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Hospital visiting guidelines updated 20 July 2022: Hospital visitors must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for detailed information about hospital visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for information about vaccinations.

We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
20 July 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 Wednesday 20 July 2022

With the recent resurgence in cases in Canterbury, largely due to the Omicron BA.5 subvariant we are seeing an increase in demand right across the health system. Presentations to our Christchurch ED and Ashburton’s AAU are higher than ever and admission rates are high, which means we have a shortage of resourced beds.

Recently, we have seen too many unwell people coming to visit someone in hospital and too many that cannot or will not wear a medical mask. This increases the risk to vulnerable people in hospital. For these reasons we need to everything we can to minimise these risks.

We have therefore tightened visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury hospitals and health facilities.

Kia whakahaumaru te whānau, me ngā iwi katoa – this is to keep everybody safe:

  • One visitor per patient in the hospital at any given time, except where stated otherwise in the ‘exceptions’ section below.
  • No visitors under 16 to any part of our facilities.
  • No visitors to COVID +ve patients other than in exceptional circumstances.
  • No eating or drinking at the bedside or anywhere other than cafes or areas designated for eating/drinking, as taking your mask off puts patients at risk.
  • Visitors or support people must not visit our facilities if they are unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms (even if they have tested negative) or have had a recent tummy bug.
  • Do not visit if you are COVID +ve or a household contact of someone who has tested positive
  • Surgical/medical masks must be worn at all times at all sites and will be provided if people don’t have them. Mask exemptions do not apply in our facilities – people who cannot tolerate a mask cannot visit at this time.
  • Hand sanitiser stations are visible and must be used.

By sticking to the rules above, you help keep our patients, staff, other visitors and yourself safe. We 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.

Exceptions to the ‘one visitor’ policy

  • Exceptions can apply in some circumstances where trusted whānau members provide assistance, reassurance and other support for therapeutic care or on compassionate grounds – please talk to the ward’s Charge Nurse to discuss this before you come to hospital to visit. For whānau with an essential support role as a Partner in Care – again, please check with the ward’s Charge Nurse before you come to hospital to visit.
  • People attending Christchurch ED or Ashburton AAU can have one support person with them.
  • Women in labour and in the birthing suite can have two named support people + their community LMC/midwife if they have one – for the duration of the birth only. All other women on the Maternity Ward are allowed one support person for the duration of their stay in our facilities at Christchurch Women’s Hospital and other maternity units. Only one support person can be with each woman in the maternity ward, and one support person for maternity clinic appointments. No under 16s are allowed to visit or attend appointments.
  • Parents/caregivers can be with their baby in NICU.
  • Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital (Except Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day patients where only one parent or caregiver is permitted).
  • People requiring support when attending an appointment can have one support person. Please let the relevant service know if you need this so they are able to accommodate your request.

Visiting patients with COVID-19

  • To avoid them becoming infected with COVID-19 and passing it one, visitors to COVID-19 positive patients will not be allowed except in extenuating circumstances – by prior agreement with the Charge Nurse Manager only, and wearing an N95 mask.
  • Other methods of communication will be facilitated e.g. phone, facetime, zoom etc.

You must NOT visit the hospital if you

  • are a household contact of a COVID-19 positive case
  • are COVID-19 positive
  • Have a cold or flu/COVID-19-like symptoms (even if you are testing negative for COVID-19)

Exceptions for people with disabilities

An exception will be made for people with disabilities who are in hospital or have to attend an outpatient appointment – where they need a support person to access health services. For example, a sign language interpreter, support person for someone with a learning disability, or someone to assist with mobility. The support person is in addition to the one permitted visitor.

Everyone visiting our facilities must wear a mask, no exceptions

While we appreciate that some people have legitimate reasons for being exempt from wearing a mask and may even have an official card to confirm this, people who cannot or will not wear a mask cannot visit someone in hospital or attend hospital, other than to access healthcare treatment*. This is another measure to minimise the risk to vulnerable patients.

*healthcare treatment includes: Emergency Department care, outpatient appointments, surgery or a procedure. 

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

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Seismic Report for The Princess Margaret Hospital

Seismic/Building report done on Princess Margaret Hospital / Main Building

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COVID-19 vaccination rollout targets

  1. Can you provide all correspondence with and reporting to the Ministry of Health in relation to the determination of targets for the vaccination roll-out.

 

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COVID-19 vaccination rollout

  1. A summary of how many people are in each of the four Covid-19 vaccine rollout groups in areas administered by the CDHB. Additionally, I would like the same summary provided just for the area of greater Christchurch city.
  2. I would also like a weekly breakdown of the number of vaccinations that the CDHB is targeting for each of these groups. This could be provided as a weekly summary of the number of people the CDHB is expecting to be vaccinated in each group, from the beginning of the vaccination programme until the end.

