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Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS)

Early Childhood Education Centre (ECEC) Newsletter,  Public Health Nursing Service, Autumn/Winter 2019The Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS) offers support to children, young people and their families across all schools in Canterbury with nurses based at some rural facilities.

Our philosophy of care is centred around The Rights of Every Child (PDF, 2MB)

Our service aspires to promote and protect the rights of children and young people. If you want more details about the rights of children and young people in healthcare please read the Charter on the Rights of Tamariki Children & Rangatahi Young People in Healthcare Services in Aotearoa (PDF, 3MB)

What We Do

The Public Health Nursing service is staffed by Registered Nurses and a support team of administration staff. The main PHN Service is based at Burwood Hospital Campus. There are  also Public Health Nurses based at rural hospitals – Ashburton, Lincoln, Rangiora and Kaikoura.

Public health nurses:

  • Regularly visit schools, supporting and advising on children's health needs, attending school or home
  • Work with families, providing support, advocacy, links with other services
  • Liaise with family doctors, specialists and other health providers
  • Anaphylaxis education and support to schools, Early Education Centres and families
  • Refer to other services such as Holiday Camps, STAND (Glenelg Health Camp)
  • Support the delivery of B4 School checks by offering appointments in the community
  • Provide BCG vaccinations for eligible children under 5 years
  • Provide the 0-5 years Well Child Tamariki Ora services in Kaikoura and Banks Peninsula
  • Provide the School Based Vaccination Programme for year 8 students

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Page last updated: 15 July 2019

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