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.

1105 news items.

Media release

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

Cantabrian's are being encouraged to use World Smokefree Day on Sunday (May 31, 2015) to think about how they can... read more about Celebrating World Smokefree Day in Canterbury»

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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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April Falls month underway: Taking falls prevention seriously

Thursday 2 April 2015

Canterbury District Health Board is joining other New Zealand DHBs this April as part of the Health Quality and Safety... read more about April Falls month underway: Taking falls prevention seriously»

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Look after yourself this Easter and school holidays

Tuesday 31 March 2015Quick Read

Cantabrians are reminded to look after themselves this Easter and school holidays by taking a few easy steps to stay... read more about Look after yourself this Easter and school holidays»

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Water is Canterbury’s most precious taonga

Friday 20 March 2015

Safe drinking water is something many of us in Canterbury take for granted. Dr Alistair Humphrey writes how this World... read more about Water is Canterbury’s most precious taonga»

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Growing concern for the wellbeing of those with unsettled EQC and insurance claims

Thursday 19 February 2015

New research shows signs some Cantabrians are now coping better with the psychological impact of the earthquakes and... read more about Growing concern for the wellbeing of those with unsettled EQC and insurance claims»

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River of Flowers back again in 2015

Wednesday 18 February 2015Quick Read

​Cantabrians will once again have the opportunity to share their experiences and hopes for the future as part of the... read more about River of Flowers back again in 2015»

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Health Warning – Toxic blue-green algae in Lake Pegasus

Thursday 12 February 2015Quick Read

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after... read more about Health Warning – Toxic blue-green algae in Lake Pegasus»

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Child Development Service receives donation to build playground

Thursday 12 February 2015Quick Read

The Canterbury District Health Board Child Development Service has received a generous donation to go towards building... read more about Child Development Service receives donation to build playground»

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Health warning lifted for Selwyn Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs Domain

Thursday 5 February 2015Quick Read

Health warning lifted for Selwyn / Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs Domain The Community and Public Health division of... read more about Health warning lifted for Selwyn Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs Domain»

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Tobacco sales to under 18s disappoint

Thursday 5 February 2015Quick Read

The Canterbury District Health Board is disappointed three retailers sold cigarettes to underage volunteers last month.... read more about Tobacco sales to under 18s disappoint»

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New interim Children’s Haematology and Oncology Centre (CHOC) opens

Monday 2 February 2015

Staff, patients and their families celebrated the opening of the new interim Children's Haematology and Oncology (CHOC)... read more about New interim Children’s Haematology and Oncology Centre (CHOC) opens»

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Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 26 January 2015

Monday 26 January 2015Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates talks about the recent visits from international groups... read more about CEO Update – Monday 26 January 2015»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update Monday 19 January 2015

Monday 19 January 2015Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, David Meates talks about the launch of our new electronic incident management system, Safety... read more about CEO Update Monday 19 January 2015»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 6 October 2014

Monday 6 October 2014Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates encourages everyone to look after their mental health as part of... read more about CEO Update – Monday 6 October 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 29 September 2014

Monday 29 September 2014Quick Read

In this update, Chief Executive David Meates provides an update on work beginning today on the Christchurch Campus to... read more about CEO Update – Monday 29 September 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 22 September 2014

Monday 22 September 2014Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates checks in after the findings of CDHB's Staff Wellbeing survey... read more about CEO Update – Monday 22 September 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 15 September 2014

Monday 15 September 2014Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the results of a recent audit on our Certification... read more about CEO Update – Monday 15 September 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 8 September 2014

Monday 8 September 2014Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates acknowledges the success of the Canterbury Clinical Network in... read more about CEO Update – Monday 8 September 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 1 September 2014

Monday 1 September 2014Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates commemorates the fourth anniversary of the September 2010... read more about CEO Update – Monday 1 September 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 25 August 2014

Monday 25 August 2014Quick Read

  In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates gives an update on parking in and around the Christchurch... read more about CEO Update – Monday 25 August 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 18 August 2014

Monday 18 August 2014Quick Read

  In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the completion of the refurbished Fergusson... read more about CEO Update – Monday 18 August 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 11 August 2014

Monday 11 August 2014Quick Read

  In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates celebrates being a finalist in the Innovation Category of... read more about CEO Update – Monday 11 August 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 4 August 2014

Monday 4 August 2014Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the fundraising achievements of everyone taking part... read more about CEO Update – Monday 4 August 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 28 July 2014

Monday 28 July 2014Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates talks about how site works scheduled to start around... read more about CEO Update – Monday 28 July 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 21 July 2014

Monday 21 July 2014Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the beginning of Te Wiki O Te Reo (Maori language... read more about CEO Update – Monday 21 July 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Monday 14 July 2014

Monday 14 July 2014Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates talks about improving care for frail older people and... read more about CEO Update – Monday 14 July 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Friday 4 July 2014

Friday 4 July 2014Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates celebrates Canterbury DHB's success in being named a finalist... read more about CEO Update – Friday 4 July 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Friday 27 June 2014

Friday 27 June 2014Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates talks about upcoming changes to procurement management, as... read more about CEO Update – Friday 27 June 2014»

Waitaha Canterbury Pānui

CEO Update – Friday 20 June 2014

Friday 20 June 2014Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates discusses findings from recent research commissioned by the... read more about CEO Update – Friday 20 June 2014»

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