VISITING HOSPITAL

All hospital visitors are recommended to wear a medical face mask. Expand this message for information about visiting hospital.

Last updated:
13 March 2023

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 we recommend all people wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and  visitors safe.

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 are recommended to 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 face 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 face 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 are recommended to wear a medical face 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

Key plans and reports are listed at the top of the document library homepage, other recent documents are listed by date under these documents. Please note: Many publications in our document library are now historic district health board documents, rather than current information. You can find up-to-date national publications, including responses to OIA requests on the Te Whatu Ora national website

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. 

1313 documents.

Referrals to Burwood Pain Management Centre

The number of referrals (new and re-referrals, grouped into ACC and non-ACC funded) received for Burwood Pain Management Centre in the calendar year January 2019 – December 2019.
The number of referrals declined during that period, and the waiting times for those accepted into the service over that period, also grouped into ACC and non- ACC funded patients.
The number of people discharged over this period.

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2019/20 Annual Plan

RE 2019/20 Annual Plan:

  1. Please provide all service review proposals sent to the Ministry of Health in the 2019/20 year.
  2. Please provide the outcome of each of these service reviews.
  3. Please advise which of the proposals went to the minister for approval, and what the outcome of that process was for each proposal.

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Patient complaints to DHB HDC

Patient complaints made to DHB about care a patient has received (service and employees) in last five years. Complaints upheld or disciplinary action or corrective measures taken. Complaints resulting in DHB being found in breach of the Code of Patient rights? How many PGs were taken against the DHB? How much was paid out to staff who took PGS.

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Reports and correspondence about Rosewood Rest Home

Copies of any reports, documents, briefings or correspondence that include or summarise feedback from DHB staff sent to work at Rosewood rest home.

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Ashburton Home Based Help

Number of people who have lost their home help post Covid: How many people in Ashburton district were on home help pre-Covid: How many Now. Reasons for stopping service.

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MKWCT Board Hui Miniti – 15 September 2020

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Canterbury DHB Board – Meeting Agenda – 17 September 2020

The Canterbury DHB Board meet approximately every month. Board agenda papers are usually published two days before a board meeting.

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Transgender Mental Health Patients

*Number of mental health inpatient facility beds at DHB by name of facility. *Number of people admitted as mental health inpatients who identify as transgender or gender diverse in the last 12 months. *total number of people admitted as mental health inpatients in the last 12 months

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Elective surgery for Māori patients

Does the Board have a policy to prioritise Māori and/or Pasifika patients on elective surgery waiting lists? Pressures of deferred surgery due to COVID-19?

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Leave taken by Senior Medical Officers (SMOs)

The total number of annual leave days taken by all Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) in each of following months: December 2018, January 2019, December 2019 and January 2020.

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Templeton Quarry

All correspondence and reports about Fulton Hogan appealing the resource consent conditions of its quarry near Templeton in Canterbury

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Gender dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria questions - under 18 yr olds - diagnosis and prescriptions.

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Dietitians

Number of dietitians employed. Salary step, continuing professional development.

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Number of pharmacy staff

Number of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants, salary step, CPD budget and spend FYs 2018 and 2019

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Fees for medical colleges 2019-2020

Last financial year (2019/2020) Total sum paid direct to each medical college on behalf of all medical practitioners, and through reimbursements on behalf of SMOs and RMOs.

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Assaults on staff in the last three years

Assaults last 3 years: Mental Health workers, ED workers, Maternity workers, Health workers.

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1080 Poison Operations

Partial transfer from MoH. Please supply three public health audit reports of 1080 poison operations.

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COVID-19 impact on staff recruitment

COVID-19 border control impact on DHB clinical workforce recruitment.

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Breast reconstruction wait list

COVID-19 Testing Protocols

  1. Copies of any protocols developed by, endorsed by or agreed to by Canterbury Health Laboratories  in relation to testing of samples from various patient groups within Canterbury.
  2. A summary of the mean and 90th centile time between sample collection and result reporting for covid-19 nucleic acid testing for samples analysed by Canterbury Health Laboratories. 

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Emergency Board Meeting on 4 August 2020

Minutes from 4th August 2020 emergency board meeting.

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EY review June 2020

The Ernst Young EY review recently submitted to the CDHB Board.

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EY review June 2020

When were EY contracted to undertake that study, and when was it completed?
What was the cost to CDHB of that contract with EY?
Why did the CDHB not use its own staff to provide an explanation as to why staff costs " are a major driver of its operational deficit?"

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EY review June 2020

Copies of the Ernst Young (EY) reports on Canterbury DHB.

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Covid-19 testing

Correspondence with Canterbury DHB Staff

Correspondence to and from David Meates and Greg Brogden Jan - July 2020

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CPH & DSAC Meeting – 3 September 2020

The Community & Public Health and Disability Support Advisory Committee (CPH & DSAC) meeting minutes and agenda.

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 28 August 2020

The main points discussed at Disability Steering Group (DSG) meetings recorded as key messages in meeting minutes.

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Leave taken by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs)

Number of days annual leave taken by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) between 23/12/2019 and 12/01/2020

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The impact of COVID-19 on children’s oral health

How COVID-19 has impacted on community oral health service for pre-school and primary school children.

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Cancer survey oral health

Survey - how a person with cancer has their oral health needs assessed and addressed at each stage of their cancer journey in NZ.

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COVID-19 hospitalisation costs

COVID-19 related Hospitalisation costs

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Statement of Performance Expectations 2020/21

This document is the DHB’s Statement of Performance Expectations which has been prepared to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, Crown Entities Act, Public Finance Act, and the expectations of the Minister of Health.

Linking with our Statement of Intent and Annual Plan, the Statement of Performance Expectations describes actions we will take to deliver on national priorities and expectations in the coming year, the standards and targets we expect to meet and our includes our projected financial position.

The Statement of Performance Expectation is presented to Parliament and used at the end of the year to compare planned and actual performance. Audited results are presented in our Annual Report

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Agreements established between the Canterbury DHB and Ngāi Tahu

A copy of all memorandum(s) of understanding and or agreements established between the Canterbury District Health Board and Ngāi Tahu Iwi and the administrative event chronology timeline of such.

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Genea Oxford Fertility Ltd

Genea Oxford Fertility's concerns about the RFP process for 'Assisted Reproductive Technology Services' for South Island and decision reached by CDHB.

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Medical Radiation Oncology referrals wait times

Total number of patients referred to and seen by Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology specialities within specified time.

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Gynae Plus digital record system

Information about the Canterbury DHB Gynae Plus digital record system.

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