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 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

Sir John Hansen

8 documents.

Correspondence regarding the business case and redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital Campus

Any correspondence in the last six months between the executive management team and senior clinical staff/leaders about the refurbishment of Parkside hospital wards and the business case for Tower three and/or tower four AND any correspondence between Sir John Hansen and MoH staff in the last six months about the refurbishment of Parkside hospital wards and the business case for Tower three and/or tower four

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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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Correspondence regarding the resignation of members of the Canterbury DHB EMT

  • For each of the seven departing executives (David Meates, Michael Frampton, Mary Gordon, Carolyn Gullery, Dr Sue Nightingale, Stella Ward and Justine White) please provide any correspondence between them and CEO David Meates or them and any CDHB board member (including chair Sir John Hansen) sent in the two week period before each of their respective resignation dates.
  • Please provide a copy of the resignation letters/notices for each of the seven departing senior executives.
  • Please provide the minutes and any other documents presented in the August 4 emergency board meeting.
  • Please provide a copy of the draft 2020-21 annual plan endorsed by the board during the August 20 board meeting.
  • Please provide any correspondence between CDHB management or the board and the Ministry of Health/Health Minister's office sent in August 2020.

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Correspondence regarding the resignation of David Meates and members of the EMT

  • All correspondence between David Meates and the board in the past three months.
  • A copy of David Meates resignation letter, and the resignation letter of all the other executives.
  • The minutes/ agenda and any documents presented at the emergency board meeting last week.
  • Any correspondence between board members and the ministry of health or minister of health regarding the resignations of the senior executives.
  • Any correspondence between the CDHB executive management team and the board/Lester Levy regarding cost-saving measures being considered as part of the 2020-21 annual plan.
  • Any communication from the Clinical Leaders Group regarding the resignations to the board or others in the CDHB management.

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Correspondence David Meates, MoH, Sir John Hansen and Lester Levy

  • Copies of correspondence between Mr Meates and the DHB board chairs (Dr John Wood and then Sir John Hansen) between 1 January 2019 and 5 August 2020.
  • Copies of correspondence between Mr Meates and crown monitor Lester Levy between 14 June 2019 and 5 August 2020.
  • Copies of correspondence between Mr Meates and the Ministry of Health between 1 January 2019 and 5 August 2020.

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Correspondence about Hospital facilities

All correspondence (including reports, letters, emails, texts) between the CDHB board chair Sir John Hansen, and the clinical leaders group, and Ministry of Health staff (including Crown Monitor Lester Levy) regarding hospital facilities from August 18 to September 18 2020.

All correspondence between the clinical leaders group and CDHB executive leadership team staff members regarding hospital facilities from August 18 to September 18 2020

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Correspondence regarding EY Report

All requests for reports by the board chair or any board member to EY since July 16, 2020
All reports provided to the board by EY since July 16, 2020.
All correspondence, including texts, emails, and conversations between Minister of Health Chris Hipkins and board chair Sir John Hansen from August 21-26.

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Cost of EY Report

Sir John Hansen has commissioned an external review/report. I’m concerned about this costly process coming at a time when he and the board are talking about cutting costs.
How much has the Ernst Young report that Sir John Hansen commissioned cost to date? What clinical experience or relevant health sector experience Sir John Hansen has?

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