HOSPITAL VISITING

Hospital visiting guidelines updated 16 September 2022: Hospital visitors must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are not acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for detailed information about hospital visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for information about vaccinations.

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

Purchasing

25 documents.

Meals purchased by RMOs

  • Number of hot meals purchased by RMOs. Cost of production of 'hot meals'.

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Carbon Neutral Plan

  • Do you have a carbon neutral plan by 2025, and if so, what is the official wording of it?
  • Do you have a carbon neutral team or committee? If so, how many are in this team, and are they trained/experts?
  • How much carbon do you emit/how are your carbon emissions measured?
  • If coal is still in use at your facilities, when do you plan to phase it out?
  • Have you transitioned to EVs and or/hybrids? Have you begun to downsize your fleet size?

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Fossil fuels and energy efficiency

  1. A list of all hospital, mental health wards, psychiatric care facilities, rest homes & healthcare facilities as well as administrative & miscellaneous buildings the Ministry of Health knows are using fossil fuels, with a breakdown of fossil fuel type, and region.

  2. An outline of any plans that the Ministry of Health or Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority have to transition these institutions off fossil fuels, and the names of these institutions and the transition plan.

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Cyber Security

  • Agendas/minutes past 3 years re cyber security (IT, ICT).
  • Copies of any relevant risk registers that provide info re cyber (ITC, IT, info tech, data and digital) security and/or risks at any time in the last 3 years.  
  • And DHB response to DG Dr Bloomfield's letter to DHBs dated 24 July 2020.
  • Copies of risk registers.

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Progressive Procurement Policy

  • Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors asking whether they meet the definition of a Māori business;
  • Copies of any communications you have sent to suppliers or contractors advising them of the requirements of the Progressive Procurement Policy;
  • The number/value of contracts your agency has terminated because a supplier or contractor didn’t meet the definition of a Māori business since the Progressive Procurement Policy came into force;
  • The number/value of contracts your agency has signed with Māori businesses since the Progressive Procurement Policy came into force.

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Cyber Security

  • Agendas/minutes past 3 years re cyber security (IT, ICT).
  • Copies of any relevant risk registers that provide info re cyber (ITC, IT, info tech, data and digital) security and/or risks at any time in the last 3 years.  
  • And DHB response to DG Dr Bloomfield's letter to DHBs dated 24 July 2020.
  • Copies of risk registers.

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Staffing and supplies since 2020

  • Since the start of 2020 how many people have been made redundant at Canterbury DHB?
  • How many fixed term contracts been terminated?
  • How many people have been employed as permanent staff?
  • How many fixed term contracts have been initiated?
  • How are your supplies of smart infusions, infusion sets, medications, and IV fluids?
  • Are any of your supplies at critical levels? If so, what, and when will they be restocked?
  • Are you able to replenish your above mentioned supplies easily?

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Hospital pathology services contracts

Hospital pathology service contracts past and present.

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Equipment purchased for cataract surgery

The amount paid for intraocular lenses, the type of intraocular lenses purchased and the volume ordered per year for the last five years.

The amount paid for viscoelastics, surgical blades and sutures for cataract surgery.

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Staff meal entitlements and costs

  • Which staff get meal entitlements?
  • How many staff does this include?
  • What meal entitlements do they get?
  • Are there limits or rules regarding these entitlements. If so, what are they?
  • Could I please have the total amount spent on meal entitlements for staff every year for the last five years?
  • Every year for the last five years could I have how many meal entitlement transactions were made?
  • Of those five transactions, what was purchased in each one?
  • What are the five most popular items that have been ordered in the last year and how many times have they been ordered each?

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Canterbury DHB Annual Reports 2001-2008

All annual reports from financial year 2001/2002 - 2007/2008.

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Referrals to Burwood Pain Management Centre

The number of referrals (new and re-referrals, grouped into ACC and non-ACC funded) received for Burwood Pain Management Centre in the calendar year January 2019 – December 2019.
The number of referrals declined during that period, and the waiting times for those accepted into the service over that period, also grouped into ACC and non- ACC funded patients.
The number of people discharged over this period.

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Cost of paging system

Please provide the total cost of running the paging systems used in hospitals i.e. cost of equipment, maintenance, paging volume charges and support costs.

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Information about Ventilators

The number of ventilators held by your organisation on March 31, 2020. Average usage rate for such equipment over the 2019 calendar year. Expected or modelled monthly surge demand for such equipment caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Hospital patient meals

Information about the cost and types of food provided by Canterbury DHB.

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CDHB contracts with NZ Drug Foundation

Information related to finances which have been paid between Canterbury District Health Board and the New Zealand Drug Foundation.

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Information about Nga Hau E Whā

Information re contracts or correspondence with Nga Hau E Whā.

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Payments to other District Health Board’s

Information about payments to other DHBs over the period from 2013 to 2017 and information about clinical staffing numbers.

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Costs of types commercially supplied energy 2017-2018

For last financial year, the annual billed cost for commercially supplied energy for each fuel type.

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AtmosAir mattresses at Burwood Hospital

Has Burwood Hospital bought any AtmosAir mattresses in the last 12 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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Costs DHB Board and Staff Christmas Parties 2017

Costs associated with Board and staff christmas parties December 2017

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Clozapine Treatment

Does DHB utilise Clozapine treatment

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Clinical Supplies Expenditure

The Year to date clinical supplies expenditure decreases from $8046 in May 2016 to $7780 in June 2016. How is this possible.

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Kaspersky Lab security products

Does your entity use security products from Kaspersky Lab and if so, in what specific deployments?

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