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".

Progressive Procurement Policy

  • Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors asking whether they meet the definition of a Māori business;
  • Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors advising them of the requirements of the Progressive Procurement Policy;
  • The number/value of contracts your agency has terminated because a supplier or contractor didn’t meet the definition of a Māori business since the Progressive Procurement Policy came into force;
  • The number/value of contracts your agency has signed with Māori businesses since the Progressive Procurement Policy came into force.

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Planned Care Services 2020-2023 Three Year Plan

  • A copy of your DHB’s Planned Care Three Year plan (the one that needed to be signed off by Ministry of Health in 2020).
  • The latest update on delivery of any existing or new community/general practice based initiatives under your DHB’s Three Year Plan

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MIQ Mental Health prescriptions cost

  • How many people staying in MIQ facilities have sought assistance from Ministry of Health mental health teams that operate on-site during the same period (16/03/2020 - 16/04/2021)?
  • How many prescriptions/doses of anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam) have been distributed to patients in MIQ units? (16/03/2020 - 16/04/2021).
  • How much has the Ministry of Health spent on medications and non-Covid related health.

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Referrals by GP’s for joint replacement surgery

  • Referrals by GP for Joint replacement 2017 and 2020 calendar years etc.
  • Criteria for Joint surgery.
  • Semi urgent referrals from GP to Ears, nose and Throat how many seen by a specialist?

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Te Tumu Waiora Information Emergency Department Mental Health

Mental Health: Te Tumu Waiora info / BIC / ED mental health presentations and admissions.

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Colonoscopy data in last five years

Colonoscopies:

  • How many done last year?
  • Of those, how many were outsourced to private providers and how many staff would this workload have required?
  • What was the cost of the outsourced procedures?
  • How many CDHB staff are qualified to do colonoscopies?
  • Any report on staffing requirements for endoscopy services post screening programme roll out.

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Crohn’s Disease

Total number of patients with Crohn's disease of ulcerative colitis to receive biologic treatments (infliximab, adalumimab) between 2016 and 2020 inclusive who were:

  • White New Zealander
  • Maori
  • Asian (Ideally separated into South Asian and East Asian)
  • Pacific Islanders by each ethnicity separately

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External contractors 2020-2021

The amount of money your department /organisation has spent on the hiring of external contractors in the 2020/2021 financial year.

Could you also provide details of every contract over $10,000, including who/ which firm was hired, to do what job, and over how long of a period.

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People with COVID-19 in MIQ

  • How many Covid-19 infected persons in MIQ were admitted to Hospital?
  • How many were put on a respirator.
  • How many died in MIQ?

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Ambulance delays at Emergency Department

Ambulance delays at ED this winter - how frequently people wait more than 15 mins for handover.

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Transmasculine surgery

All information and documentation regarding the decision to select patients for transmasculine chest reconstruction surgery from the GP referral pool via a number randomisation technique.

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Covid Vaccination staff job description and details

  1. The Job Description of the person in charge (or employed within the Canterbury District Health Board) of the current and local (Canterbury region) Covid 19 Vaccination process.
  2. The Salary (also expenses) of the person in charge (or employed within the Canterbury District Health Board) of the current and local (Canterbury region) Covid 19 vaccination process

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Covid-19 vaccination booking system performance

For the booking system pilot at Kaikōura Vaccination Centre (and any other pilot sites in CDHB), I request copies of all documents that discuss the system's performance and any issues encountered.

 

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PET CT Scans referrals for the last 3 years

  • How many PET CT scans have been referred per year the past 3 years? 
  • How many PET CT scans have been referred this year so far?
  • What percentage of the patients being referred are Maori? 
  • What is the average cost per PET CT scan referral?

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Covid-19 treatment provided in managed quarantine

I request the following information relating to Managed Quarantine:

  • What treatment, if any, was given to these 'positive cases'?

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments missed in 2021

The number of scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments that were missed by people for each month to date in 2021.

 

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People going from MIQ to be detained in mental health facilities

Partial transfer from MBIE: Questions 2,3 and 4: RE People re-entering NZ and going into quarantine. From quarantine, some will be labelled 'psychiatrically disturbed' and they will go from quarantine in mental health facilities.

  • How many went into Mental Health facility and been involuntarily detained?
  • How many are still retained in government institutions?

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DHB savings identified by consultants

RE Alma Consulting Ltd / contractors employed to find significant savings at CDHB.

  • A list of actions recommended, and amount saved by each recommendation.
  • A list of all actions that will be undertaken by the DHB to achieve savings in light of advice received.
  • An estimated cost if any, associated with the actions required to achieve savings.

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Alma Consultancy

RE the original ALMA Consulting Contract: (Commenced 15 February 2021 for 3 months:)

  • What was the outcome of their work?
  • Did they find significant savings and if so, how much?
  • How can the Board justify this cost ($33,000-$55,000).
  • What other consultants have been hired since David Meates resigned and Peter started?
  • At what cost?