 

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COVID-19 vaccination programme

  1. All correspondence between the Canterbury Primary Response Group and CDHB staff in the past two months (May, June, July to-date), regarding concerns about the speed rolling out the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
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  3. I've been told someone organising the rollout was fired/moved aside due to the slow rollout speed. Please provide details of any action taken by the CDHB to discipline staff involved in the rollout, or actions taken to improve the speed of the rollout. 4.Please provide correspondence between the CDHB and MoH staff in the past two months (May, June, July to-date) regarding concerns about the speed of the Covid vaccination roll-out in Canterbury.

 

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Canterbury DHB Board – Meeting Agenda – 16 September 2021

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External contractors employed by Planning and Funding and IT departments

Can you please provide me with details of contractors/non FTE staff you have working under the funding and planning, and the IT department?
Function: gender date started at DHB date when IT account was setup, hourly rate P&F or IT M/F dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy $xxx

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Alcohol licensing information

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Cyber Security

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Abortion information in 2020 and 2021 reports

A copy of the information on abortion provided to the Ministry of Health in your Boards quarterly reports for the last quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.

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EY Taskforce Programme Support Phase 2

EY Taskforce Programme Support Phase 2

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Mental Health Staffing

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  • What is the role of police in assisting the crisis mental health team if they are unable to manage a patient?

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Male Prisoners admitted to Hillmorton Hospital in 2016 and 2017

The number of patients from Christchurch Men’s’ Prison who were admitted to Hillmorton Hospital and discharged in 2016 and 2017?

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Hospital admissions due to dog injuries

  • Number of people admitted to Christchurch Hospital in 2021 due to dog attacks.

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Canterbury DHB Board – Meeting Agenda – 19 August 2021

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MKWCT In – Komiti Board Hui -17 August 2021

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKWCT) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Progressive Procurement Policy

  • Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors asking whether they meet the definition of a Māori business;
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Planned Care Services 2020-2023 Three Year Plan

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MIQ Mental Health prescriptions cost

  • How many people staying in MIQ facilities have sought assistance from Ministry of Health mental health teams that operate on-site during the same period (16/03/2020 - 16/04/2021)?
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Referrals by GP’s for joint replacement surgery

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Te Tumu Waiora Information Emergency Department Mental Health

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Colonoscopy data in last five years

Colonoscopies:

  • How many done last year?
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Crohn’s Disease

Total number of patients with Crohn's disease of ulcerative colitis to receive biologic treatments (infliximab, adalumimab) between 2016 and 2020 inclusive who were:

  • White New Zealander
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External contractors 2020-2021

The amount of money your department /organisation has spent on the hiring of external contractors in the 2020/2021 financial year.

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People with COVID-19 in MIQ

  • How many Covid-19 infected persons in MIQ were admitted to Hospital?
  • How many were put on a respirator.
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Ambulance delays at Emergency Department

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Transmasculine surgery

All information and documentation regarding the decision to select patients for transmasculine chest reconstruction surgery from the GP referral pool via a number randomisation technique.

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Covid Vaccination staff job description and details

  1. The Job Description of the person in charge (or employed within the Canterbury District Health Board) of the current and local (Canterbury region) Covid 19 Vaccination process.
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Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) Meeting Agenda – 5 August 2021

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

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Chief Executives business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure 2020/2021 – Peter Bramley

  • Date: 2 Aug 2021
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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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Chief Executives business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure 2020/2021 – David Meates

  • Date: 2 Aug 2021
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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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Chief Executives business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure 2020/2021 – Andrew Brant

  • Date: 2 Aug 2021
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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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Disability Steering Group (DSG) Meeting Minutes – 29 July 2021

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

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MKWCT In – Komiti Board Hui – 20 July 2021

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKWCT) Board Meeting Minutes.

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Covid-19 vaccination booking system performance

For the booking system pilot at Kaikōura Vaccination Centre (and any other pilot sites in CDHB), I request copies of all documents that discuss the system's performance and any issues encountered.

 

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PET CT Scans referrals for the last 3 years

  • How many PET CT scans have been referred per year the past 3 years? 
  • How many PET CT scans have been referred this year so far?
  • What percentage of the patients being referred are Maori? 
  • What is the average cost per PET CT scan referral?

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Covid-19 treatment provided in managed quarantine

I request the following information relating to Managed Quarantine:

  • What treatment, if any, was given to these 'positive cases'?

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments missed in 2021

The number of scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments that were missed by people for each month to date in 2021.

 

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People going from MIQ to be detained in mental health facilities

Partial transfer from MBIE: Questions 2,3 and 4: RE People re-entering NZ and going into quarantine. From quarantine, some will be labelled 'psychiatrically disturbed' and they will go from quarantine in mental health facilities.

  • How many went into Mental Health facility and been involuntarily detained?
  • How many are still retained in government institutions?

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