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Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests current case numbers in regions of Canterbury and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
19 April 2022

For visitors to all facilities effective from Tuesday 19 April 2022

With the change to the ORANGE Traffic Light setting, Canterbury DHB is easing its visitor policy in recognition of the fact we have passed the peak of the current Omicron outbreak and case numbers are slowly reducing.

The following visitor restrictions are now in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  • One adult visitor may be accompanied by no more than one child over the age of 12 per patient in the hospital at any given time, except where stated otherwise in the ‘exceptions’ section below.  No children under 12 and those 12 and over must be accompanied by an adult and wear a medical mask.
  • Visitors or support people should not visit our facilities if they are unwell.
  • Surgical/medical masks must be worn at all times at all Canterbury DHB sites and will be provided if people don’t have them.
  • Hand sanitiser stations are visible and must be used.

By adhering to these conditions, you help keep our patients, staff, other visitors and yourself safe. We 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.

Exceptions to the ‘one visitor’ policy

  • Exceptions can apply in some circumstances (ie more than one visitor) where a trusted whānau member provides assistance, reassurance and other support for therapeutic care or on compassionate grounds – please talk to the ward’s Charge Nurse to discuss this before you come to hospital to visit. For whānau with an essential support role as a Partner in Care – please check with the ward’s Charge Nurse before you come to hospital to visit
  • People attending Christchurch ED or Ashburton AAU can have one support person with them
  • Women in labour and in the birthing suite can have two support people, and women on the Maternity Ward are allowed one support person for the duration of their stay in our facilities at Christchurch Womens Hospital. Only one support person can be with each woman in the maternity ward, and one support person for maternity clinic appointments, no children are allowed to visit.
  • Parents/caregivers can be with their baby in NICU.
  • Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital (Except Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day patients where only one parent or caregiver is permitted, following a supervised negative RAT result)
  • Children who are inpatients, one other visitor (other than a parent or caregiver) is able to visit in consultation with the nurse in charge.
  • People requiring support when attending an appointment can have one support person. Please let the relevant service know if you need this so they are able to accommodate your request.

Exceptions for people with disabilities

An exception will be made for people with disabilities who are in hospital or have to attend an outpatient appointment – where they need a support person to access health services. For example, a sign language interpreter, support person for someone with a learning disability, or someone to assist with mobility. The support person is in addition to the one permitted visitor.

Face covering exemption cards

The Exemptions Team at the Ministry of Health is now responsible for processing requests for Face Covering Communication Cards.

Updated information about mask wearing, and how to request an exemption card can now be found here. People unable to request an exemption card online can call 0800 28 29 26 and select option 2, or text 8988

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information

Maori

16 documents.

COVID-19 vaccinations for Māori

Covid-19 vaccination programmes and planning for Māori:

  • Copies of any plans formulated to vaccinate Māori in the region against Covid-19.
  • Details of measures the DHB has taken to provide vaccinations to Māori in the region, including staffing and resourcing.
  • Reports, briefings, memos, or other updates provided to the DHB's senior leadership on the progress of Covid-19 vaccine rollout to Māori.
  • Details of any data the DHB is collecting to monitor the vaccination of Māori against Covid-19. correspondence between senior leadership and the Ministry of Health relating to the vaccination of Māori against Covid-19.
  • Correspondence between senior leadership and other DHBs relating to the vaccination of Māori against Covid-19.
  • Correspondence between senior leadership and Māori health providers, experts and/or iwi relating to the vaccination of Māori against Covid-19.

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Immunisations for Maori and Pacific children, information about vaccine hesitancy

Immunisations for Maori and Pacific children / vaccine hesitancy including in relation to the Covid vaccine.

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Progressive Procurement Policy

  • Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors asking whether they meet the definition of a Māori business;
  • Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors advising them of the requirements of the Progressive Procurement Policy;
  • The number/value of contracts your agency has terminated because a supplier or contractor didn’t meet the definition of a Māori business since the Progressive Procurement Policy came into force;
  • The number/value of contracts your agency has signed with Māori businesses since the Progressive Procurement Policy came into force.

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Psychiatrists ethnicity

Re Mental Health Act 1992:

  • What is the ethnicity of psychiatrists currently working in DHB psychiatric inpatient units and what is the ethnicity of allied clinical staff working in DHB psychiatric units?
  • What DHB protocols are there for ensuring Maori Clinical staff care for Maori Tangata Whaiora?

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Maori mental health Marae access

  • Please confirm how many of the DHBs have a marae accessible to Maori inpatients in DHB psychiatric units.
  • Please advise in exact terms the measures each DHB uses to ensure the Tino Rangitiratanga of Maori Inpatients in Psychiatric Inpatient Units? Clarified as: "only relates to Maori subject to the Mental Health Act 1992".

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Māori Non-Māori Mental Health Services

  • How many non-Māori are currently on a waitlist for psychological intervention with a psychologist?
  • Māori specific MH - Criteria for acceptance into service?
  • Number of referrals 2019/20 FY?
  • Referrals for each service / diagnosis?
  • Referrals accepted in absence of psychiatric diagnosis?
  • Referral declined and reasons?

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Elective surgery for Māori patients

Does the Board have a policy to prioritise Māori and/or Pasifika patients on elective surgery waiting lists? Pressures of deferred surgery due to COVID-19?

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COVID-19 related hospitalisation and mortality rates for Māori, Non-Māori, Māori and non-Māori with lived experience of disability.

Covid-19 hospitalisation and mortality numbers by Māori, Non-Māori, Māori with lived experience of disability and non-Māori with lived experience of disability.

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Canterbury Maternity Strategy 2019

The Canterbury Maternity Strategy, also known as the Canterbury Maternity System Strategic Framework 2019-2024 puts māmā and pēpi at the centre of what we do and what we want to achieve.

The vision statement within the strategy states that Canterbury maternity services provide for the maternity needs of all māmā and whānau as and when needed during their maternity journey in order to enable the best start to life for all pēpi and the ongoing wellbeing of mothers. The strategy also contains statements about our values and provides details about the framework to be used by Canterbury maternity services.

 

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Māori colonoscopy

The percentages of Māori who have had a colonoscopy in the past year as compared with the percentage of Māori in local population.

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Māori health providers

Maori health providers currently being funded, services provided and annual funding 2012/13-2017/18.

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Waitangi Tribunal Research Report about disabled Māori

Request for information regarding the Waitangi Tribunal Research Report on disabled Māori.

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Policies and procedures related to hiring Maori staff for all public health units

Policies and procedures related to hiring Maori staff for all public health units. Quota for Maori staff etc

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HQSC suicide data 2016-2017 subgroup patients aged 15-24 at time of death

HQSC data released indicating that Canterbury DHB had 26 suspected suicides for the 2016/2017 year.

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