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

Earthquake

8 documents.

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).

Tags

More informationDownload pdf (1MB)

Seismic Report for The Princess Margaret Hospital

Seismic/Building report done on Princess Margaret Hospital / Main Building

Tags

More informationDownload pdf (85MB)

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.

Tags

More informationDownload pdf (400KB)

Seismic reports 2018

Any DHB seismic reports 2018. EQ prone buildings 2018. Non-structural seismic restraints provided by DHBs.

Tags

More informationDownload pdf (300KB)

Canterbury DHB Transition Plan 2012

The Transition Plan maps the course of this transition out of the damage caused by the earthquakes and into our future vision for a connected health system that puts the patient at the centre.

Tags

More informationDownload pdf

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

Tags

More informationDownload pdf (400KB)

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.

Tags

More informationDownload pdf (5MB)

Showing 1-8 of 8 results, page 1 of 1.

Page last updated: 13 June 2022

Is this page useful?