RED

Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

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

Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

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

More COVID-19 information:

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. It is an action plan, and so the launch is only the beginning.

The aim of the Plan is to ensure people who experience disability in across the Transalpine area have the health services they need and are included in decisions about their health care. This ten year Plan is the product of more than a year of consultation with Disabled Person’s Organisations (DPOs) to define priorities for the first two years and map our way forward for the next eight.

It’s a work in progress, as it needs to remain responsive to people’s changing needs. Consultation too is ongoing and one of the most important actions for the coming year is to invite input from the wider community, particularly those with a disability who aren’t represented through a DPO.

Having your say on the plan

In August 2019 the general public were invited by Canterbury and West Coast DHB's to provide feedback about the plan so that it can be refreshed and updated.

Disability Steering Group (DSG)

The formation of a steering group with representatives from the community, the disability sector and from across the health system marks the achievement of the first of the Plan's promised actions

The purpose of the group is to ensure people with disabilities in the Canterbury and West Coast District Health Board areas have the health services they need, and feel included in decisions about their health care. The group has been selected to ensure the right balance of representation and to gather round a single table a wide range of relevant knowledge and expertise.

Read more about the Disability Steering Group (DSG)

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