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

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Measles and Vitamin A

What are the WHO Vitamin A dosing guidelines for patients hospitalised with measles? Number of patients treated with Vitamin A for measles. How much Vitamin A stock does DHB hold?

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Denotified measles

Re 13 cases of denotified measles. What was the time interval between vaccination and specimen connection/collection? Number of other such cases in last five years?

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Current wait time regarding prostate cancer treatment

Current waiting time for: Referral from a GP for a prostate cancer initial consultation; for a follow up appointment for a prostate biopsy; for a post biopsy appointment to discuss results and treatment options and for a radical prostatectomy following the post biopsy appointment for persons with a confirmed prostate cancer diagnosis?

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Information about colonoscopies since 2010-2011

Information regarding fibreoptic colonoscopies to Hepatic Flexure or to Caecum provided since 2010/2011.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 21 November 2019

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 Health System Quality Accounts 2019

WellNow Canterbury is our bi-annual community health magazine. We have combined this November 2019 edition with the Canterbury Health System’s Quality Accounts to provide a picture of how well our Health System is meeting Canterburys health needs.

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Mastectomies, Lumpectomies, Breast reconstruction surgeries

Number of mastectomies and lumpectomies undertaken in DHB hospitals and contracted out to private provider since 2015. Number of breast reconstruction procedures.

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HPV

Number of schools offering the HPV vaccine over the past ten years? Number received in and out of schools?

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CPH & DSAC Meeting – 31 October 2019

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

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Canterbury DHB In-Patient Experience Survey – April 2019 to September 2019

The patient experience survey contains questions about four areas that patients experience when engaged with the health system; communication, partnership, co-ordination and physical and emotional needs. Patients are also asked to provide an overall experience score out of ten.

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Canterbury DHB Out-Patient Experience Survey – April 2019 to September 2019

The patient experience survey contains questions about four areas that patients experience when engaged with the health system; communication, partnership, co-ordination and physical and emotional needs. Patients are also asked to provide an overall experience score out of ten.

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External reviews of Specialist Mental Health 2016-2018

Regarding external review of Specialist Mental Health Service between January 2016 and November 2018.

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 25 October 2019

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

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Canterbury DHB Board Special Meeting Agenda – 29 October 2019

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

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MKWT Board Miniti – 17 September 2019

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Measles presentations to WHO

Any documentation/presentations presented at the World Health Organisation 8th meeting Vaccine Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks in Manila, March 2019.

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Thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment

Guidelines and or policy on thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment issued / used / supported by the District Health Board.

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Wait times for elective procedures

Wait times for five common elective procedures: Knee replacement, Hip replacement, Hernia surgery, colonoscopy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for past five years.

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Hillmorton Hospital staff on ACC following assaults

Since January 2015 how many staff from Hillmorton Hospital have taken leave on ACC as a result of assaults by patients?

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Serious assaults on security guards

All information held by DHB which pertains to serious assaults on security guards in the last twelve months.

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CREST

Documentation regarding the cost implications of the CREST proposal. Correspondence between DHB and Providers re CREST.

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MKWT Board Miniti – 15 October 2019

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 17 October 2019

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

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1080 Clarence Molesworth DOC Land

1080 - Department of Conservation managed land in the Clarence and last year's Molesworth 1080 drops. Copies of each decision paper assessing the effects, alternatives, possible mitigation, whether or not to grant the permit and what if any conditions to impose.

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CDHB Risk Register

A copy of the current risk register for each DHB, and copies of any summary briefings, memos or correspondence related to the current risk register items.

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Mobility parking at Christchurch Hospital

How many vehicles have been towed from this area by the Canterbury DHB over the last five years?

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Measles notifications and test results

National Measles Laboratory measles notifications and test results.

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Complaints about aged care rest homes

Copies of complaints received by the DHB since January 2019 about Aged Care rest homes and residential care.

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HSNO s95A permits

A copy of each annual audit of compliance and enforcement of HSNO s95A permits issued since delegation was given to the Ministry of Health by the EPA.

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Staff bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour

Total number of complaints relating to alleged staff bullying harassment or inappropriate behaviour for the last five years.

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Māori colonoscopy

The percentages of Māori who have had a colonoscopy in the past year as compared with the percentage of Māori in local population.

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Staff paid below living wage rate

The proportion of Canterbury DHB employees that are paid at a rate below the living wage rate.

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Aldosteronism

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

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Funded Family Care

How many people claiming Funded Family Care since 2015/2016. 

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Passive fire defects and WOFs

A list of passive fire defects identified, per building, and those buildings' IL ratings? Who made the call that a WOF can be issued even though passive fire is not up to scratch? Details of what has been rectified, what hasn't and what will be (repair timeline).

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Nitrates in drinking water

Since January 2019: All correspondence between Environment Canterbury and CDHB regarding nitrates in drinking water. All correspondence between CDHB and Ministry of Health regarding nitrates in drinking water

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Vaccination/Immunisation rates for DHB Health Care workers

Information about vaccination/Immunisation rates for DHB Health Care workers, i.e. midwives, nurses and doctors.

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Drug use of mothers with babies

Information about drug use of mothers with babies

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