ORANGE

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 and other maternity units. 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

Staffing

45 documents.

PGY1 job positions

  • Total number of PGY1 positions filled through ACE matching process from 2014-2020? Could you please provide me those numbers broken down by year.
  • Total number of PGY1 positions filled by NZREX doctors from 2014-2020? Numbers broken down by year?
  • Total number of PGY1 positions filled by IMGs from Comparable Health countries from 2014-2020?
  • Do you have any preference criteria for PGY1 job hiring candidates?
  • How does the DHB priorities NZREX candidates?
  • Is there any support program available for NZREX doctors to get the PGY1 jobs?

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Palliative care

Palliative care services provided by DHB / Costs / staffing.

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Staffing of mental health facilities

Please release correspondence with unions and staff (not individual staff, but group messages), in the 2021 calendar year, about staffing of mental health facilities.

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Orthopaedic surgery and related questions

17 questions: Orthopaedic surgery wait list, pain management, number of surgeons, support services for patients with spinal injury, prescription drug addiction, pain clinic. Suicides while waiting for surgery.

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Unpaid leave

Unpaid Leave - LWOP (Leave without Pay) for period longer than six months 2015-2021 YTD.

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Number of pharmacy staff (November 2021)

Pharmacists: headcount/FTE, Pharmacy Technicians headcount/FTE, Pharmacy Assistants headcount/FTE, resignations and pending resignations since 4/11/2020 broken down into pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants.

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Managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) spending May 2020 to May 2021

Re CDHB 10636:

  • How much has CDHB spent on healthcare matters in MIQ facilities. $15,809,936 for year May 2020 to May 2021.
  • Can you provide me with a breakdown of these costs?
  • What was this money spent on? i.e. outside health professionals contracted in etc.

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Information about psychologists employed by Canterbury DHB

Psychologists: FTE/Headcount / Pay scales 1-9 / Pay scale 10 and above / Number of applications for merit progression and how many successful. 1/12/2019 - 30/6/2021

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Staff surveys

The latest two staff surveys relating to morale, job safety, security, bullying and harassment and similar from all departments.

  • In whatever format or formats it has been communicated to senior leadership.
  • And any resulting changes from leadership including emails to staff and/or unions.

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Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) availability, after-hours call hours

Provide the following information identified by Department/Specialty and by Hospital – that is, Christchurch, Hillmorton, Burwood, Princess Margaret, Ashburton Hospitals.

  • Availability Allowance.
  • Average after-hours call hours.
  • Call ratio.
  • Shift patterns (where they exist).
  • Recovery Time Agreements.
  • % of Non-Clinical time

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COVID Vaccination Programme Pharmacy staff

  • The number of Pharmacy employees at your DHB that are currently seconded to the COVID Vaccination Programme and what their profession is (e.g. Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Assistant etc.).
  • What they were paid prior to their secondment and what they are currently paid under the COVID Vaccination Programme.

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Multiple Sclerosis related staffing, wait times and services

Neurologists/Nurses/Nurse specialists staffing numbers. Waiting times 2020/2021 Financial year FSAs, Outpatients, follow up, Outpatient MRI, Outpatient infusion clinic appointment.

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Mental Health Staffing

  • What are the facilities hosting mental health ED like and are there any plans to improve them?
  • What is the total number of staff working in the mental health crisis team when it is fully resourced.
  • The number of staff working in the team currently?
  • How many people left the mental health crisis team this year? And over the last six years broken down by year?
  • How many staff from the mental health crisis team were assaulted this year, how many resulted in an ACC claim, and how long was each incident off work as a result? Same info for last year and year before if possible too.
  • What is the role of police in assisting the crisis mental health team if they are unable to manage a patient?

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Covid Vaccination staff job description and details

  1. The Job Description of the person in charge (or employed within the Canterbury District Health Board) of the current and local (Canterbury region) Covid 19 Vaccination process.
  2. The Salary (also expenses) of the person in charge (or employed within the Canterbury District Health Board) of the current and local (Canterbury region) Covid 19 vaccination process

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MIQ and healthcare workers employment terminated

How many MIQ workers and frontline healthcare workers have had their employment terminated because they have not received the Covid vaccination?

