VISITING HOSPITAL

All hospital visitors are recommended to wear a medical face mask. Expand this message for information about visiting hospital.

Last updated:
13 March 2023

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 we recommend all people wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and  visitors safe.

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 are recommended to 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 face 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 face 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 are recommended to wear a medical face 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

Health news

Read the latest Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury health news, media releases, and current health alerts for the Canterbury region. Our flagship news publications Waitaha Canterbury Pānui and WellNow Canterbury magazine are available to read online.​ The Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury Communications team are also available to assist with any enquiries from media.

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Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 17 December 2018

Monday 17 December 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates reflects on a busy 2018 and some of its achievements and... read more about CEO Update – Monday 17 December 2018»

Media release

Improving patient care the focus of Annual Quality Awards

Monday 17 December 2018Quick Read

The recent Canterbury Health System Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards recognised and showcased how changes have... read more about Improving patient care the focus of Annual Quality Awards»

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Newsletter

Te Mana Ora Newsletter – December 2018

Friday 14 December 2018Quick Read

This newsletter is produced by Community and Public Health as a vehicle for promoting positive korero on hauora Māori... read more about Te Mana Ora Newsletter – December 2018»

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Media release

Popular Christchurch eatery joins the Fresh Air Project

Thursday 13 December 2018Quick Read

Fush eatery in Wigram is the latest venue to go smokefree as part of the Fresh Air Project, a collaboration between the... read more about Popular Christchurch eatery joins the Fresh Air Project»

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Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 10 December 2018

Monday 10 December 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… David congratulates the entrants of this year’s Quality Improvement and Innovation... read more about CEO Update – Monday 10 December 2018»

Media release

Hospital Shuttle Marks One Million Passengers

Friday 7 December 2018Quick Read

Canterbury DHB’s hospital shuttle marks a significant milestone this week. The shuttle service has helped one million... read more about Hospital Shuttle Marks One Million Passengers»

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Media release

Canterbury Serious Adverse Events 2017/18

Friday 7 December 2018Quick Read

Inpatient falls and pressure injuries continue to be the two major serious adverse events reported by Canterbury DHB... read more about Canterbury Serious Adverse Events 2017/18»

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Media release

Early Childhood Education Sunsmartest

Thursday 6 December 2018Quick Read

Early childhood educators are creative and conscientious in protecting young children from skin damage from our harsh... read more about Early Childhood Education Sunsmartest»

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Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 3 December 2018

Monday 3 December 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates reflects on the government’s announcement that it has... read more about CEO Update – Monday 3 December 2018»

Media release

Work heats up for Can Do Catering employees

Monday 3 December 2018Quick Read

With the run-up to Christmas, this is the busiest week of the year for a unique catering enterprise in Christchurch.... read more about Work heats up for Can Do Catering employees»

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Media release

Canterbury Wellbeing Indicators Continue Upward Trend

Wednesday 28 November 2018Quick Read

Quality of life continues to improve for greater Christchurch residents, according to the latest wellbeing indicators.... read more about Canterbury Wellbeing Indicators Continue Upward Trend»

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Media release

Canterbury DHB welcomes quadruplets born at Christchurch Women’s Hospital

Tuesday 27 November 2018Quick Read

Christchurch Women’s Hospital (CWH) is celebrating the recent arrival of quadruplets, born at its maternity unit to a... read more about Canterbury DHB welcomes quadruplets born at Christchurch Women’s Hospital»

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Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 26 November 2018

Monday 26 November 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates talks about how Canterbury DHB is a public sector leader when... read more about CEO Update – Monday 26 November 2018»

Media release

Kiwi Ingenuity Bolsters Health Education Toolbox

Tuesday 20 November 2018Quick Read

What do you get when you combine a cheap Android tablet, some skilled wood carving, grey paint, an old bedside hospital... read more about Kiwi Ingenuity Bolsters Health Education Toolbox»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 19 November 2018

Monday 19 November 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the upcoming launch of the book Rising from the... read more about CEO Update – Monday 19 November 2018»

Media release

Enjoy Cup Day at Riccarton Park, and drink responsibly

Thursday 15 November 2018Quick Read

A collaborative multi-agency approach aims to ensure Cup Day 2018 at Riccarton Park is a safe and enjoyable experience... read more about Enjoy Cup Day at Riccarton Park, and drink responsibly»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 12 November 2018

Monday 12 November 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates reflects on Canterbury DHB’s 2017/18 performance against... read more about CEO Update – Monday 12 November 2018»

WellNow Canterbury Magazine

WellNow Canterbury – Spring 2018

Friday 9 November 2018Quick Read

WellNow Canterbury is our community health magazine which goes to every Canterbury mailbox twice a year. This spring... read more about WellNow Canterbury – Spring 2018»

