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

Governance

31 documents.

Ashburton Hospital / Trusts / bequests

Use of Trust / donated funds held in respect of the Ashburton Hospital and Tuarangi Home both of which are in Ashburton.

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Transition of DHB to Health New Zealand

What happens to the DHB from the 1 July with the new Health NZ coming?

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Health Partners Consulting

In each of the financial years ended June 30 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 were Health Partners Consulting engaged by the DHB to undertake any reviews, projects or other activities or work, what was the purpose of each review, project, or other activity or work, and how much was paid to Health Partners Consulting for each review, project, or other activity or work?

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Board members

Names, tenure details of elected and appointed board members.

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Planned Care Services 2020-2023 Three Year Plan

  • A copy of your DHB’s Planned Care Three Year plan (the one that needed to be signed off by Ministry of Health in 2020).
  • The latest update on delivery of any existing or new community/general practice based initiatives under your DHB’s Three Year Plan

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DHB savings identified by consultants

RE Alma Consulting Ltd / contractors employed to find significant savings at CDHB.

  • A list of actions recommended, and amount saved by each recommendation.
  • A list of all actions that will be undertaken by the DHB to achieve savings in light of advice received.
  • An estimated cost if any, associated with the actions required to achieve savings.

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Alma Consultancy

RE the original ALMA Consulting Contract: (Commenced 15 February 2021 for 3 months:)

  • What was the outcome of their work?
  • Did they find significant savings and if so, how much?
  • How can the Board justify this cost ($33,000-$55,000).
  • What other consultants have been hired since David Meates resigned and Peter started?
  • At what cost?

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Challenges to coronial findings

The number of times DHBs have challenged a coroner's findings after an inquest.

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Canterbury DHB Annual Plans

CDHB Annual Plans: Would you please provide me with copies of those up to and including 2007/2008, either electronically or by hard copy mailed to my home address.

  • The CDHB's Annual Plan for 2019/20 (the Annual Plan for 2020/21 is not yet publicly available) states on page 1 that the Annual Plan "has been prepared to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act, Crown Entities Act, Public Finance Act, and the expectations of the Minister of Health."
  • Please provide specific details of the sections and/or subsections of the three Acts which require DHBs to prepare Annual Plans.
  • Please provide specific details which give the Minister of Health the right to state what his or her expectations are of the CDHB - what is the legislative basis for such expectations?

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Consultants used to identify Canterbury DHB savings

Finance / Consultants: Peter Bramley mentioned at the Board Meeting he had appointed consultants to help the DHB identify savings. Can you let me know:
- the name of the consultants / - the term of the contract / - the budget for this work

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Audit of Canterbury DHB spending

I have been told that in 2020 the CDHB spent around $375,000 on an audit to find out why the organisation had gone over budget for the year.

  • Any information about an audit/investigation/review or any other process undertaken last year around the budget and why spending was over.
  • This should include but not be restricted to any reports into this or similar documents or final feedback/decisions/findings.
  • Details of the cost of this process including a final cost, breakdown of that total, who it was paid to?

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Annual Plan 2020/2021 and Annual Report 2019/2020

  • With reference to OIA CDHB 10459 and CDHB 10397: When will the CDHB’s Annual Plan 2020/2021 be made available on the CDHB website?
  • What is the current status of the Annual Plan 2020/2021?
  • What is the current status of the CDHB’s Annual Report, including audited financial statements, for the year ended 30 June 2020 and when will this also be made available on the CDHB website?

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Board Reports and correspondence relating to CDHB deficit

  • All board reports relating to the DHB deficit since 1 January 2019.
  • All correspondence with the Ministry of Health since 1 January 2020.
  • All correspondence with the Treasury since 1 January 2020.
  • All reports and briefings, including drafts, relating to reducing the Canterbury DHB deficit.
  • All reports and briefings, including drafts, relating to the Government’s potential equity injection.

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Board Meeting Minutes August and September 2020, Standing Orders, Annual Report 2018/2019, Serious Adverse Events Report 2018/2019

  • Agenda for 17 September Board Meeting
  • Minutes for previous board meeting (20/8/2020)
  • Standing Orders
  • CDHB annual report 2018/2019
  • CDHB Serious Adverse Events Report 2018/2019

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All correspondence relating to the resignation of members of Canterbury DHB Executive Management Team

  • All correspondence, including by text messages and email external and internal and involving the people leaving themselves, between executives relating to Canterbury District Health Board’s deficit from January 1, 2020 to date.
  • All correspondence relating to resignations of executives, including by text messages and email external and internal and involving the people leaving themselves, between executives from January 1, 2020 to date.
  • The minutes from Canterbury DHB board meeting on Thursday August 20.
  • The minutes from Canterbury DHB emergency meeting on Wednesday August 12.
  • The minutes from Canterbury DHB emergency meeting on Tuesday August 4.
  • The minutes from Canterbury DHB Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC) meeting on Monday August 3.

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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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November 2017 PWC 10 Year Forecast

Review of Canterbury DHB 10 Year Plan assumptions undertaken by PWC and sent to Justine White in November 2017.

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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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EY costs

Total cost of EY work commissioned by CDHB Board over past year.

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EY contract, costs, reports and correspondence

From the start of 2019 to today’s date, details of all work the board has engaged EY to do.

  • Please list each engagement by date and provide details of the board’s request, including letters of engagement and terms of reference.
  • Please state what kind of procurement process was used for this work.
  • How much has EY invoiced to date for this work?
  • Please provide copies of any reports produced by EY from this work.

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Correspondence between David Meates and Canterbury DHB

Any correspondence between David Meates and Canterbury DHB between Sept 14th and October 6th 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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Depreciation costs and board meeting minutes from 20 August 2020

  • What is the amount paid by the CDHB in depreciation costs for its building in the financial year 2019-20 and how does this compare to the average depreciation costs of the other 19 DHBs?
  • What is the estimated figure for 2020-21?
  • How much of this relates to building paid for by insurance money?
  • A copy of the minutes of the CDHB Board Meeting for 6.8.20 and when available for 20.8.20

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Information provided to EY for reports

Documentation of what was requested by EY from the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) for their most recent report on the CDHB, what was supplied to EY by the CDHB and documentation of any form of reconciliation between these 2 documents.

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Canterbury DHB Board Meeting Minutes from meeting held on 16 July 2020

  • A copy of the original contract signed by the MoH in 2012 between the CDHB and the Ministry of Health for the Building of the Acute Services Building.
  • And I would also like to request a copy of the minutes of the Board Meeting of 16.7.20

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Ernst Young Report 2019

  • Provide final future focused operational plan produced by EY into the CDHB co-commissioned by Canterbury DHB and MoH as mentioned in the July 2019 Board agenda.
  • Provide the executive management teams response to above.

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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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Correspondence with Canterbury DHB Staff

Correspondence to and from David Meates and Greg Brogden Jan - July 2020

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Clinicians correspondence with Canterbury DHB Board during 2020

Communications/correspondence between the Canterbury DHB clinicians and Board over the last six months.

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