ORANGE

Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests current case numbers in regions of Canterbury and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

We are at ORANGE according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
19 April 2022

For visitors to all facilities effective from Tuesday 19 April 2022

With the change to the ORANGE Traffic Light setting, Canterbury DHB is easing its visitor policy in recognition of the fact we have passed the peak of the current Omicron outbreak and case numbers are slowly reducing.

The following visitor restrictions are now in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  • One adult visitor may be accompanied by no more than one child over the age of 12 per patient in the hospital at any given time, except where stated otherwise in the ‘exceptions’ section below.  No children under 12 and those 12 and over must be accompanied by an adult and wear a medical mask.
  • Visitors or support people should not visit our facilities if they are unwell.
  • Surgical/medical masks must be worn at all times at all Canterbury DHB sites and will be provided if people don’t have them.
  • Hand sanitiser stations are visible and must be used.

By adhering to these conditions, you help keep our patients, staff, other visitors and yourself safe. We 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.

Exceptions to the ‘one visitor’ policy

  • Exceptions can apply in some circumstances (ie more than one visitor) where a trusted whānau member provides assistance, reassurance and other support for therapeutic care or on compassionate grounds – please talk to the ward’s Charge Nurse to discuss this before you come to hospital to visit. For whānau with an essential support role as a Partner in Care – please check with the ward’s Charge Nurse before you come to hospital to visit
  • People attending Christchurch ED or Ashburton AAU can have one support person with them
  • Women in labour and in the birthing suite can have two support people, and women on the Maternity Ward are allowed one support person for the duration of their stay in our facilities at Christchurch Womens Hospital and other maternity units. Only one support person can be with each woman in the maternity ward, and one support person for maternity clinic appointments, no children are allowed to visit.
  • Parents/caregivers can be with their baby in NICU.
  • Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital (Except Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day patients where only one parent or caregiver is permitted, following a supervised negative RAT result)
  • Children who are inpatients, one other visitor (other than a parent or caregiver) is able to visit in consultation with the nurse in charge.
  • People requiring support when attending an appointment can have one support person. Please let the relevant service know if you need this so they are able to accommodate your request.

Exceptions for people with disabilities

An exception will be made for people with disabilities who are in hospital or have to attend an outpatient appointment – where they need a support person to access health services. For example, a sign language interpreter, support person for someone with a learning disability, or someone to assist with mobility. The support person is in addition to the one permitted visitor.

Face covering exemption cards

The Exemptions Team at the Ministry of Health is now responsible for processing requests for Face Covering Communication Cards.

Updated information about mask wearing, and how to request an exemption card can now be found here. People unable to request an exemption card online can call 0800 28 29 26 and select option 2, or text 8988

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information

Health services directory

See our I’m not well, where do I go? page for advice about what to do if you are feeling unwell.

See our COVID-19 section for testing centres and advice.

Health services provided by Canterbury DHB are listed alphabetically below, if you are visiting a hospital, contact and location information for most services are on our hospitals pages.

You can find a General Practice team by either using our General Practices (GP) map, or by visiting the listings of General Practices on each of the three local Public Health Organisation (PHO) websites.

126 health services.

Nurse Maude (Hospice Palliative Care)

Specialist palliative care services in the community are provided by the Nurse Maude Hospice Palliative Care Team.

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Nutrition Service

The Nutrition Service is staffed by NZ Registered Dietitians and is available for women using Maternity and Gynaecology Services​.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition.

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Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Community Services

The Community Services within the Older Persons Health Service comprises of six interdisciplinary Community Services teams that cover the greater Christchurch area.

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Oromairaki Community Maternity Unit

Oromairaki is a contemporary new birthing facility in Selwyn Community, located within the Selwyn Health Hub - Toka Hapāi.

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Orthopaedic Outpatient Department (The Bone Shop)

The Orthopaedic Outpatient Department is in Christchurch Hospital.

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Outpatient Psychiatric Services for Adults with an Intellectual Disability (PSAID)

The PSAID Community Team provides comprehensive outpatient mental health assessment and treatment.

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Pain Management

The Burwood Pain Management Centre is based at Burwood Hospital. Our aim is to restore functional ability and enable individuals to live as independently as possible despite their pain.

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Palliative Care

Palliative care is a holistic approach to the care of people with progressive incurable disease, that aims to prevent and relieve suffering.

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Pegasus Health

Pegasus Health is the Primary Health Organisation (PHO) for most Christchurch general practices, plus general practices in Selwyn District.

