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

Cancer

21 documents.

Wait times for Cancer treatment and surgery

Times patients wait to see a specialist, to have surgery or to start their cancer treatment.

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Cancer misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis

  • How many people had a cancer misdiagnosis in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021?
  • How many people had a delayed diagnosis of cancer in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021?

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Skin cancer referrals waiting list

The current size of the waiting list for all skin cancer referrals to your DHB as follows:

  • Initial consultation appointment for suspected or confirmed BCC, SCC and melanoma.
  • Surgical appointment for melanoma excision.
  • Surgical appointment for BCC or SCC excision I would also like to know to what extent, if any, your DHB funds GPs or private providers to carry out any SCC, BCC or melanoma excisions on an annual basis (e.g. for 2021).

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Radiation treatment wait times

As of Feb 14 2022 how many people have been waiting longer than clinically recommended for radiation treatment?

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Ovarian cancer 2018-2021

The total number of CA-125 tests performed in your DHB in the 12 month period of 2018, 2019, 2021 (we previously requested 2020). Additionally, if this information is easily available, it would be helpful to understand, the total number of patients receiving the test in each period also.

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Ovarian cancer

Total requests during the 12 months of 2020 were for CA-125 blood tests in your DHB region?  Can you also please specify the total estimated population your DHB serves.

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Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology referral wait times, staffing and capacity

30/11/2021 REVISED REQUEST: MEDICAL ONCOLOGY and Radiation Oncology -  ONLY Oncology Dept:

  • How many people who have been referred for a first specialist appointment for suspected cancer are waiting over the clinically recommended time frame?
  • What is the CDHB's maximum wait time target for cancer referrals?
  • How many people with diagnosed cancer are waiting to get a specialist appointment for treatment?
  • What is the CDHB doing to address  this?
  • What requests has the CDHB received from staff in the oncology department for additional staff to be recruited?
  • How was this responded to?

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CanRisk Questionnaire

CanRisk questionnaire written by the Canterbury Initiative and adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers.

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Prostate PSMA Funding

  • Can you advise whether PSMA (Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen) PET-CT is funded by the DHB, or only available privately?
  • If publicly funded, please can you advise whether there are criteria that must be met. For example: For staging of high risk and unfavourable intermediate risk prostate cancer before definitive local therapy. For restaging of PSA recurrence (≥0.2ng/ml).

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Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Canterbury DHB's Readiness report / assessment for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

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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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Cancer survey oral health

Survey - how a person with cancer has their oral health needs assessed and addressed at each stage of their cancer journey in NZ.

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Medical Radiation Oncology referrals wait times

Total number of patients referred to and seen by Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology specialities within specified time.

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Avastin

Is the drug Avastin used to treat cancers, administered to any patients in the DHB's public Hospitals? If so what is the drug used to treat and how many patients are treated with it?

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer prevention funding and expenditure in the last 10 years.

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Dialysis and chemotherapy patients

Over latest 12 month period. Number of patients treated for dialysis? Number treated with chemotherapy. How many patients have required stays longer than two days in hospital? Broken down by hospital if possible.

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Priority spending and cancer treatment

Priority Spending and cancer treatment. What is the DHB's top ten priorities for spending in the 2019/2020 financial year, and in the past five financial years? Proportion of patients accepted for urgent diagnostic colonoscopy who received the procedure with 14 days. Proportion of patients who received their first treatment within 62 days of being referred with a high suspicion of cancer and a need to be seen within 2 weeks for each of the last five years.

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Harm caused by Oncology wait times

Have people been harmed as a result of oncology and or radiation wait times over past six months

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Schedule H budget spent on pharmaceuticals

Please provide information on Schedule H budget spent on pharmaceuticals 2015/16 and 2017/18

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Chemotherapy entitlement

How many rounds of chemotherapy is a patient entitled to under the DHB?

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