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

Māori Health

25 documents.

Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025

E ngā iwi, e ngā mana, e ngā karangatanga maha huri noa o Aotearoa nei, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa! Kei te rere taiāwhiowhio tonu te mihi aroha ki ō tātou tini aituā; rātou ki a rātou o te tai awatea, ā, ko tātou ki a tatou kei te whaimuri i te tai ahiahi. Nā reira, tēnā anō tātou katoa!

Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025 (Whakamaua) provides a roadmap of tangible actions that contribute to achieving the vision of pae ora for Māori. The release of Whakamaua, which will guide the implementation of He Korowai Oranga, bridges a gap that has existed since the completion of Whakatātaka Tuarua 2006–2011, the Ministry’s previous Māori health action plan.

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COVID-19 vaccinations for Māori

Covid-19 vaccination programmes and planning for Māori:

  • Copies of any plans formulated to vaccinate Māori in the region against Covid-19.
  • Details of measures the DHB has taken to provide vaccinations to Māori in the region, including staffing and resourcing.
  • Reports, briefings, memos, or other updates provided to the DHB's senior leadership on the progress of Covid-19 vaccine rollout to Māori.
  • Details of any data the DHB is collecting to monitor the vaccination of Māori against Covid-19. correspondence between senior leadership and the Ministry of Health relating to the vaccination of Māori against Covid-19.
  • Correspondence between senior leadership and other DHBs relating to the vaccination of Māori against Covid-19.
  • Correspondence between senior leadership and Māori health providers, experts and/or iwi relating to the vaccination of Māori against Covid-19.

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Immunisations for Maori and Pacific children, information about vaccine hesitancy

Immunisations for Maori and Pacific children / vaccine hesitancy including in relation to the Covid vaccine.

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Psychiatrists ethnicity

Re Mental Health Act 1992:

  • What is the ethnicity of psychiatrists currently working in DHB psychiatric inpatient units and what is the ethnicity of allied clinical staff working in DHB psychiatric units?
  • What DHB protocols are there for ensuring Maori Clinical staff care for Maori Tangata Whaiora?

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Maori mental health Marae access

  • Please confirm how many of the DHBs have a marae accessible to Māori inpatients in DHB psychiatric units.
  • Please advise in exact terms the measures each DHB uses to ensure the Tino Rangitiratanga of Māori Inpatients in Psychiatric Inpatient Units? Clarified as: "only relates to Māori subject to the Mental Health Act 1992".

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Māori & Pacific Fertility Services

How many Māori and Pacific Island women (both as a figure and a percentage) received publicly funded fertility treatment through the DHB over the past two years.

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Māori and Non-Māori Mental Health Services

For Māori and non-Māori referred to MH Services: referral numbers for each service, psychiatric diagnoses / how many engaged with a psychologist / number prescribed medication.

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Māori Non-Māori Mental Health Services

  • How many non-Māori are currently on a waitlist for psychological intervention with a psychologist?
  • Māori specific MH - Criteria for acceptance into service?
  • Number of referrals 2019/20 FY?
  • Referrals for each service / diagnosis?
  • Referrals accepted in absence of psychiatric diagnosis?
  • Referral declined and reasons?

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Mana Ake KPIs

All Mana Ake KPIs. Who is the project owner for Mana Ake in Canterbury? What governance meetings are held? When are the next three scheduled? Who chairs this meeting. All Terms of Reference associated with mana ake?

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Mana Ake: Permissions required in order to share information

Mana Ake: Please send me through the operational policy document (or equivalent) that outlines the permissions you require in order to share information at different stages in the on boarding process.

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Elective surgery for Māori patients

Does the Board have a policy to prioritise Māori and/or Pasifika patients on elective surgery waiting lists? Pressures of deferred surgery due to COVID-19?

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Agreements established between the Canterbury DHB and Ngāi Tahu

A copy of all memorandum(s) of understanding and or agreements established between the Canterbury District Health Board and Ngāi Tahu Iwi and the administrative event chronology timeline of such.

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Māori colonoscopy

The percentages of Māori who have had a colonoscopy in the past year as compared with the percentage of Māori in local population.

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Māori health providers

Maori health providers currently being funded, services provided and annual funding 2012/13-2017/18.

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Waitangi Tribunal Research Report about disabled Māori

Request for information regarding the Waitangi Tribunal Research Report on disabled Māori.

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HQSC suicide data 2016-2017 subgroup patients aged 15-24 at time of death

HQSC data released indicating that Canterbury DHB had 26 suspected suicides for the 2016/2017 year.

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Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2017/2018

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

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Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2016/2017

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

More informationDownload pdf (2.7MB)

Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2015/2016

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

More informationDownload pdf (1.5MB)

Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2014/2015

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

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Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2013/2014

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

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Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2012/2013

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

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Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan 2011/2012

The Canterbury DHB Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health system to improve Māori Health outcomes, along with associated measures and performance targets.

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