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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Audits for Mental Health services past four years

Details of any issues based audits or investigations into mental health services in your DHB area carried out,  commissioned or provided to the DHB for the past four years.

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Heat stroke Sun stroke effects

Recorded cases of organ failure, brain damage and death related to heat stroke and or sun stroke.

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CPH & DSAC Meeting – 7 March 2019

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

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Services to people who have a diagnosis of dementia or other age related cognitive impairments

Overview of services that are provided to people who have a diagnosis of dementia or other age related cognitive impairments.

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Request for Specialist Mental Health Services Detailed Business Case

The documents that relate to or are referred to in the Board item agenda “Specialist Mental Health Services Detailed Business Case” of dated 13 December 2018

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Policies and procedures related to hiring Māori staff for all public health units

Policies and procedures related to hiring Māori staff for all public health units. Quota for Māori staff etc

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The use of pagers at Canterbury DHB

Information about the use of pagers at Canterbury DHB.

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The use of fax machines at Canterbury DHB

Information about the use of fax machines at Canterbury DHB.

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The Ombudsman’s visit to Hillmorton Hospital in July 2018

A copy of the Ombudsman's report following unannounced inspection at Hillmorton Hospital from 23-27 July 2018.

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Use of phones and apps to share clinical information

Does the DHB have a policy in place regarding the use of smartphones apps for recording and sharing of clinical patient information?

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Seismic reports 2018

Any DHB seismic reports 2018. EQ prone buildings 2018. Non-structural seismic restraints provided by DHBs.

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 22 February 2019

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

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MKWT Board Miniti – 19 February 2019

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 21 February 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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PET CT scanning machines and patient wait times

PET and PET-CT scanning machines, working condition, repairs, current patient wait times broken down by reason. Forecast wait times for scans over next 6 months.

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Amount spent on recruiting staff and staff salaries

Amount spent on recruiting staff in 2018 compared to previous years. Occupations. Total salary spend for each occupation.

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Unfilled vacancies as at November 2018

Number of unfilled vacancies as at November 2018. Impact on Health Targets due to staff shortages. Complaints related to impacts of unfilled vacancies.

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Assaults on Hospital staff by patients from 2013 to 2017

The number of assaults on Hospital staff by patients from 2013 to 2017

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Internal protocols for patients who disclose that they are the victim of a sexual assault

Canterbury District Health Board's internal protocols in regard to the treatment of patients who disclose that they are the victim of a sexual assault to a Canterbury DHB staff member at
ChCh Hospital

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MKWT Board Miniti – 29 January 2019

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting Agenda – 31 January 2019

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

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

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

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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2017/2018

The Canterbury DHB Annual Report allows us to report on the progress we have made over the year towards achieving the key objectives set out in our Statement of Intent.

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Children’s Dental Service

The number of children eligible for the free dental service in CDHB's coverage area for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Payments to other District Health Board’s

Information about payments to other DHBs over the period from 2013 to 2017 and information about clinical staffing numbers.

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Surgical Mesh

Information about surgical mesh procedures undertaken by Canterbury DHB.

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Gloriavale Notifiable Disease in 2018

RE notifiable disease reported this year at Gloriavale (2018)

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Costs of types commercially supplied energy 2017-2018

For last financial year, the annual billed cost for commercially supplied energy for each fuel type.

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Admissions related to adverse prescription drug reactions

Regarding hospital admissions related to adverse prescription drug reactions.

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Vaping and e-cigarette regulations

Do vapers and eCigs have different regulations than smoking.

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Effects of quarry dust in Yaldhurst

All correspondence in relation to the survey/study of the effects of quarry dust on Yaldhurst as carried out and released by ECAN.,

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AtmosAir mattresses at Burwood Hospital

Has Burwood Hospital bought any AtmosAir mattresses in the last 12 months?

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Assessment Pathway

Is your DHB able to provide an Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessment to determine if a person has this disorder?

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Staff car parking

Why don't you have better car parking for staff?

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Disposal of radioactive waste

Does Canterbury DHB record the amount of radioactive waste being produced as a by-product of operating radiology / diagnostic machines?

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Miles Premises Ltd Land Swap Judicial Review

Regarding the judicial review being taken by Miles Premises Ltd and its impact on a wider land swap underway to complete Crown anchor projects.

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Specialist Mental Health Service (SMHS) Workforce and Resignations

The total SMHS workforce for past five years. Nursing workforce same time frame. Total resignations same time frame

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State Services Commission Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants

State Services Commissioner request for information regarding the use of external security consultants by Canterbury DHB.

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