Media release

Hand Hygiene – Spread the Message Not the Germs

Wednesday 7 November 2018Quick Read

Canterbury DHB is getting behind this year’s Patient Safety Week (PSW 2018) topic of infection prevention and... read more about Hand Hygiene – Spread the Message Not the Germs»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 5 November 2018

Monday 5 November 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates welcomes Dr Jacqui Lunday Johnstone as our new Executive... read more about CEO Update – Monday 5 November 2018»

Media release

Road Accident Remembrance Day – An Opportunity to Reflect

Friday 2 November 2018Quick Read

Road Accident Remembrance Day will take place tomorrow, 3 November 2018. This is a time for us to reflect on the lives... read more about Road Accident Remembrance Day – An Opportunity to Reflect»

Newsletter

Sexual Health Newsletter – November 2018

Thursday 1 November 2018Quick Read

Welcome to Community and Public Health's Sexual Health Newsletter. It provides up to date information to health... read more about Sexual Health Newsletter – November 2018»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 29 October 2018

Monday 29 October 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates celebrates last weekend’s move of several teams into... read more about CEO Update – Monday 29 October 2018»

Media release

New Christchurch Outpatients to open on Monday 29 October

Friday 26 October 2018Quick Read

The first three of 27 services will move into the new $72 million Christchurch Outpatient facility this weekend. From... read more about New Christchurch Outpatients to open on Monday 29 October»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Tuesday 23 October 2018

Tuesday 23 October 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates showcases the best photos from our staff photo competition... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 23 October 2018»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 15 October 2018

Monday 15 October 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates highlights the importance of continuing to care for our... read more about CEO Update – Monday 15 October 2018»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 8 October 2018

Monday 8 October 2018Quick Read

Chief Executive David Meates highlights the importance of continuing to care for our mental health, and the new IT... read more about CEO Update – Monday 8 October 2018»

Public Health Alert

Avoiding a Legionnaires’ Spring Spike

Thursday 4 October 2018Quick Read

Canterbury’s gardeners are being urged to take care with potting mix and compost to avoid repeating the spike in... read more about Avoiding a Legionnaires’ Spring Spike»

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Media release

Dedicated nurses recruited to reduce pressure injuries

Tuesday 2 October 2018Quick Read

Canterbury DHB has recruited the first group of Pressure Injury Prevention Link Nurses, as part of a broader strategy... read more about Dedicated nurses recruited to reduce pressure injuries»

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Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury News

CEO Update – Monday 1 October 2018

Monday 1 October 2018Quick Read

David celebrates Canterbury DHB’s recent awards for reducing energy use and emissions, encourages staff to connect... read more about CEO Update – Monday 1 October 2018»

Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury News

CEO Update – Monday 24 September 2018

Monday 24 September 2018Quick Read

David shares the highlights from the annual meeting of Senior Medical Officers that focused on ‘making things... read more about CEO Update – Monday 24 September 2018»

Media release

Warning over synthetic cannabis – ten admitted to Christchurch Hospital

Friday 21 September 2018Quick Read

Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department has seen a number of people suffering from probable severe synthetic... read more about Warning over synthetic cannabis – ten admitted to Christchurch Hospital»

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Media release

Canterbury DHB hosts physiotherapy simulation course

Tuesday 18 September 2018Quick Read

Canterbury DHB has hosted New Zealand’s first ever Intensive Care Unit (ICU) physiotherapy simulation course. The... read more about Canterbury DHB hosts physiotherapy simulation course»

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Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury News

CEO Update – Monday 17 September 2018

Monday 17 September 2018Quick Read

David reflects on the lessons learnt from the 2011 earthquakes in the lead-up to the Earthquakes Symposium in November,... read more about CEO Update – Monday 17 September 2018»

Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury News

CEO Update – Monday 10 September 2018

Monday 10 September 2018Quick Read

It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), and David encourages us to incorporate more of the Māori... read more about CEO Update – Monday 10 September 2018»

Media release

Measles warning issued in Christchurch

Tuesday 4 September 2018Quick Read

The Canterbury District Health Board's Community and Public Health team has issued a measles warning after a man who... read more about Measles warning issued in Christchurch»

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Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury News

CEO Update – Monday 3 September 2018

Monday 3 September 2018Quick Read

David shares how Canterbury DHB’s clot retrieval service is helping to save lives and prevent disability, reflects on... read more about CEO Update – Monday 3 September 2018»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 27 August 2018

Monday 27 August 2018Quick Read

David reflects on the recent provisional statistics that show an increase in suicides in the Canterbury region, how we... read more about CEO Update – Monday 27 August 2018»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 20 August 2018

Monday 20 August 2018Quick Read

David acknowledges that many services are at or exceeding capacity within the Canterbury Health System, and thanks... read more about CEO Update – Monday 20 August 2018»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 13 August 2018

Monday 13 August 2018Quick Read

David begins the countdown to the upcoming move to the new Outpatients building, and thanks everyone involved in the... read more about CEO Update – Monday 13 August 2018»

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