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  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 can 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, WhatsApp 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 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

Planning

25 documents.

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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Integrated Pharmacy Services Agreement

Policies and documents relating to the Integrated Pharmacy Services Agreement.

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Rural hospital closures

Transcript of all Canterbury DHB Board meetings with regards to the closure of rural hospitals in the Canterbury District.

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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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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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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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2019/20 Annual Plan

RE 2019/20 Annual Plan:

  1. Please provide all service review proposals sent to the Ministry of Health in the 2019/20 year.
  2. Please provide the outcome of each of these service reviews.
  3. Please advise which of the proposals went to the minister for approval, and what the outcome of that process was for each proposal.

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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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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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Alunga Fo’ou: A New Path Canterbury District Health Board Pacific Plan 2020-2030

The Pacific Plan recognises our commitment as an organisation to work in partnership with Pacific communities and families to improve health outcomes and ensure our collective vision of “Prosperous and Healthy Pacific Families in Canterbury” is achieved.

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Canterbury DHB Long Term Investment Plan, July 2019 – June 2029

The Canterbury DHB Long Term Investment Plan outlines our investment approach to meeting anticipated demand on the Canterbury Health System over the next ten years.

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White Island incident: Impact on health services

Elective surgery impact post white island incident between 9 Dec and 1 Feb 2020

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Capital expenditure 2009 – 2019

List and details of capital expenditure for the last ten years.

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Cost of outsourced surgery June 2018 – January 2020

Cost of outsourcing surgery to private theatres from June 2018 to January 2020.

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CREST

Documentation regarding the cost implications of the CREST proposal. Correspondence between DHB and Providers re CREST.

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CDHB Risk Register

A copy of the current risk register for each DHB, and copies of any summary briefings, memos or correspondence related to the current risk register items.

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Health response to terror attacks

Information about the health response to the terror attacks in Christchurch during March 2019.

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Wellbeing recovery after mass shootings: information for the response to the Christchurch mosque attacks 2019

On Friday 15 March 2019, two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, were attacked by one shooter. To date, 51 people have died from their injuries. Forty-five people were hospitalised on the day of the shooting, and 118 people were treated or admitted by Canterbury DHB in relation to the incident (as at 7 May 2019). 

A rapid literature review undertaken suggests that mass shootings are more intensely traumatic than other disasters, but that the majority of those affected by mass shootings will be resilient.

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Canterbury Wellbeing and Mental Health Recovery Plan

Copy of draft wellbeing and mental health plan to respond to the Christchurch Mosque attacks.

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Canterbury DHB Strategic Plan

Is preparing strategic plan a statutory obligation. Please explain more detail on this issue.

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Transport and road plan for Christchurch Hospital

The current and any proposed transport / road plan for Christchurch Hospital

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MRI outsourcing, cost, staff numbers and machines available

The number of MRI examinations outsourced 1.10.2017 to 31.03.2018, the number of MRI MRTs employed as at 31.03.2018 and the...

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Community Pharmacy Modelling and Planning

Current and proposed Community Pharmacy Services, scoping, modelling or planning documents.

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