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Pharmacies in Canterbury and Christchurch

A list of Canterbury community pharmacies with their opening hours...

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy often abbreviated PT, is primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential...

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Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the "correction" or restoration of form and function. Plastic surgery includes many types of re-constructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns.

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Psychiatric Consultation Service

The Psychiatric Consultation Service provides access to assessment, treatment and advice to hospitals in Christchurch for psychological and psychiatric issues...

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Psychiatric Services for Adults with an Intellectual Disability (PSAID)

The PSAID Inpatient Unit provides treatment of mental health disorders for adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS)

Our service offers support to children, young people and their families across all schools in Canterbury with nurses based at some rural facilities.

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Purapura Whetu

Purapura Whetu provides Adult Community Mental Health, Whānau Ora Mental Health, Te Hā Waitaha - Stop Smoking Canterbury and other health services.

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Radiation Oncology

The Radiation Oncology Department provides cancer patients with Radiation Therapy treatment. It is part of the Canterbury Regional Cancer & Haematology Service (CRCHS) at Christchurch Hospital.

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Radiology

The Radiology Department is organised to provide secondary and tertiary radiology services to both people in Canterbury and the wider South Island.

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Rangiora Community Maternity Unit

Rangiora community maternity unit is located within the Rangiora Health Hub and is located approximately 40 minutes’ drive from Christchurch and provides primary birthing care and postnatal maternity services.

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Rehua Marae

Rehua Marae provides Kaumātua day programmes and Kaumātua day support services.

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Respiratory Services

The Respiratory Department provides specialist care for a wide range of respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnoea and many other conditions.

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Riccarton Clinic

Riccarton Clinic provides triaged walk-in access to medical and accident treatments during our extended hours of operation from 8am to 8pm, every day.

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Seagar Clinic

Seagar Clinic is an inpatient rehabilitation unit which offers a recovery-based programme that enables people with mental health issues to live fulfilling lives in the community.

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Social Work

Social work services are based at Christchurch Hospital and Burwood Hospital. Social workers help patients, and can also assist their families or carers​.​

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Speech Language Therapy

​Speech Language Therapy provides assessment and management to individuals with communication and/or swallowing disorders.​

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Spinal Injury

The Burwood Spinal Unit (BSU) provides services for people with spinal cord impairments caused by accident, illness or congenital abnormalities.

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St George’s Maternity Centre

St. George’s maternity centre is located within the St. George’s Hospital and is located approximately 12 minutes’ drive from Christchurch Women’s Hospital and provides primary birthing care and postnatal maternity services.

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Surgical Service (Burwood Hospital)

​The Burwood Surgical Service is a centre of excellence dedicated primarily to Elective Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

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Tangata Atumotu trust

Tangata Atumotu Trust is a Pasifika health provider. Tangata Atumotu Trust work across a wide range of sectors to improve health outcomes for the Pasifika community Canterbury.

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Te Awakura (Adult Acute Inpatient Service)

Te Awakura is a facility for adults with acute mental illness that require 24 hour nursing care. Assessments and treatment are provided by a multidisciplinary team.

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Te Kakakura Trust

Te Kakakura Trust provide Mental Health Residential, Community Support Worker and other health services.

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Te Puawaitanga Ki Ōtautahi Trust

Te Puawaitanga Ki Otautahi Trust provide Tamariki Ora / Well Child, Whānau Support, Parenting Support and other health services.

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Te Rūnanga O Nga Maata Waka

Te Rūnanga O Nga Maata Waka provide support Services to Mama and their Pēpi (Mothers and Babies).

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Te Tai o Marokura (Kaikoura)

Te Tai o Marokura provide mobile disease state management, Tamariki Ora – Wellchild, Mama & Pēpi, whānau ora, AOD and other health services.

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Te Whare Mahana Whānau Family Accommodation

Te Whare Mahana Whānau is a whānau-family accommodation facility for eligible family members, supporting a whānau member using services at Christchurch Hospital. 

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Tupuna Unit – Extended Care

An inpatient extended care unit which provides 24 hour care and support for people with mental health issues that require a longer stay in hospital than what the acute inpatient unit can provide.

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Urgent Adult Mental Health Services

Single Point of Entry is a person’s initial contact with the mental health services. It streamlines the way people are referred for the Adult Community Mental Health Services they require.

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Urology

Urology focuses on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs.​

 

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