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

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Harm caused by Oncology wait times

Have people been harmed as a result of oncology and or radiation wait times over past six months

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Capital charge funding schedule

Schedule of capital charge funding that the CDHB received from the years 2013 through to 2018.

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Prostate cancer wait times

Prostate Cancer: Current wait times: following referral from GP. Follow up appointment for prostate biopsy. Post biopsy appointment to discuss results. Radical prostatectomy following post biopsy appointment.

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 26 July 2019

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

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Chief Executives business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure 2018/2019

  • Date: 26 Jul 2019
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The Canterbury District Health Board annually publishes the business expenses that the Canterbury DHB Chief Executive has incurred, as well as any gifts or hospitality over the value of $50.

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Issues with patients or visitors who are intoxicated

On how many occasions have police or security been called to help contain issues with patients or visitors who were believed to be impaired by alcohol? Number of staff reporting abuse, harassment or physical assault by patients or people visiting suspected of being under the influence of alcohol?

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Transmission of measles among siblings

Transmission of measles virus from one sibling to another sibling

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Measles outbreak 2019

About the Measles outbreak in Canterbury 2019.

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Ophthalmology clinics

How many patients on average were seen per Ophthalmologist, OPD clinic over past three months?

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Hip replacements in the last five years

Number of hip replacements done over the past five years and current forecasting of how many will be done this year?

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Number of girls with temporary blindness or chronic fatigue

Number of girls 11-12 who presented / admitted with temporary blindness or chronic fatigue last five years.

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Information about Caesarean sections

Current rates of Caesarean section in Canterbury 2018. Unplanned or emergency caesarean section 2018. Total number of registered live births in Canterbury 2018.

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Review of total birthing population against clinical indicators

Copy of review of total birthing population against clinical indicators.

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Reviews of Maternity and Neonatal Units

The most recent reviews of CDHB Maternity and NICU Units

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MKWT Board Miniti – 16 July 2019

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Information about the restructure of Te Korowai Atawhai

The relevant documentation, submissions and assorted material relating to the proposed restructuring of Te Korowai Atawhai.

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Amount doctors were paid to cover strike action in 2019

How much senior doctors were paid to cover RMO strike action in 2019

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Correspondence to unions regarding translation and abatement payments

DHB's correspondence to unions in regards to translation and abatement payments.

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Use of restraints

Please provide data about the use of restraints in the Canterbury DHB for both Emergency and mental health services and identify the service associated with this data.

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Intellectual disability service

Letter of concern sent to Ministry of Health re Intellectual Disability Service. Correspondence with Ministry of Health.

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Full time employees of Pukenga Atawhai over the past ten years

In relation to consultation Te Korowai Atawhai and Pukenga Atawhai, we would like to have a full breakdown of all FTE for Pukenga Atawhai over the past 10 years and their placements within the CDHB and the current situation of FTEs and placements.

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Correspondence with David Whale and Albi Whale

Any correspondence between the CDHB and "David Micheal Whale", and also "Albi Whale", taking place between March 2018 and March 2019

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Intersex babies requiring surgery

Data on how many intersex children have had genital surgery within their first year of life between 2000 and 2018

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 18 July 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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Women transferred to give birth

How many women have been transferred to another city to give birth in the past six months

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Assaults against nurses 2015-2018

Assaults each year against nursing staff only, broken down by year from 2015-2018

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Primary Health Providers contracts terminated

 Primary Health providers have had their back to back contract terminated

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Canterbury Health Laboratories submission on draft standard ASNZ 2243.3

Canterbury Health Laboratories submission in relation to Prions regarding the draft standard ASNZ 2243.3

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WellNow Magazine

Information about the distribution and publication of Canterbury WellNow Magazine.

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The number of children, adolescents and adults assessed for sexual-abuse

Number of children, adolescents, adults assessed for physical signs of being sexually abused in 2016-2018.

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Information about the Patient Information Care System (PICS)

Complaints received non-HDC and HDC for financial year 2017/18 and until end of April 2019.

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Complaints received for 2017/18 until April 2019.

Complaints received non-HDC and HDC for financial year 2017/18 and until end of April 2019.

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Psychologists employed by Canterbury DHB

How many psychologists are in paid employment within the various DHBs inpatient mental health services.

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Canterbury DHB presentation to WorkSafe

Reports and presentations given to WorkSafe since December 2018

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Surgical Mesh Procedures

Number of surgical mesh procedures undertaken using the Trans Obturator System

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Staff car parking building at Christchurch Hospital

Documented proposal to add two levels to the top of the staff car parking building at Christchurch Hospital

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Mental Health Inpatient deaths

Number of patients in your inpatient mental health units have died in the past year while being in the ward/unit?

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Remuneration of staff due to strike action

Remuneration of Resident Medical Officers, Senior Medical Officers and other employees carried out as a result of strike action 29/4/2019-4/5/2019

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Publicly funded fertility treatment

Number of people who received publicly funded fertility treatment broken down by residency status.

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