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

Clinical Leaders Group

6 documents.

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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Correspondence about Hospital facilities

All correspondence (including reports, letters, emails, texts) between the CDHB board chair Sir John Hansen, and the clinical leaders group, and Ministry of Health staff (including Crown Monitor Lester Levy) regarding hospital facilities from August 18 to September 18 2020.

All correspondence between the clinical leaders group and CDHB executive leadership team staff members regarding hospital facilities from August 18 to September 18 2020

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Clinicians correspondence with Canterbury DHB Board during 2020

Communications/correspondence between the Canterbury DHB clinicians and Board over the last six months.

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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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Christchurch Hospital Master Plan Tower 3 Compliance Costs

Minutes from the Board meeting on May 1 2020 (that were publicly excluded) in regards to the Christchurch Hospital Campus Master Plan – Tower 3 and Compliance Costs?

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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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