COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

Glossary

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  • ACC
    The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is the New Zealand Crown entity providing comprehensive no-fault personal accident cover for all New Zealanders.
  • Acute
    Health care that you receive in hospital following an injury, operation or illness. It is different to any care you may receive for an ongoing health condition from your GP, community nurse or other professionals in the community where you live.
  • Acute care
    Health care that you receive in hospital following an injury, operation or illness. It is different to any care you may receive for an ongoing health condition from your GP, community nurse or other professionals in the community where you live.
  • Acute Medical Assessment Unit
    A Christchurch Hospital inpatient unit concerned with the immediate and early specialist management of patients with a wide range of medical conditions who present in hospital as emergencies.
  • AMAU
    A Christchurch Hospital inpatient unit concerned with the immediate and early specialist management of patients with a wide range of medical conditions who present in hospital as emergencies.
  • Canterbury Clinical Network
    Canterbury Clinical Network is an alliance of Canterbury health professionals, including GPs, secondary care specialists, practice nurses, community nurses, physiotherapists, community pharmacists, Māori and Pacific health providers, PHOs, IPAs and the DHB. The CCN was established with the(...)
  • Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group
    Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG) is an organisation representing pharmacists in Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • CCN
    Canterbury Clinical Network is an alliance of Canterbury health professionals, including GPs, secondary care specialists, practice nurses, community nurses, physiotherapists, community pharmacists, Māori and Pacific health providers, PHOs, IPAs and the DHB. The CCN was established with the(...)
  • CCPG
    Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group (CCPG) is an organisation representing pharmacists in Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • Consent
    When you give your permission to someone to do something to you or for you.
  • Eligibility
    When your needs fit the criteria that allow you to receive a service.
  • Morbidity
    Illness, sickness.
  • Mortality
    Death.
  • National Immunisation Register
    The National Immunisation Register (NIR) is a computerised information system that has been developed to hold immunisation details of New Zealand children.
  • NIR
    The National Immunisation Register (NIR) is a computerised information system that has been developed to hold immunisation details of New Zealand children.
  • Palliative care
    Care that you receive if you have an advanced, progressive illness for which there is no cure. The aim is to manage pain and other symptoms and to help you have best quality of life you can. It may be provided in your home or in a hospital or hospice.
  • Primary care
    The first point of contact in the health system, usually your general practice doctor (GP), practice nurse, local pharmacist, dentist or urgent care clinic. Primary care doctors deal with a wide range of health problems. They treat common illnesses, help you manage long-term conditions and(...)
  • Protocol
    A set of rules or instructions about how something should be done.
  • Referral
    A referral is when your family doctor (GP) or another health professional will pass a matter to a specialist for a decision or treatment. Usually, because your doctor wants a specialist’s help to treat a condition that cannot be done by your general practice team.
  • Secondary care
    Care that you receive in hospital, either as an inpatient or an outpatient. This may be planned or emergency care. It is more specialist than primary care.
  • Triage
    The process of deciding whether you need urgent medical attention, and how long you are able to wait. When you go to the hospital Emergency Department or to an urgent care clinic, you will be asked questions about your symptoms. A decision will then be taken about how quickly you need to be(...)

Page last updated: 11 February 2020

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