, Colonoscopies, Cataracts, CABG surgery

10249-10254 combined response: Grommets, Hips and Knees, Cervical Colposcopy, Colonoscopies, Cataracts, Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

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Cost of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)

Cost of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) for past five years.

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Car parking at Christchurch Hospital

Correspondence between CDHB and Minister, MoH between Aug 2019 and Feb 2020 re provision of car parking at Christchurch Hospital.

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Waitlist for for people accessing counselling

Current waitlist for people accessing counselling through a DHB funded primary health care or community provider i.e. Brief Intervention Counselling. Broken down into men, women, age.

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Mental Health Patients: AWOL, suicide, adverse events

How many patients detained under the Mental Health Act: AWOL, suicide, disappeared, suffered an adverse event etc.

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Incidences of bullying and harassment shared with NZNO in 2018/19

Reports, meetings, agendas and letters shared between the DHB and NZNO on bullying and harassment in the 2018 / 2019 financial year.

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Enduring Power of Attorney

What processes and protocols have been put in place to ensure the validity of an enduring power of attorney before respecting their decision making authority?

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Waitlist for detox addiction services

Number of people who were put on a waitlist to access detox and rehab addiction services each year over past four years.

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Smokefree policies

Copies of smoke-free policies between the years 2000 - 2019.

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Measles WHO report

Why so few discarded cases in the WHO report when the vast majority of PCR test are negative.

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People ineligible received healthcare post March 15th 2019 attack

Information about people who were ineligible for public healthcare and who were treated in aftermath of March 15 attacks. 

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Models of care Hillmorton Acute ward

Models of care for Hillmorton acute Mental Health ward

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Phone calls mental health crisis team

Number of phone calls to the mental health crisis team over past five years.

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Legal costs incurred 2018-2019

Legal costs for 2018/2019 incurred by Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer prevention funding and expenditure in the last 10 years.

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Atrial fibrillation / heart condition tests and costs

The number of total tests and total cost of Holter monitoring type services for atrial fibrillation and other heart conditions for the latest year available?

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Bariatric surgery

What are prerequisites for bariatric surgery? Number of surgeries 2015-2019? Eligibility for surgery? Wait list? Special requirements for those in prison to meet eligibility? Is there special funding for Maori?

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Hillmorton Hospital new facilities concept

Concept design drawings of any kind showing Hillmorton new facilities. Reports/documents produced as part of the preliminary design process. Correspondence from Clinical Leaders Group to DHB management regarding the new facilities.

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Lamotrigine brand change

Information regarding Lamotrigine brand change.

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Department Performance Measure Results 2017-2019

The performance measure results of each department from September 2017 to September 2019 e.g. patient flow indicators.

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Christchurch drinking water

RE use of sodium hypochlorite in Christchurch drinking water. What part of the system gets checked for chloroform or THMs?

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Chronic pain services

Request for the CDHB protocol for diagnosing Aldosteronism and a copy of the interpretation of the results of the test.

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Total hospital floor space

An estimate of the floor space of Canterbury DHB hospitals.

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Clinical Leaders Group correspondence regarding the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital Campus

All correspondence from Clinical Leaders Group, or any correspondence from individual clinicians on behalf of the group, to CDHB management regarding the redevelopment of the Christchurch Hospital campus and the two business cases in 2019 up to the submission of the business cases.

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Number of patients with emergency dental issues

The number of people who presented to a hospital emergency department with dental issues between 2014 and 2019.

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