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

Outsourcing

8 documents.

Colonoscopy data in last five years

Colonoscopies:

  • How many done last year?
  • Of those, how many were outsourced to private providers and how many staff would this workload have required?
  • What was the cost of the outsourced procedures?
  • How many CDHB staff are qualified to do colonoscopies?
  • Any report on staffing requirements for endoscopy services post screening programme roll out.

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Medical Oncology staffing and leave management

Questions around Medical Oncology staffing numbers, leave taken by staff, and type of leave taken by staff.

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Colonoscopies in the last year 2019-2020

  • Colonoscopies: How many done last year?
  • Of those, how many were outsourced to private providers and how many staff would this workload have required?
  • What was the cost of the outsourced procedures?
  • How many CDHB staff are qualified to do colonoscopies?
  • Any report on staffing requirements for endoscopy services post screening programme roll out.

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Outsourcing radiation oncology

Information about your DHB's outsourcing arrangement with the local private radiation oncology provider for delivery of radiation treatment to public patients. Can I please be provided with: 1. total number of treatment courses delivered by tumour type (or palliative if it was palliative intent) between 1 July 2018 and 30 May 2020 in the private provider on your behalf for public patients.

Information on the cost to the tax payer; any or all of the price paid per treatment course delivered, the price per fraction or the total dollar amount paid for all the treatment courses included in your response to the question 1. 3. the number of public patients who received their radiation oncology FSA in private provider on your behalf between 1 July 2018 and 30 May 2020.

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Cost of outsourced surgery June 2018 – January 2020

Cost of outsourcing surgery to private theatres from June 2018 to January 2020.

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Elective Surgery Outsourcing last five years

Outsourced elective surgeries to private health providers over last five years.

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MRI outsourcing, cost, staff numbers and machines available

The number of MRI examinations outsourced 1.10.2017 to 31.03.2018, the number of MRI MRTs employed as at 31.03.2018 and the...

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Surgeries outsourced following closure of two theatres in January and February 2018

The total number of all elective surgeries that were outsourced as a result of the closure of the two theatres...

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