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

Alcohol

9 documents.

Alcohol related harm

Drug and Alcohol Residential Services

RE Alcohol and Drug residential services: Live in treatment services: number, name, location, number closed between 2015 and 2021. Wait list for these facilities, average wait time, Alcohol and detox beds - located and how many? Average wait time for drug and alcohol detox bed. Average number of people on wait list for drug and alcohol detox bed between 2015 and 2021.

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Alcohol licensing information

  • Alcohol licensing information PHUs

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Emergency Department Attendances – May to July 2019 and 2020

  • Can you provide the number of attendances to the emergency department over May, June and July last year -- and the same data for the year before?
  • Can you provide the number of ED attendances related to alcohol during May, June and July last year -- and the same data for the year before?

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Alcohol related harm

  • Alcohol related harm: 2015-2020 Ytd: number of people treated / Age / Ethnicity.
  • Number of people admitted / age/ ethnicity. Number of people who died from alcohol related harm and the cost for each person who was treated for alcohol related causes.

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Returnees health and wellbeing issues

  • To date, how many returnees have indicated, or it has been discovered by MIQ staff, they have health and wellbeing issues requiring assessment /treatment by a clinician?
  • To date, how many returnees have indicated, or it has been discovered by MIQ staff, they have addiction issues requiring assessment/treatment by a clinician?

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Issues with patients or visitors who are intoxicated

On how many occasions have police or security been called to help contain issues with patients or visitors who were believed to be impaired by alcohol? Number of staff reporting abuse, harassment or physical assault by patients or people visiting suspected of being under the influence of alcohol?

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Admissions for Under 18 year olds related to alcohol

Annual statistics detailing admissions for underage drinkking between 2015 and 2018 across the CDHB.

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Canterbury DHB Alcohol Position Statement

Canterbury DHB position statement on Alcohol, July 2012

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