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Leave taken by Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) December 2020 / January 2021

The total number of annual leave days taken by (all) Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) in your employ in each of the following months for each DHB (WCDHB and CDHB) separately: December 2020 and January 2021

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Staffing and supplies since 2020

  • Since the start of 2020 how many people have been made redundant at Canterbury DHB?
  • How many fixed term contracts been terminated?
  • How many people have been employed as permanent staff?
  • How many fixed term contracts have been initiated?
  • How are your supplies of smart infusions, infusion sets, medications, and IV fluids?
  • Are any of your supplies at critical levels? If so, what, and when will they be restocked?
  • Are you able to replenish your above mentioned supplies easily?

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Cardiology staffing, March 2021

Re Cardiology Dept 15-29 March 2021:

  • Number of echo staff,
  • hours worked;
  • numbers of cases completed per day and size of backlog;
  • period of time backlog has existed;
  • number of and period of staff absence for any reason including training, sickness, unfilled positions, acting up;
  • work allocation and prioritisation; triage system rules;
  • outpatient backlog size;
  • age and quality of equipment.

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CDHB staff vacancies March 2021

The total number of staff vacancies across all sites operated by the DHB, broken down by area of work (eg. Nursing) as of 01/03/2021.

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Nurse Turnover – December 2020-February 2021

Christchurch Hospital nurses turnover:

  • How many nurses have left their jobs at Christchurch Hospital in the past three months?
  • How many were replaced?
  • How many have left the CDHB?
  • What has been the turnover rate over the last three months and how does it compare with previous years?

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Nursing staff resignations, maternity leave, and recruitment

In the past six months how many nursing staff have resigned or gone on maternity leave? Of those, how many have been replaced?

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Specialist locums spend in last five-years

DHB spend on locums for medical specialists every year for the past five years. i.e. General surgery, Orthopaedics, Enterology, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Urology, Cardiology.

Total locum spend year by year over this period, as well as the total internal staff spent on specialists for the same periods?

What is the size of the population the DHB serves and what is its annual operating budget? It would also be helpful to have explanations for higher (or lower) than usual locum costs for particular periods and whether or not the DHB offers limited services in respective departments.

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Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists: headcount, FTE, annual leave taken. Continuing professional development Budget and Spend 2018/2019 and 2019/2020

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Canterbury DHB Annual Reports 2001-2008

All annual reports from financial year 2001/2002 - 2007/2008.

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Occupancy of The Princess Margaret Hospital

Number of people, staff and patients who currently occupy The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Staffing and sick leave during COVID-19 pandemic

  • How has Covid-19 affected staffing? In terms of staying home as if the slightest bit sick.
  • What was your rate of sick leave from March - September 2019 compared to the same period 2020?
  • How has the DHB managed this?
  • What was the DHB's average occupancy rate for March - September 2019 compared to the same period 2020? Can this please be broken down by month rather than lumped together.
  • Has this resulted in the DHB having to activate an action plan or escalation plan for wards? i.e. adults being put on children wards where there is more staffing etc.

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Correspondence about RMO medical year

All and any correspondence held by DHB pertaining to movement of the RMO medical year on a permanent basis since 1/01/2020

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Leave taken by Senior Medical Officers (SMOs)

The total number of annual leave days taken by all Senior Medical Officers (SMOs) in each of following months: December 2018, January 2019, December 2019 and January 2020.

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Dietitians

Number of dietitians employed. Salary step, continuing professional development.

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Number of pharmacy staff

Number of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Assistants, salary step, CPD budget and spend FYs 2018 and 2019

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Emergency Board Meeting on 4 August 2020

Minutes from 4th August 2020 emergency board meeting.

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Leave taken by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs)

Number of days annual leave taken by Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) between 23/12/2019 and 12/01/2020

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Ethnicity of staff

The current Ethnicity information for the Canterbury and the West Coast DHB. Please also provide the same information as at 31 March 2017 or a date as close as possible to three years ago. Please provide the answers for the four following groups (Māori male, Māori female, Total male, Total female).

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Anaesthetic Technicians employed by the DHB

Details on Anaesthetic Technicians employed by DHB

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Multiple Sclerosis – Neurology staffing numbers and waiting times

Multiple sclerosis - staffing numbers and waiting times - April 2019 - end of March 2020

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Number of orderlies, ethnicity, salaries, languages spoken.

Number of orderlies, ethnicity, salaries, languages spoken.

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Staff turnover during 2018-2019

Number of people employed by DHB for 2018 and 2019. Number who left the DHB each month. Number of staff who moved to a different role.

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Maternity staffing issues and complaints

Information about Maternity services staffing in Canterbury.

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Psychologists employed by Canterbury DHB

How many psychologists are in paid employment within the various DHBs inpatient mental health services.

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