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

Vacancies

19 documents.

Mental Healthcare workers

  1. How many mental health care workers are employed in the district?
  2. Can this please be broken down by psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, clinical social workers, mental health nurses or other mental health staff?
  3. How many vacant roles are there currently within the mental health team?
  4. What are the roles that need to be filled?
  5. What is the current average wait time for the first appointment with mental health services?
  6. What is the current average wait time to see a psychiatrist?
  7. How many people were seen by the district’s mental health services in 2021, and 2022 so far?
  8. Do you have a priority system in place to determine who needs to be seen most urgently?
  9. Could you outline the levels and the definitions that align with those priority levels?
  10. What is the district's definition of a mental health crisis?
  11. How much funding has been dedicated to districts' mental health services in the past five years?
  12. Of that total how much has been dedicated to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)?

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Obstetrics / Gynaecology / wait times

  • How many FTEs in total are there in your obstetrics and gynaecology department, and how many roles are vacant?
  • Please state this by speciality (gynaecologist, nurse, etc)
  • How many women/people are currently waiting for a gynaecology appointment?
  • Please state how many have been waiting more than four months, and how many have been waiting for more than a year. How many have seen a specialist, and how many have not been seen at all?
  • If your hospital prioritises these cases (urgent, semi-urgent, routine etc) please state these categories, and how many women are waiting in each. Please also give an example/list of how each category is defined (not for every patient, just the types of health issues that would fall into those in general)
  • What is the average wait time, and what is the shortest? Please state the longest five wait times and what they are waiting for (symptoms or issue, eg. bleeding or cancer surgery)
  • Please outline what your DHB is doing to care for these women or speed up their treatment, including providing copies of any action plans developed.

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Mental health nursing vacancies

Te Whare Manaaki: Of the 32 nursing staff, how many have a minimum of two years experience on a forensics mental health unit? How many staff are currently off sick as a result of an assault injury?

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Theatre nurse shortage

Theatre Nurse shortage (Vacancies vs illness). Effect on planned care.

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Psychometric testing during staff recruitment

The details of any psychometric testing undertaken as part of staff recruitment, training, resourcing or outsourcing - including as undertaken by outside recruitment firms.

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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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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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Recruitment of chief executive and management team

Communications regarding the recruitment of new CEO and six other vacant executive management positions.

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Part-time Resident Medical Officers

Number of part-time Resident Medical Officers (RMOs).

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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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COVID-19 impact on staff recruitment

COVID-19 border control impact on DHB clinical workforce recruitment.

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Amount spent on recruiting staff and staff salaries

Amount spent on recruiting staff in 2018 compared to previous years. Occupations. Total salary spend for each occupation.

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Unfilled vacancies as at November 2018

Number of unfilled vacancies as at November 2018. Impact on Health Targets due to staff shortages. Complaints related to impacts of unfilled vacancies.

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Specialist Mental Health Service (SMHS) Workforce and Resignations

The total SMHS workforce for past five years. Nursing workforce same time frame. Total resignations same time frame

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Unfilled RMO positions

The number of projected unfilled Resident Medical officer (RMO) positions at the DHB as of 10 December 2018

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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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