HOSPITAL VISITING

Hospital visiting guidelines updated 16 September 2022: Hospital visitors must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are not acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for detailed information about hospital visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for information about vaccinations.

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

Maternity

41 documents.

Maternity – Time from birth to discharge

Time from birth to discharge for most recent month.

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Maternal Mental Health

Number of women referred to Maternal Mental Health in 2021 and number accepted. Current wait times for maternal mental health.

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St George’s Hospital maternity services

Correspondence re St George's maternity / birthing / post-natal services August 2021 to 29/03/2022 and a copy of the contract.

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St George’s Hospital maternity services

Information about the St George's Hospital maternity services contract with Canterbury DHB.

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Fetal Deaths and Neonatal Deaths (additional questions re vaccination status)

Follow up to CDHB 10746 Fetal deaths and neonatal deaths.

  1. Please supply the covid 19 vaccination status for every Canterbury DHB mother who has experienced a stillbirth or a neonatal death in 2021.
  2. Please provide the date of covid 19 vaccination receipt (and if it was a first or second dose) and the date of the stillbirth or neonatal death for each mother.

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Fetal Deaths and Neonatal Deaths

Medical Certificate of Causes of Fetal and Neonatal Death' forms that have been filled out, per month, since June 2020 to date in your District Health Board area. (Ministry of Health web page reference:
https://bit.ly/3mGoO1q )

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Child heart surgery and subsequent pregnancy/births

How many individuals in New Zealand had full open-heart surgery as a child (<16) and subsequently went on to become pregnant and give birth.  

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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report 2019/20

The Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report is published each year and submitted to the Ministry of Health.

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Maternity Counselling

Funding if any provided to PIPS (Pregnancy Infancy Parenting Support). Criteria for allowing members of pregnancy support groups to provide counselling or advice to DHB patients.

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Primary birthing unit and endoscopy site

Correspondence between Norma Campbell and CoM, EMT & Sir John Hansen on primary birthing unit & endoscopy site since June 2019.

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Māori & Pacific Fertility Services

How many Māori and Pacific Island women (both as a figure and a percentage) received publicly funded fertility treatment through the DHB over the past two years.

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Primary birthing units in Rolleston and central Christchurch

All and any reports and correspondence re new primary birthing unit in Rolleston and/or central Christchurch in the past three years.

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Safety and security of maternity patients

  • How many women gave birth at Christchurch Women's Hospital because there were concerns for her safety?
  • Can you provide a breakdown of those women by age and ethnicity?
  • How many women booked to give birth at Christchurch Women's Hospital were supported with a safety plan for their birth as part of the Integrated Safety Response? 
  • Can you provide a breakdown of those women by age and ethnicity?
  • How many times were security called to respond to a perceived/real threat of violence to a woman at Christchurch Women's Hospital before/during/after giving birth there?

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Postnatal care

Postnatal care:

  • Average wait time after referral to general gynaecology, urogynaecology or OASIS clinic.
  • Wait time after referral for physiotherapy related to womens postnatal health.
  • % patients referred for physiotherapy.
  • Does CDHB currently have a full staff roster of gynaecologists and physiotherapists.?

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Ages of youngest and oldest women to give birth from 2017-2020

Age of youngest and oldest woman to give birth at DHB facilities each year 2017 - 2020 YTD.

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Women booked with hospital-based midwives and LMC’s

  • By month and since November 1 2019, the number of women booked with a hospital-based midwife/service.
  • If there is a breakdown of the above figure to show how many women were so booked because they couldn’t find or book with a community midwife/Lead Maternity Carer (LMC), can this please be provided.

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Maternity cot capacity

Maternity - What are the additional costs associated with increasing cot capacity above budget? Cost of sending a woman away to give birth, including flights - over last five years. Comparing cost of sending a woman away to give birth and cost of increasing capacity, which one is cheapest?

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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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Number of births during the COVID-19 lockdown

The number of births at Canterbury District Health Board facilities and home births during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown from March 25 to April 27. Can this information be broken down by location: at Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch Women's Hospital, Ashburton Hospital, Darfield Hospital, Kaikōura Health, Lincoln Maternity Hospital, Rangiora Health Hub, other CDHB facilities, or a home birth, and by date and sex. Can figures also be provided for the same period in 2019.

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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report 2018/19

The Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report is published each year and submitted to the Ministry of Health.

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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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Drug use of mothers with babies

Information about drug use of mothers with babies

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Woman giving birth as a man

In the last three years how many women who have undergone gender affirmation surgery who have given birth as a man after the surgery?

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Maternity staffing issues and complaints

Information about Maternity services staffing in Canterbury.

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Mothers babies transferred outside CDHB

How often have expectant mothers and or newborn babies been transferred to DHBs outside Canterbury?

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Information about Caesarean sections

Current rates of Caesarean section in Canterbury 2018. Unplanned or emergency caesarean section 2018. Total number of registered live births in Canterbury 2018.

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Review of total birthing population against clinical indicators

Copy of review of total birthing population against clinical indicators.

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Reviews of Maternity and Neonatal Units

The most recent reviews of CDHB Maternity and NICU Units

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Women transferred to give birth

How many women have been transferred to another city to give birth in the past six months

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Hours worked by senior doctors on Hospital maternity wards

Hours worked by senior doctors and consultants on Hospital maternity wards

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Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health Care: Number of live births, funding dedicated to this, dedicated team, How many women did the service see / treat in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Publicly funded fertility treatment

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

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Assessment Pathway

Is your DHB able to provide an Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) assessment to determine if a person has this disorder?

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Length of stay in birthing and Post-natal units

Average length of stay for women and babies in birthing units and Post-natal unit since 2015.

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Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report 2017/18

The Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report is published each year and submitted to the Ministry of Health.

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Non resident births in hospitals run by Canterbury DHB and costs

Non resident births in hospitals run by Canterbury DHB

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Maternity Current number of staff employed and vacancies

Maternity Ward - Number of staff employed, vacancies and any reports or information regarding staffing problems within the...

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Maternity Staff vacancies Maternity Unit – Post natal ward

CDHB Maternity Unit - staff vacancies, how often has the unit been code red in past year.

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Maternal Mental Health Services Wait time

What is the average wait time for maternal mental health services at the Canterbury and West Coast DHB?

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