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.

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Nurse Maude

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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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Outpatients (Bone Shop) department provides follow up care to patients with broken or damaged bones/muscles in an outpatient setting. Orthopaedic Acute Care (OAC) provides specialist acute orthopaedic assessment and management of bone and muscle injuries. 

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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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