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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1281 documents.

Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 22 May 2020

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

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MKWCT Board Hui Miniti – 19 May 2020

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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COVID-19 Information

Cost of Measles

Measles: cost to the DHB from the measles epidemic, number of measles related presentations, number of admissions, number ICU admissions and average bed days in ICU, total of bed days due to measles related illness.

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Information about NASC and HCSS (Older Persons Health)

Partial transfer from MoH: Q1 The NASC manual for older persons health. Q4. The number of over 65's receiving long term HCSS in each region.

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Information about Ventilators

The number of ventilators held by your organisation on March 31, 2020. Average usage rate for such equipment over the 2019 calendar year. Expected or modelled monthly surge demand for such equipment caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Hysterectomy waitlist

Public waitlist for a hysterectomy from first referral from Gynaecological specialist to first hosp appointment in last 12 months.

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Costs Christmas parties bonuses CEO travel

1. Cost breakdown of Christmas parties in 2019.
2. End of year bonuses  in 2019.
3. Cost breakdown of all international travel taken by the CEO  in 2019.

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White Island incident: Impact on health services

Elective surgery impact post white island incident between 9 Dec and 1 Feb 2020

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Costs of the White Island incident

White Island incident: Direct costs broken down by total figure; breakdown of where the costs were lost from i.e. cancelling elective surgeries, having to reschedule outpatient appointments, equipment needed, additional staffing hours.

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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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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 21 May 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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Canterbury DHB Board Special Meeting Agenda – 1 May 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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MKWCT Board Hui Miniti – 21 April 2020

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Sexual harassment complaints

Information regarding sexual harassment complaints, internal and external investigations.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 16 April 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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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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MKWCT Board Hui Miniti -17 March 2020

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 19 March 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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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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