HOSPITAL VISITING

Hospital visiting guidelines updated 16 September 2022: Hospital visitors must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are not acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for detailed information about hospital visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for information about vaccinations.

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 other 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 are able to 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, WhatApp 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 other than a parent or caregiver 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

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Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025

E ngā iwi, e ngā mana, e ngā karangatanga maha huri noa o Aotearoa nei, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa! Kei te rere taiāwhiowhio tonu te mihi aroha ki ō tātou tini aituā; rātou ki a rātou o te tai awatea, ā, ko tātou ki a tatou kei te whaimuri i te tai ahiahi. Nā reira, tēnā anō tātou katoa!

Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025 (Whakamaua) provides a roadmap of tangible actions that contribute to achieving the vision of pae ora for Māori. The release of Whakamaua, which will guide the implementation of He Korowai Oranga, bridges a gap that has existed since the completion of Whakatātaka Tuarua 2006–2011, the Ministry’s previous Māori health action plan.

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Canterbury System Level Measures Improvement Plan 2020/21

The System Level Measures Improvement Plan demonstrates the Canterbury Health System's commitment to improving the health outcomes of our population and our quality of service delivery.

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Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2019/2020

The Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2019/2020 outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the financial year (1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020).

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Canterbury System Level Measures Improvement Plan 2019/20

The System Level Measures Improvement Plan demonstrates the Canterbury Health System's commitment to improving the health outcomes of our population and our quality of service delivery.

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Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2018/2019

The Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2018/2019 outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the financial year (1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019).

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Canterbury DHB Public Health Plan 2018/19

The Canterbury DHB’s Public Health Plan is a companion document to the CDHB Annual Plan.

It presents the public health outcomes that the Canterbury DHB’s Public Health Unit (Community and Public Health) works towards, as well as key priorities for the 13 programme areas under which this work is structured.

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Canterbury DHB Transition Plan 2012

The Transition Plan maps the course of this transition out of the damage caused by the earthquakes and into our future vision for a connected health system that puts the patient at the centre.

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Canterbury System Level Measures Improvement Plan 2018/19

The System Level Measures Improvement Plan demonstrates the Canterbury Health System's commitment to improving the health outcomes of our population and our quality of service delivery.

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Canterbury DHB Pandemic Influenza Coordination Plan 2018

The purpose of this plan is to outline the Canterbury DHB (CDHB) coordination strategies to manage the risk of pandemic influenza.

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Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2017/2018

The Canterbury DHB's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the coming financial year (1 July to 30 June).

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Canterbury DHB Health Emergency Plan 2017

The Canterbury DHB Health Emergency Plan outlines at a high level, an approach for emergency planning and response. 

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Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2017/2018

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

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Canterbury DHB Public Health Plan 2017/18

The Canterbury DHB’s Public Health Plan is a companion document to the CDHB Annual Plan.

It describes the public health services provided or funded by the Canterbury DHB and its Public Health Unit (Community and Public Health) and highlights key relationships with other agencies.

Find out more about the activities of Community and Public Health.

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Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2016/2017

The Canterbury DHB's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the coming financial year (1 July to 30 June).

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Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2015/2016

The Canterbury DHB's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the coming financial year (1 July to 30 June).

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Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2014/2015

The Canterbury DHB's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the coming financial year (1 July to 30 June).

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