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

Canterbury general practice finder map

General practice teams (GPs) in Christchurch and Canterbury are listed and shown on the map below. You can also use the map to find contact details, opening times and phone numbers for your doctor and general practice team.

Most GP practice listings have links to their general practice's website for more information about services, enrolling with a doctor, cost's and availability. Remember, you can call your general practice team's normal phone number after hours for care around the clock and speak to a nurse for medical advice. 

If this map or data does not display: This map is designed to work with up to date versions of web browsers such as Chrome, FireFox, Edge and Safari, please upgrade or use a different browser if the map does not display well.

 

All care was taken in the creation of this map from a number of data sources. However, CDHB cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional accuracy. Notification of any errors or omissions is appreciated and can be notified here

You can use this map to search for and browse general medical (GP) practices in the CDHB region.

Click on a red medical practice symbol to see details for that practice.

You can drag the map around and zoom in and out as required, using your mouse or touch-screen.

Start typing a practice name in the Practice name search box to see a list of matching names. Select a practice name to zoom to that practice's location.

You can also click on district names displayed on the right of the map to zoom the map to that district.

Clicking on a practice name in the list displayed on the right of the map will zoom the map to that practice. You can scroll up and down through the list

You can also use the Find your address text box to make the map find and zoom to your address.

Finally, you can use the Directions from address form, displayed with each practice's details, to show directions between your address and the practice.

Page last updated: 15 January 2020

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