VISITING HOSPITAL

All hospital visitors are recommended to wear a medical face mask. Expand this message for information about visiting hospital.

Last updated:
13 March 2023

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 we recommend all people wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and  visitors safe.

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 are recommended to 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 face 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 face 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 are recommended to wear a medical face 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

Key plans and reports are listed at the top of the document library homepage, other recent documents are listed by date under these documents. Please note: Many publications in our document library are now historic district health board documents, rather than current information. You can find up-to-date national publications, including responses to OIA requests on the Te Whatu Ora national website

Use the Search menu (left) to apply a filter and list documents. Each document has a document type, a summary, and topics and tags associated with it. 

1313 documents.

Food, nutrition, menus for hospital inpatients

All food and nutrition standards, policies and guidelines related to food served to inpatients.

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When will new CDHB facilities being built be completed

What is being done about the new CDHB facilities still being built? When will these be completed?

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Multiple Sclerosis – Neurology – Waiting times for outpatient appointments

Multiple Sclerosis neurology FSA outpatients appointment, follow up appointments in Neurology.

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Drug related visits to Emergency Department

Drug-related visits to A & E and admissions to Christchurch Hospital in the past ten years.

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Revenue received from Chaplaincy Services in CDHB Hospitals

I would like to know if the Canterbury DHB receives a lease payment for office space the Chaplaincy service occupies at various Christchurch Hospitals...

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Sexual assault complaints and sexual harassment complaints made by staff (2013-2017) Correction

Sexual Assault Complaints and Sexual Harassment Complaints made by staff over the past five years (2013-2017).

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Canterbury DHB Pandemic Influenza Coordination Plan 2018

The purpose of this plan is to outline the Canterbury DHB (CDHB) coordination strategies to manage the risk of pandemic influenza.

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Passive Fire Protection Programme

Information about the passive fire protection programme

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 24 August 2018

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

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Review of facilities at Hillmorton Hospital

Review of facilities at Hillmorton Hospital Campus.

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Records of all suicides, attempted suicides, suspected suicides and deaths while in State Care

Records of all suicides, attempts at suicide, suspected suicides, deaths and self-harm while in state care both in general...

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Fraudulent expense and pay claims investigated for last five years

Fraudulent employee expense and pay claims investigated for the past five years.

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Mental Health Hillmorton Working Groups re Safety Issues

Two action groups formed to solve staff safety issues at Hillmorton's Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit

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Older Persons Health Community Team relocation from PMH to Burwood Feasibility Study

Older Persons Health Community Team relocation from PMH to Burwood Hospital Campus Feasibility Study

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Financial statement year ending June 2018

CDHB Financial statement year ending June 2018

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Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Platform July 2018

Information relating to attendance at Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Platform July 2018

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Mental Health – Staffing, experience, vacancies, capacity in acute unit, times above capacity

Staffing in Acute Mental Health Units, years of experience, vacancies, capacity, times above capacity.

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MKWT Board Miniti – 21 August 2018

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 16 August 2018

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

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Mental Health Referrals from University Health Centres or Services

The number of Mental Health related referrals received from University Health Centres or Services.

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Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting Agenda – 2 August 2018

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

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Gender Dysphoria – Diagnosis, prevalence and incidence

Research into the incidence of gender dysphoria diagnosis, prescription of puberty blockers and administration of opposite sex hormones to under 18 year olds in NZ.

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Chief Executives business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure 2017/2018

  • Date: 30 Jul 2018
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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 $100.

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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 27 July 2018

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

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Sexual assault complaints and sexual harassment complaints made by staff (2013-2017)

Sexual Assault Complaints and Sexual Harassment Complaints made by staff over the past five years (2013-2017).

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 19 July 2018

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

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Correspondence between CDHB and Ministry of Health re Mental Health

All correspondence between CDHB and Ministry of Health regarding​ mental health between July2017 and 19 March 2018.

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Weather tightness of CDHB facilities

Does the CDHB have any hospital buildings that require remediation (whether for weather-tightness, asbestos, sewage or other...

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Maternity Current number of staff employed and vacancies

Maternity Ward - Number of staff employed, vacancies and any reports or information regarding staffing problems within the...

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Maternity Staff vacancies Maternity Unit – Post natal ward

CDHB Maternity Unit - staff vacancies, how often has the unit been code red in past year.

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HRPG Documents 5-3-2018

CDHB Facilities Developmentproject 22/8/2017 - 11 September 2017 and CDHB Benefits Realisation Update September 2017.

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Sex Workers Provision of Supplies by CDHB

Safe-sex supplies such as condoms and lubricant to the NZ Prostitutes Collective (NZPC).

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Money spent on procuring services of Acurity Health Group Limited

Money spent on procuring services of Acurity Health Group Limited

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