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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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 3 May 2019

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

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Non-Residents use of ambulances

Re non-residents use of emergency ambulance services.

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Canterbury DHB Strategic Plan

Is preparing strategic plan a statutory obligation. Please explain more detail on this issue.

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Remuneration during strike action in 2019

Information about the remuneration of RMOs, SMOs and staff for work carried out because of strike actions in 2019.

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Queen Mary Hospital, Hanmer

Information about Canterbury DHB interests in the Queen Mary Hospital in Hanmer.

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Capital charges relating new facilities at Hillmorton Hospital

Re $79 million for the new mental health facilities at Hillmorton Hospital. Impact of this new funding on the capital charge.

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Akaroa Community Health Trust

Information about the contract between Akaroa Community Health Trust and CDHB for a new health facility.

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Climate change reports since 2017

Information since 1/1/2017 concerning climate change.

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Patients referred for an Orthopaedic first specialist assessment (FSA)

Number of patients referred by their GP for an Orthopaedic FSA

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Procedures involving surgical mesh

The number of procedures involving surgical mesh.

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Home Community support providers

Current DHB Home and Community Support Contracts.

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Quarry activities, quarry dust etc

Information since January 2014 in relation to Yaldhurst quarry activities.

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Early Childhood Education Centre (ECEC) Newsletter Public Health Nursing Service Autumn/Winter, 2019

Public health nurses are Registered Nurses who work with children/tamariki (and their families/whanau) around identified health concerns. Public health nurses have access to health resources, information and provide a free, mobile and confidential service.

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Cost of patients hospital meals

Cost for each DHB to feed each standard patient per day, Includes menus and average number of daily meals produced each day.

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Incidents of patient seclusion or restraint

Incidents of seclusion or restraint within 48 hours of violent incident.

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Patients prescribed anti-depressants 2018

The number of patients prescribed anti-depressants in 2018 by DHB. Age and gender.

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Assaults on CDHB staff in the last three years

The number of assaults on Canterbury District Health Board staff last three years.

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Bariatric surgery patients 2010-2018

The number of people who have received bariatric surgery from 2010 to 2018.

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Pests, vermin and infestations in Canterbury DHB facilities

Re incidents involving insects, vermin or other pest infestations in Canterbury DHB facilities past five years.

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Access for children / young patients

Information about educational access for inpatient and outpatient children and young clients and core policy

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MKWT Board Miniti – 16 April 2019

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 18 April 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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Staff assaults at Hillmorton Hospital

Staff assaults at Hillmorton Hospital over last three years

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Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting Agenda – 4 April 2019

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

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CDHB car parking costs and revenue

Information about the costs and revenue of Canterbury DHB car parking services.

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The organisational structure of Christchurch Hospital

Request for a copy of the organisational structure/health board management of Christchurch Hospital.

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Chief Ombudsman’s 2014 report on the Te Whare Manaaki Unit

Request for a copy of the Chief Ombudsman’s 2014 report on the Te Whare Manaaki Unit.

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SMHS bipolar disorder referrals and treatment

Information about people diagnosed with bipolar disorder by Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS).

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SMHS patient locked in maintenance shed overnight

Information about the Specialist Mental Health Services incident involving a patient at Hillmorton Hospital being locked overnight in a maintenance shed in December 2018.

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Waitangi Tribunal Research Report about disabled Māori

Request for information regarding the Waitangi Tribunal Research Report on disabled Māori.

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Surgical Mesh removal

Information about surgical mesh procedures undertaken by Canterbury DHB.

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Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health Care: Number of live births, funding dedicated to this, dedicated team, How many women did the service see / treat in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Publicly funded fertility treatment

information about publicly funded fertility treatment during the last ten years.

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Primary school children dental services

Primary age children dental services, visits, funding, dental van vs school visit and criteria for x-rays.

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Quarrying in Christchurch and Selwyn

Communications Dr Alistair Humphrey has had concerning quarrying since 2014.

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Brief Intervention Counselling Funding

How much funding does your DHB receive or allocate directly through Primary Health Organisations for Brief Intervention Counselling BICs

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MKWT Board Miniti – 19 March 2018

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 21 March 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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