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

Our latest key plans and reports are listed at the top of the document library homepage, other recent documents are listed by date under these documents. You can also find many national publications 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. 

1282 documents.

Christchurch Campus Detailed Seismic Assessments

The most recent Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE) of the Riverside, Parkside buildings at Christchurch Hospital

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 17 May 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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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 19 April 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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Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting Agenda – 29 March 2018

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

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Canterbury DHB Occupational Health Service Review (Summary)

​​​In 2017 a review of our Occupational Health Service was undertaken to look at how we could better support the current and future needs of our people as part of our commitment – through the organisation's People Strategy. Central to the Strategy is the concept that Care Starts Here, with our people. The Review involved a literature scan of related studies, an online survey of our workforce [1419 respondents], and a series of in-depth interviews.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 15 March 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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Health Targets – April-June 2017 Results

Health Targets are a set of national performance measures specifically designed to improve the performance of health services that reflect significant public and government priorities.

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Canterbury DHB Health Emergency Plan 2017

The Canterbury DHB Health Emergency Plan outlines at a high level, an approach for emergency planning and response. 

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Maternal Mental Health Services Wait time

What is the average wait time for maternal mental health services at the Canterbury and West Coast DHB?

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Agenda – 15 February 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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Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2017/2018

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

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Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting Agenda – 1 February 2018

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

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Canterbury DHB Public Health Plan 2017/18

The Canterbury DHB’s Public Health Plan is a companion document to the CDHB Annual Plan.

It describes the public health services provided or funded by the Canterbury DHB and its Public Health Unit (Community and Public Health) and highlights key relationships with other agencies.

Find out more about the activities of Community and Public Health.

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Canterbury DHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2016/17

A serious adverse event (SAE) is one which has resulted in significant additional treatment, major loss of function, is life threatening or has led to an unexpected death.

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Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts 2017

WellNow Canterbury is our bi-annual community health magazine. We have combined this November 2017 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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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2016/2017

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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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report 2016/17

The Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report is published each year and submitted to the Ministry of Health.

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Canterbury DHB Statement of Intent 2017/2021

The Canterbury DHB's Statement of Intent sets out the key financial and non-financial measures and targets that the Canterbury health system aims to achieve.

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Canterbury DHB Benchmarking Report – 2017

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has undertaken a benchmarking exercise in which its expenditure per capita in a range of service areas in 2009/10 and 2015/16 is compared with the equivalent national average expenditure for that financial year.

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Chief Executives business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure 2016/2017

  • Date: 30 Jun 2017
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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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Canterbury DHB Staff Wellbeing Research Report

  • Date: 1 May 2017
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This report represents an analysis of the 2016 Staff Wellbeing Survey, focus groups and interviews and other important data available from within the CDHB

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Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2016/2017

The Canterbury DHB's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the coming financial year (1 July to 30 June).

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South Island Health Services Plan 2017/20

The South Island Regional Health Services Plan articulates the regional direction and key principles that will inform regional service development, service configuration and infrastructure requirements of South Island DHB's over the next several years.

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Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts 2016

WellNow Canterbury is our bi-annual community health magazine. We have combined this November 2016 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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Canterbury DHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2015/16

A serious adverse event (SAE) is one which has resulted in significant additional treatment, major loss of function, is life threatening or has led to an unexpected death.

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Canterbury DHB Statement of Intent 2016/2020

The Canterbury DHB's Statement of Intent 2016/2020 sets out the key financial and non-financial measures and targets that the Canterbury health system aims to achieve.

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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2015/2016

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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Canterbury DHB Healthy Food and Drink Policy

  • Date: 1 Sep 2016
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Healthy Food and Drink Policy , adopted by Canterbury DHB in September 2016

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Canterbury and West Coast Health Disability Action Plan

Marking a major milestone for equitable care, the collaborative Canterbury and the West Coast Health Disability Action Plan was launched in July 2016.

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Chief Executives business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure 2015/2016

  • Date: 30 Jun 2016
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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.

More informationDownload pdf (30KB)

South Island Health Services Plan 2016/19

The South Island Regional Health Services Plan articulates the regional direction and key principles that will inform regional service development, service configuration and infrastructure requirements of South Island DHB's over the next several years.

More informationDownload pdf (3MB)

Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2015/2016

The Canterbury DHB's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the coming financial year (1 July to 30 June).

More informationDownload pdf (5MB)

Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2016/2017

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

More informationDownload pdf (2.7MB)

Canterbury DHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2014/15

A serious adverse event (SAE) is one which has resulted in significant additional treatment, major loss of function, is life threatening or has led to an unexpected death.

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Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts 2014/15

Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts provide a picture of how well our Health System is meeting Canterbury's health needs.

More informationDownload pdf (6MB)

Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2014/2015

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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Canterbury DHB Unflued Gas Heaters Position Statement

Canterbury DHB position statement about Unflued Gas Heaters.

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Chief Executives business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure 2014/2015

  • Date: 30 Jun 2015
  • Document Type:

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.

More informationDownload pdf (30KB)

South Island Health Services Plan 2015/18

The South Island Regional Health Services Plan articulates the regional direction and key principles that will inform regional service development, service configuration and infrastructure requirements of South Island DHB's over the next several years.

More informationDownload pdf (4MB)

Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2015/2016

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

More informationDownload pdf (1.5MB)

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