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

Funding

25 documents.

Palliative care

Palliative care services provided by DHB / Costs / staffing.

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Population based funding 2019-2020

The Canterbury DHB Annual Report 2019/2020, at page 48, disclosed Ministry of Health population-based funding for the year ended 30 June 2020 of $1,565,331,000 (2019: $1,463,233,000).

    1. With respect to the 2020 funding, which I presume is paid in advance to the CDHB, with accounting adjustments to match the revenue to the financial year, can you please advise the amounts received and when they were received in relation to the FY2020 year, and the accounting adjustments which resulted in the reported figure of $1,565,331,000.
    2. In relation to the FY2020 funding, and each tranche which I presume is paid on a regular basis to the CDHB, what information does the MOH provide to the CDHB regarding how those funds were calculated in accordance with the population-based funding formula?
    3. Alternatively, it may be the CDHB does not receive any advice about the PBFF at all and instead just receives tranches of funds as the year progresses. Am I right in that assumption?
    4. May I also ask if you have been advised of any reviews of the PBFF subsequent to the 2015 Technical Report?

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Money paid to Mosque attack victims

Information pertaining to the amount of funds paid by your Agency/ Organisation / Department / Ministry directly to victims of the March 15 2019 terror attacks on the two Christchurch Mosques.

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Letter from Ministry of Health to CDHB re Equity Support for 2020-21

  • Date: 2 Oct 2020

In conjunction with this letter from the Ministry of Health, Canterbury DHB have issued a statement about the equity support for 2020-21.

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Community pharmacy funding

How much of the total $18m was allocated to Canterbury Pharmacies? How much has been spent to date 9/9/2020).

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Breast reconstruction wait list

Genea Oxford Fertility Ltd

Genea Oxford Fertility's concerns about the RFP process for 'Assisted Reproductive Technology Services' for South Island and decision reached by CDHB.

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Community pharmacy critical services funding

RE $18m fund for community pharmacy, notably those deemed "critical" or supplying "critical services".

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Canterbury DHB Long Term Investment Plan, July 2019 – June 2029

The Canterbury DHB Long Term Investment Plan outlines our investment approach to meeting anticipated demand on the Canterbury Health System over the next ten years.

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Internal legal costs incurred by Canterbury DHB

Internal legal costs incurred by Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.

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Hillmorton Hospital facilities

RE Govt $79m being spent at Hillmorton Hospital/Campus: Correspondence CDHB/MoH/Minister of Health last two years re this. Breakdown of how the money is being spent. How much going into extra staff and nurses at Hillmorton Hospital.

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Costs of the White Island incident

White Island incident: Direct costs broken down by total figure; breakdown of where the costs were lost from i.e. cancelling elective surgeries, having to reschedule outpatient appointments, equipment needed, additional staffing hours.

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Funding for catering services vs youth sexual health services

Annual spend on lunches provided for multi disciplinary team lunchtime meetings for medical and other staff. How much DHB spends over whole organisation? Was cutting that budget considered before cutting the funding for youth sexual health consultations in primary care, in order to cut costs at the DHB?

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Legal costs incurred 2018-2019

Legal costs for 2018/2019 incurred by Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer prevention funding and expenditure in the last 10 years.

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Priority spending and cancer treatment

Priority Spending and cancer treatment. What is the DHB's top ten priorities for spending in the 2019/2020 financial year, and in the past five financial years? Proportion of patients accepted for urgent diagnostic colonoscopy who received the procedure with 14 days. Proportion of patients who received their first treatment within 62 days of being referred with a high suspicion of cancer and a need to be seen within 2 weeks for each of the last five years.

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Publicly funded fertility treatment

information about publicly funded fertility treatment during the last ten years.

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Brief Intervention Counselling Funding

How much funding does your DHB receive or allocate directly through Primary Health Organisations for Brief Intervention Counselling BICs

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Mental health funding 2017-2018

How much was the DHB funded per person for mental health services 2017/2018.

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Mental health services staffing and funding

Request regarding staffing and funding for mental health services in Canterbury.

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Canterbury DHB 2013 Census Snapshot

What the Census Tells Us is a quick snapshot of the latest census data available.

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Correspondence with Pharmacy Council NZ

Correspondence with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand between 1 November 2017 and 31 March 2018.

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Information about breast reconstruction

What is the DHB’s total annual funding allocation for breast reconstruction? What advice does the DHB give to patients about...

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Rural Service Level Alliance

Nature of and funding levels of the Rural Service Level Alliance Teams.

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Canterbury DHB Benchmarking Report – 2017

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has undertaken a benchmarking exercise in which its expenditure per capita in a range of service areas in 2009/10 and 2015/16 is compared with the equivalent national average expenditure for that financial year.

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