COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

Laboratory Services

7 documents.

Policy relating to second opinions about pathology specimens

  • DHB policy on second opinions requested by a third party who is a medical practitioner currently involved in the medical care of the patient from whom the pathological material was original obtained.
  • in the event your DHB deviates from the RCPA policy, please explain why?

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Storage of human tissue

Best Practice: Archiving, Storage, Biobanking of Human Tissue for Diagnostic Purposes.

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Atrial fibrillation / heart condition tests and costs

The number of total tests and total cost of Holter monitoring type services for atrial fibrillation and other heart conditions for the latest year available?

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Thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment

Guidelines and or policy on thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment issued / used / supported by the District Health Board.

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Leiden Factor V Tests

What is the criteria for Leiden Factor V test? How much does it cost to run the test? In the past five years how many patients have had the test? Out of those how many tested positive, how many tested negative and how many were processed?

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Canterbury Health Laboratories submission on draft standard ASNZ 2243.3

Canterbury Health Laboratories submission in relation to Prions regarding the draft standard ASNZ 2243.3

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Cost of transporting specimens

Amount spent transporting specimens to and from Canterbury Health Laboratories CDHB.

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