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.

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 24 January 2020

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

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MKWCT In Komiti Miniti – 21 January 2020

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Lamotrigine brand change

Information regarding Lamotrigine brand change.

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Department Performance Measure Results 2017-2019

The performance measure results of each department from September 2017 to September 2019 e.g. patient flow indicators.

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Christchurch drinking water

RE use of sodium hypochlorite in Christchurch drinking water. What part of the system gets checked for chloroform or THMs?

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Chronic pain services

Request for the CDHB protocol for diagnosing Aldosteronism and a copy of the interpretation of the results of the test.

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Total hospital floor space

An estimate of the floor space of Canterbury DHB hospitals.

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Clinical Leaders Group correspondence regarding the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital Campus

All correspondence from Clinical Leaders Group, or any correspondence from individual clinicians on behalf of the group, to CDHB management regarding the redevelopment of the Christchurch Hospital campus and the two business cases in 2019 up to the submission of the business cases.

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Number of patients with emergency dental issues

The number of people who presented to a hospital emergency department with dental issues between 2014 and 2019.

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Measles vaccine

Correspondence sent and received by officials responsible for ordering vaccines about the need for more measles vaccines.

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Hillmorton Hospital Masterplan

The Hillmorton Hospital Masterplan. Draft Business case for Te Awakura.

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Staff turnover during 2018-2019

Number of people employed by DHB for 2018 and 2019. Number who left the DHB each month. Number of staff who moved to a different role.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Peter Wakeman

Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Steve Wakefield

Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Brian Salisbury

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses Naomi Marshall

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Malcolm Lyall

Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Aaron Keown

Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for James Gough

Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for John Edie

Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Andrew Dickerson

Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Alexandra Davids

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Anna Crighton

Return of electoral donations and expenses for Canterbury District Health Board Election held on 12 October 2019.

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Gray Crawford

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Catherine Chu

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Geoff Booth

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Return of electoral donations and expenses for Peter Ballantyne

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Car parking at Christchurch Hospital

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MKWCT Board Miniti – 17 December 2019

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKWCT) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report 2018/19

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 17 December 2019

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Measles popup clinics

Information regarding Measles pop up clinics held since outbreak began.

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Culturally appropriate Asian health services

What training do all front-line staff (those who deal directly with patients, across all sectors of health) have for providing culturally appropriate services to people from the Asian community?

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