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 other 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 are able to 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, WhatApp 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 other than a parent or caregiver 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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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2020/21

The Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2020/2021 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 2019/20

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 Annual Report 2019/20

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Canterbury DHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2019/20

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EY Taskforce Review – Phase 1- July 2020

  • Date: 31 Jul 2020
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EY was commissioned to provide an independent perspective on Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)’s financial performance, and actions underway to improve performance. EY was also asked to provide advice on aspects of CDHB’s control environment.

Please note that this July 2020 report was a snapshot in time based on the information then available to EY. Some of the information and findings in the report were challenged, verified and subsequently updated. Many of the recommendations, and others have also since been implemented. Accordingly, the information in this report may no longer be accurate.

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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report 2018/19

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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2018/19

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Canterbury DHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2018/19

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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2017/2018

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Canterbury DHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2017/18

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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report 2017/18

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Canterbury DHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2016/17

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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2016/2017

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

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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 Serious Adverse Events Report 2015/16

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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2015/2016

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Canterbury DHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2014/15

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Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2014/2015

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