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

Technology

20 documents.

Vaccination booking system security

All of the Valentia system security reviews and booking system reviews supplied by DHBs to the Ministry.”

 

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HIMSS Maturity Report

All original communications including briefings, reports, memos, aides memoirs, cabinet papers and texts regarding the following information:

  • Around the eight DHBs who reported HIMSS maturity levels.

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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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Covid-19 vaccination booking system performance

For the booking system pilot at Kaikōura Vaccination Centre (and any other pilot sites in CDHB), I request copies of all documents that discuss the system's performance and any issues encountered.

 

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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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Digital dictation, video consultation and other health IT systems

  • Do you use Digital Dictation in your DHB? If yes, could you please answer the following questions / Speech Recognition
  • Do you use Speech Recognition? If yes, could you please answer the following questions:
    • Name of the supplier & product
    • What procurement method (if any) was used to obtain this system i.e. what framework
    • The contract start date
    • The contract end date
    • Total contract value
    • Is the product integrated with PAS or EPR
    • What is the name, position and contact email/telephone number of the key internal stakeholder for this service
    • What would you like to see in this product that is currently not being delivered / Outsourced Transcription
  • Do you use Outsourced Transcription? If yes, could you please answer the following questions / Online Clinic / Video Consultation
  • Do you use Online Clinic / Video Consultation? If yes, could you please answer the following questions / Health Information Systems.
    • What suppliers do you use for the following?
      • PAS (Patient Administration System)
      • EPR (Electronic Patient Record)
      • eDMS (Electronic Document Management System)
      • RIS (Radiology Information System)
      • Outward mailing service provider

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Data sharing at Canterbury DHB and Public Health Organisations (PHOs)

Data sharing at DHBs and PHOs / privacy officer / patient consent for data sharing / what we share, who we share it with.

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Gynae Plus digital record system

Information about the Canterbury DHB Gynae Plus digital record system.

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Policies regarding preventing access to private health information

Policies in regards to reporting unsafe, harmful, criminal behaviour, including the re-routing and interception of private communications, and policies on how they document such incidents and how they are to safeguard against such incidents

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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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Digital Maturity Assessments

Breakdown of Digital Maturity Assessments (DMAs) conducted by health organisation type DHB/PHO etc. Assessment results?

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Electronic health records

Has each respective DHB and GP implemented an electronic health record?

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Information about the Patient Information Care System (PICS)

Complaints received non-HDC and HDC for financial year 2017/18 and until end of April 2019.

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The use of pagers at Canterbury DHB

Information about the use of pagers at Canterbury DHB.

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The use of fax machines at Canterbury DHB

Information about the use of fax machines at Canterbury DHB.

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Use of phones and apps to share clinical information

Does the DHB have a policy in place regarding the use of smartphones apps for recording and sharing of clinical patient information?

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Financial contribution to the National Oracle Solution

How much of a contribution to the National Oracle Solution, if any, is the Canterbury DHB currently carrying on their books.

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Cost to DHB of implementing the National Oracle Solution

Cost to DHB of implementing the National Oracle Solution

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Information regarding data centres operating in CDHB hospitals

Information regarding data centres operating in CDHB hospitals

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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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