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

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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Canterbury DHB sustains strong performance in health targets Q1, 2015-2016

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​The Canterbury Health System continues to perform strongly in the National Health Targets, released today. Mary... read more about Canterbury DHB sustains strong performance in health targets Q1, 2015-2016»

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Rangiora Health Hub officially opened

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The Canterbury Health System has today welcomed Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman who officially opened the Rangiora... read more about Rangiora Health Hub officially opened»

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CEO Update – Monday 23 November 2015

Monday 23 November 2015Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines the Releasing Time to Care programme, a patient-centred... read more about CEO Update – Monday 23 November 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 16 November 2015

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CEO Update – Monday 9 November 2015

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Canterbury DHB steps up hand hygiene vigilance after antibiotic resistent bug discovered

Friday 6 November 2015Quick Read

Canterbury DHB is increasing vigilance around hand hygiene after three people in Canterbury have tested positive as... read more about Canterbury DHB steps up hand hygiene vigilance after antibiotic resistent bug discovered»

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The pour to end all pours

Thursday 5 November 2015Quick Read

The Canterbury District Health Board and Fletcher Construction will begin the concrete pour to end all pours, starting... read more about The pour to end all pours»

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It’s tool time at Burwood Hospital

Tuesday 3 November 2015Quick Read

Work on the new healthcare facilities at Burwood Hospital is reaching a peak, with up to 500 contractors now on site... read more about It’s tool time at Burwood Hospital»

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CEO Update – Monday 2 November 2015

Monday 2 November 2015Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates talks about Patient Safety Week, happening at all departments... read more about CEO Update – Monday 2 November 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 27 October 2015

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CEO Update – Monday 19 October 2015

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In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines the successes of the organisation in recent years,... read more about CEO Update – Monday 19 October 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 12 October 2015

Monday 12 October 2015Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates reaffirms the focus of the Canterbury DHB. Also in this issue,... read more about CEO Update – Monday 12 October 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 5 October 2015

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Legionnaires’ season arrives

Wednesday 30 September 2015Quick Read

The start of October is the beginning of Canterbury's legionnaires' season. In October every year the number of people... read more about Legionnaires’ season arrives»

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CEO Update – Monday 28 September 2015

Monday 28 September 2015Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates acknowledges the hard work put in by staff after the the... read more about CEO Update – Monday 28 September 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 21 September 2015

Monday 21 September 2015Quick Read

In this week's update, Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the migration of staff into Kaikoura's new Integrated... read more about CEO Update – Monday 21 September 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 14 September 2015

Monday 14 September 2015Quick Read

​ In this week’s CEO Update David Meates congratulates SMO leaders on another successful engagement afternoon, and... read more about CEO Update – Monday 14 September 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 7 September 2015

Monday 7 September 2015Quick Read

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It is ‘Kaikoura Health, Te Hā o Te Ora'. Kaikoura Service Level Alliance (SLA) members, who are overseeing... read more about Kaikoura’s new integrated family health centre has an official name»

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CEO Update – Monday 31 August 2015

Monday 31 August 2015Quick Read

In this update, Chief Executive David Meates talks about how the Canterbury health system is involved in the school... read more about CEO Update – Monday 31 August 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 24 August 2015

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Progress towards Akaroa IFHC

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CEO Update – Monday 17 August 2015

Monday 17 August 2015Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates highlights the recent visit to Christchurch by the Minister... read more about CEO Update – Monday 17 August 2015»

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CEO Update – Monday 10 August 2015

Monday 10 August 2015Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates talks about the influenza outbreak in Canterbury, with... read more about CEO Update – Monday 10 August 2015»

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Canterbury District Health Board brings home four IPANZ awards

Wednesday 22 July 2015

Canterbury District Health Board won four award categories at the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand... read more about Canterbury District Health Board brings home four IPANZ awards»

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Intermittent server issue delays discharge summaries being sent to GPs

Wednesday 8 July 2015

An intermittent server issue has resulted in almost 6,000 discharge summaries not being sent to GPs. Discharge... read more about Intermittent server issue delays discharge summaries being sent to GPs»

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No new Legionnaires’ cases linked to cooling towers pleasing

Thursday 25 June 2015Quick Read

With no new notifications for a month, health officials are confident that the source of the Legionella bacteria, which... read more about No new Legionnaires’ cases linked to cooling towers pleasing»

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Appeal to Canterbury businesses with cooling towers

Friday 12 June 2015

Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch City Council officials are working with representatives from the air... read more about Appeal to Canterbury businesses with cooling towers»

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Support for Smokefree spaces extension

Friday 5 June 2015Quick Read

Canterbury District Health Board has congratulated the Christchurch City Council for its move to increase the number of... read more about Support for Smokefree spaces extension»

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Celebrating World Smokefree Day in Canterbury

Friday 29 May 2015Quick Read

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Canterbury DHB recognised for improving staff wellbeing

Wednesday 27 May 2015Quick Read

Canterbury DHB is among key business leaders publicly recognised for their commitment to improve staff wellbeing. The... read more about Canterbury DHB recognised for improving staff wellbeing»

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Integration drives Canterbury Health System’s performance

Tuesday 26 May 2015Quick Read

Integration efforts across the Canterbury Health System remain pivotal to Canterbury District Health Board's... read more about Integration drives Canterbury Health System’s performance»

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Canterbury DHB on track to deliver more surgery

Sunday 10 May 2015Quick Read

New hospital facilities will give Canterbury DHB the capacity to perform an extra 6000 surgeries and procedures a year... read more about Canterbury DHB on track to deliver more surgery»

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Canterbury DHB launches Clever Commuters

Friday 17 April 2015Quick Read

Canterbury District Health Board is launching a campaign to encourage staff to make changes to how they get to and from... read more about Canterbury DHB launches Clever Commuters»

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Why electronic referrals are good news for the region

Thursday 16 April 2015Quick Read

Canterbury District Health Board welcomes the Minister of Health's recent announcement that the Electronic Request... read more about Why electronic referrals are good news for the region»

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Proposal to change leadership & management structure of Ashburton & Rural Health Services

Wednesday 15 April 2015Quick Read

A proposal to change the existing leadership and management structure of Ashburton and Rural Health Services has been... read more about Proposal to change leadership & management structure of Ashburton & Rural Health Services»

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