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Terminations/Abortions during 2020

Re response CDHB 10519 16/2/2021.  You advised that there were 1,658 terminations performed in 2020 at your boards facilities. I have recently been advised that the Ministry of Health informed the President of Voice for Life that the number of abortions performed at your facilities in 2020 totalled 1,613 there is a difference of 45 in the totals. I would be grateful if you could advise me promptly, which is the correct total?

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Gift registers, expenses, and conflicts of interest

  • Please provide the gift registers held by the DHB about gifts/contributions/received items given to DHB employees (including medical professionals) for the following years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.
  • Please provide records held regarding of any flights provided, paid for or subsidised by pharmaceutical or medical equipment companies to employees of the DHB (including medical professionals) in the following years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.
  • Please provide any information the DHB holds regarding professional affiliations, board roles or advisory positions held by employees of the DHB (including medical professionals) in connection to pharmaceutical or medical equipment companies.
  • If possible, break these affiliations down by the following years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.

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Children with dog related injuries

  • How many children aged 0-14 have presented to hospital with a dog-related injury in the last year?
  • How many of those children required a procedure (e.g. sutures), or admission?
  • What were the ethnic and age demographics of those children?

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Waiting list for psychiatric services (March 2021)

Can you please provide the number of people on the waiting list for psychiatric services, including eating disorder services, by DHB, as at 20 March 2021?

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Yaldhurst Quarry

Yaldhurst quarries -follow up to request 10602: I would appreciate any report created by Dr. Pink at the time being provided, and fully understand and appreciate current circumstances make this most certainly a low priority.  If there is no report from him, and the only report in existence as a review / analysis of the monitoring being that by Mr. Fowles if I could be advised that is the case.

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Psychometric testing during staff recruitment

The details of any psychometric testing undertaken as part of staff recruitment, training, resourcing or outsourcing - including as undertaken by outside recruitment firms.

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Cyber Security

  • Agendas/minutes past 3 years re cyber security (IT, ICT).
  • Copies of any relevant risk registers that provide info re cyber (ITC, IT, info tech, data and digital) security and/or risks at any time in the last 3 years.  
  • And DHB response to DG Dr Bloomfield's letter to DHBs dated 24 July 2020.
  • Copies of risk registers.

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Labral tear hip surgery

Labral Tear Hip Surgery: Last five years. Number of patients who have requested surgery, age, gender. Number declined (age and gender) reasons declined. Number referred for assessment (age and gender), Number referred elsewhere for surgery (age and gender). Correspondence CDHB and ACC on reasons patients will not be covered by ACC. Total cost for Labral tear hip surgery.

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MIQ and healthcare workers employment terminated

How many MIQ workers and frontline healthcare workers have had their employment terminated because they have not received the Covid vaccination?

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Covid-19 vaccination group 2

Covid-19 vaccinations: Maori and Pacific islanders in the Canterbury DHB area who are 70 or over are classified as being in Priority Group 2 for vaccination. I seriously doubt that specific ethnic groups in Canterbury currently are more vulnerable than others. Why are not individuals of other races 70 and over also in Group 2?

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Covid-19 Vaccine Misinformation

Since February 1, 2021, copies of any reports, documents, memoranda, and correspondence, both internal and external, regarding misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines/vaccination, including any reports of examples of misinformation, any official reaction to such examples or the problem of misinformation as a whole, and the possible impact of such misinformation.

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Health statistics about the population of Lyttelton

Health statistics and data on population of Lyttleton suburb

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Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplants (aHSCT) available to patients

Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand is aware that your DHB has been presented with a Business Case to make autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplants (aHSCT) available in your DHB to patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand requests a copy of this Business Case along with further information including any analysis of the business case correspondence etc regarding your decisions on this application.

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Leave taken by Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) December 2020 / January 2021

The total number of annual leave days taken by (all) Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) in your employ in each of the following months for each DHB (WCDHB and CDHB) separately: December 2020 and January 2021

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Cost of ineligible patients use of intensive care services

A summary of the costs of hospital intensive care services provided to those not entitled to NZ free health care (ineligible patients). The cost summary should include reference to the number of days or hours in intensive care. Information to cover the last three years.

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Yaldhurst Quarry

Yaldhurst quarries - International peer review reports - personal monitoring of dust exposure and levels involving Yaldhurst residents in the vicinity of quarries.

Also see OIA request 10602(a)

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Schools participating in the HPV immunisation programme

Re the HPV vaccine in schools:

  • How many schools are part of the HPV immunisation programme in NZ
  • How many schools are not part of the HPV immunisation programme in NZ?
  • Which ones?

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Suspected sexual or physical abuse in children aged 0-17

Suspected sexual or physical abuse in children aged 0-17 the CDHB has treated - 2017 - 2021 YTD.

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HPV vaccine in schools

HPV Gardasil Vaccine: Number of schools refusing school based immunisation programme for this vaccine.

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Challenges to coronial findings

The number of times DHBs have challenged a coroner's findings after an inquest.

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