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. 

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MRI/CT Scans Waitlist (February 2015)

As at February 2015 could you please supply the waiting list time if someone wanted to have a MRI/CT scan. (That is, if someone was referred for a scan how long was the wait time before they were seen?)

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Information about the abortion/termination process

Full disclosure on exactly on what is done once a woman has been through any type of abortion-type process (where a woman selects to terminate her pregnancy, regardless of the medical procedure undertaken or the timeframe within the ‘normal’ term of pregnancy. i.e. between 2 weeks and 40 weeks of ‘termination.

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PPE at Burwood Hospital, March to May 2020

Correspondence regarding concerns or complaints about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) / Reports regarding nurses or medical staff at Burwood Hospital speaking to journalists or media, covering the period from 15 March to 20 May 2020.

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Christchurch Hospital Master Plan Tower 3 Compliance Costs

Minutes from the Board meeting on May 1 2020 (that were publicly excluded) in regards to the Christchurch Hospital Campus Master Plan – Tower 3 and Compliance Costs?

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Te Waipounamu South Island Health Services Plan 2019-22

The Te Waipounamu South Island Health Services Plan articulates the regional direction and key principles that will inform regional service development, service configuration and infrastructure requirements of South Island DHB's over the next several years.

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Te Waipounamu South Island Health Services Plan 2018-21

The Te Waipounamu South Island Health Services Plan articulates the regional direction and key principles that will inform regional service development, service configuration and infrastructure requirements of South Island DHB's over the next several years.

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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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Termination services provided by Canterbury DHB

A copy of any guidelines of your DHB which relate to referral for women for consideration of first, second or third trimester abortions, including any guidelines operative before or after the enactment of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020. 2. If your DHB has no such guidelines please advise.

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CPH & DSAC Meeting – 2 July 2020

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

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Correspondence about Rosewood rest home, 3 April to 10 April 2020

All correspondence received and sent by Dan Coward and received and sent by Sue Nightingale about Rosewood rest home, between April 3 and April 10, inclusive.

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 26 June 2020

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

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Pedestrians injured by e-scooters

The number of patients presenting at the Emergency Department (ED) or admitted to hospital who are injured by e-scooters.

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Number of births during the COVID-19 lockdown

The number of births at Canterbury District Health Board facilities and home births during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown from March 25 to April 27. Can this information be broken down by location: at Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch Women's Hospital, Ashburton Hospital, Darfield Hospital, Kaikōura Health, Lincoln Maternity Hospital, Rangiora Health Hub, other CDHB facilities, or a home birth, and by date and sex. Can figures also be provided for the same period in 2019.

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Canterbury DHB Long Term Investment Plan, July 2019 – June 2029

The Canterbury DHB Long Term Investment Plan outlines our investment approach to meeting anticipated demand on the Canterbury Health System over the next ten years.

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Complaints about 1st Health Limited

Have you received any complaints about 1st Health Limited or their staff

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COVID-19 deaths Do Not Resuscitate orders

What percentage of NZ COVID-19 deaths had Do Not Resuscitate orders?

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Use of requisitioning powers

Use of requisitioning powers - provide me with detail on your organisation’s use of requisitioning powers authorised under the state of emergency or under the epidemic notice.

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Information about PPE and other equipment related to COVID-19

The following information as applicable on the items listed below: the locations (e.g. hospital name), quantities, brand names, number of uses (i.e. are they disposable or reusable?), purchase dates and expiry dates: 1. Gowns 2. Masks 3. Goggles 4. Gloves 5. Disinfectant (e.g. bleach)* 6. Hand sanitiser*7. Oxygen tanks* 8. CT scanners* 9. Medical ventilators*

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Avastin

Is the drug Avastin used to treat cancers, administered to any patients in the DHB's public Hospitals? If so what is the drug used to treat and how many patients are treated with it?

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Sterilisation of equipment

A detailed breakdown of any and all incidents relating to equipment not being properly sterilised by the District Health Board from March 2019.
Please clarify if the lack of sterilisation was picked up before or after patient exposure.

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Provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) in rest homes

About the provision of PPE equipment to rest homes between March 3 and April 3, inclusive.

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MKWCT Board Hui Miniti – 16 June 2020

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 18 June 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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Information about Rosewood rest home regarding the situation when staff and patients contracted Covid-19

Copies of any reports, documents, memoranda, or correspondence regarding the number of issues regarding safe practice at Rosewood Rest home and that took place after staff and patients contracted Covid-19.

Copies of any reports, documents, memoranda, or correspondence regarding the decision to appoint an acting manager to Rosewood Rest home.

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Referral pathways for DHBs

A copy of each referral pathway for each DHB region in New Zealand.

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Lithium toxicity

Does the DHB hold statistics of patients presenting/admitted to hospital with Lithium Toxicity?

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Number of COVID-19 tests carried out

Information from Canterbury Health Laboratories and Community and Public Health about COVID-19 lab tests.

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Ruby Princess

All documentation the DHB holds in regard to the Ruby Princess’ visit to Akaroa on 13 March 2020.

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Policy relating to second opinions about pathology specimens

  • DHB policy on second opinions requested by a third party who is a medical practitioner currently involved in the medical care of the patient from whom the pathological material was original obtained.
  • in the event your DHB deviates from the RCPA policy, please explain why?

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Storage of human tissue

Best Practice: Archiving, Storage, Biobanking of Human Tissue for Diagnostic Purposes.

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Termination services provided by Canterbury DHB

Abortion services concerning the second and third trimesters only. Access and Providers. This is post the Abortion Legislation Act which came into force on 24/3/2020.

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Internal legal costs incurred by Canterbury DHB

Internal legal costs incurred by Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.

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Preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic

Information relating to COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic preparations.

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COVID-19 Inventories Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stockpiles and projected demand.

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Digital Maturity Assessments

Breakdown of Digital Maturity Assessments (DMAs) conducted by health organisation type DHB/PHO etc. Assessment results?

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Hillmorton Hospital facilities

RE Govt $79m being spent at Hillmorton Hospital/Campus: Correspondence CDHB/MoH/Minister of Health last two years re this. Breakdown of how the money is being spent. How much going into extra staff and nurses at Hillmorton Hospital.

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Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting Agenda – 4 June 2020

The Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) meets approximately every 3 months.

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 28 May 2021

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

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