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

Buildings

14 documents.

Waiapa building – medical air outlets in operating theatres

Please note this request has been made to both Te Whatu Ora Waitaha and Nationally as well as the Ministry of Health.

  • Please supply all design, planning information, documentation and correspondence relating to the installation of medical air outlets into the new Waipapa Operating Theatre Complex at CDHB/Te Whatu Ora Waitaha, Christchurch.
  • I am specifically interested in decisions made around the in-theatre fit out of medical air outlets, rather than installation / infrastructure outside the operating theatre.

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Earthquake-prone buildings

RE earthquake-prone buildings owned, occupied, rented, leased or in use by Canterbury DHB.

  • A count and list of all buildings owned, occupied, rented, leased or in use.
  • The count and list of buildings from question 1 that have had a seismic assessment since 1 July 2017.
  • The count and list of buildings from question 1 that have not had a seismic assessment since 1 July 2017.
  • The count and list of those from question 1 that are currently earthquake prone.
  • The count and list of those from question 4 that are between 20 percent and less than 34 percent of the New Building Standard (NBS).
  • The count and list of those from question 4 that are less than 20 percent of the New Building Standard (NBS).

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Issues regarding the Waipapa hospital building

Re Waipapa / new hospital building:

  • List of all errors / failings / issues discovered by DHB since the building was handed over last year.
  • List of all issues flagged with MoH / CPB for remediation. Please provide any correspondence with the Ministry/CPB about issues discovered with the rooms, and any documents or reports about potential solutions.

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Passive Fire defects in Waipapa building at Christchurch Hospital

  • Correspondence re passive fire defects relating to ChCh hospital Waipapa / Hagley over the past 12 months

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Correspondence regarding the business case and redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital Campus

Any correspondence in the last six months between the executive management team and senior clinical staff/leaders about the refurbishment of Parkside hospital wards and the business case for Tower three and/or tower four AND any correspondence between Sir John Hansen and MoH staff in the last six months about the refurbishment of Parkside hospital wards and the business case for Tower three and/or tower four

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Temporary fencing

Temporary fencing utilised since 2010 earthquakes: cost, supplier, tender process, length of time in place, how many kilometres of fencing, repairing vandalism i.e. graffiti, lifespan of fencing.

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Prefabricated buildings in use at hospitals

The number of prefabricated buildings currently in use at hospitals?”

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Clinical Leaders Group (CLG) correspondence regarding the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital Campus

Any correspondence between: Clinical Leaders Group and: CDHB, MoH, Minister of Health's office following the special Board Meeting held 1/5/2020 where CDHB board members voted to endorse the $150m five-storey tower block at Christchurch Hospital.

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Clinical Leaders Group correspondence regarding the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital Campus

All correspondence from Clinical Leaders Group, or any correspondence from individual clinicians on behalf of the group, to CDHB management regarding the redevelopment of the Christchurch Hospital campus and the two business cases in 2019 up to the submission of the business cases.

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Passive fire defects and WOFs

A list of passive fire defects identified, per building, and those buildings' IL ratings? Who made the call that a WOF can be issued even though passive fire is not up to scratch? Details of what has been rectified, what hasn't and what will be (repair timeline).

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Updates for buildings – Hillmorton Burwood Christchurch Womens Clinical Services Building and Parkside

Updates for buildings - Hillmorton Burwood Christchurch Women's Clinical Services Building and Parkside

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Correspondence regarding Acute Services Building

Correspondence between Canterbury DHB and HRPG and Ministry of Health regarding the Acute Services Building.

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Buildings and Facilities identified as needing remediation or building work

A list of all buildings/facilities that have been identified as needing remediation or building works.

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