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

Measles

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Winter illness preparedness

Winter illness preparedness reports, briefing documents or modelling for influenza, RSV, measles or whooping cough illness in relation to the upcoming 2022 winter season.

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COVID-19 tests and identifying measles

Regarding COVID vaccinations: How do testing protocols uniquely and individually identify the subject as having one or more of the following if they test positive? 

  • Measles virus

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Measles

  • Provide all documentation and evidence in support of MOH statement section 3.1.4 that GEN-A strain of measles is not transmissible.
  • Provide all documentation and evidence in support of 2019 measles epidemic that lab confirmed GEN-A was not transferred from another vaccine recipient partially or fully vaccinated.
  • Provide all documentation and evidence in support of B3 or D8 strains not resulting from transmission by GEN-A strain. Provide all documents and evidence in support that B3 and D8 strains are not endemic in New Zealand.
  • Provide all documents and evidence for identification of multiple strains B3 D8 GEN-A (any combination) that were laboratory confirmed in individuals.
  • Provide all documents and evidence that lab confirmed GEN-A strains were in vaccinated individuals only.
  • Provide all documents and evidence of unvaccinated individuals identified with GEN-A strain.

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Cost of Measles

Measles: cost to the DHB from the measles epidemic, number of measles related presentations, number of admissions, number ICU admissions and average bed days in ICU, total of bed days due to measles related illness.

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Measles WHO report

Why so few discarded cases in the WHO report when the vast majority of PCR test are negative.

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Measles vaccine

Correspondence sent and received by officials responsible for ordering vaccines about the need for more measles vaccines.

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Measles popup clinics

Information regarding Measles pop up clinics held since outbreak began.

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The immunisation status of DHB staff

The immunisation status of medical/DHB staff mentioned as having contracted measles. How many of these and wider cases of DHB staff were vaccinated? How many shots did they receive? How close after the vaccines did they contract the measles?

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Information about Measles outbreak email notifications to DHB CEO’s

Measles - Email notification to DHB CEO notifying them of measles outbreak 28/2/2019

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Staff and patients with vaccine preventable diseases

How many DHB health workers have contracted vaccine preventable illnesses such as measles, whooping cough or flue while employed by DHB in last decade? Had these workers been vaccinated? How many patients, if any, have contracted vaccine preventable illnesse3s from Health workers or other patients while in hospital in past decade?

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Vaccination rates among health workers

Any information the DHB holds about vaccination / immunisation rates for its health workers.

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Measles and Vitamin A

What are the WHO Vitamin A dosing guidelines for patients hospitalised with measles? Number of patients treated with Vitamin A for measles. How much Vitamin A stock does DHB hold?

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Denotified measles

Re 13 cases of denotified measles. What was the time interval between vaccination and specimen connection/collection? Number of other such cases in last five years?

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Measles presentations to WHO

Any documentation/presentations presented at the World Health Organisation 8th meeting Vaccine Preventable Diseases Laboratory Networks in Manila, March 2019.

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Measles notifications and test results

National Measles Laboratory measles notifications and test results.

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Measles Outbreak 2019

How many measles cases have been confirmed as caused by vaccine strains of the virus over the last five years and time interval between each case and their last MMR vaccination?

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Measles Outbreak 2019

For the 236 notified cases that were investigated: Date of notification, age, vaccination status, result of investigation? Admission status.

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Transmission of measles among siblings

Transmission of measles virus from one sibling to another sibling

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Measles outbreak 2019

About the Measles outbreak in Canterbury 2019.

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Measles

All correspondence this year regarding Measles Outbreak - CDHB staff with MoH, Pharmac, Canterbury Primary Response Group.

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