COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

Cancer and haematology

Cancer and haematology services are listed below, you can also check the comprehensive hospital wards and departments pages, see Christchurch Hospital, Burwood Hospital, Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Christchurch Outpatients, Ashburton Hospital and other health facilities.

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Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Service helps to improve outcomes for young people aged between 12 and 24 with cancer in New Zealand, by coordinating cancer care with  health professionals, and assisting patients and your families during and after treatment.

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Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service (CRCHS)

The Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service is comprised of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Haematology, and Palliative Care...

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Child Haematology and Oncology (CHOC)

CHOC is one of two specialist treatment centres for childhood cancer, the other being Starship Hospital. We care for infants, children and adolescents with cancer, and their families/whanau.

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Gynaecologic Oncology

The Gynaecologic Oncology service is based at Christchurch Women's Hospital. Women with all types and stages of gynaecologic cancer are referred to the service for investigation and treatment.

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Haematology

The Christchurch Haematology Service provides a comprehensive specialist service for patients with blood disorders which include Bone Marrow transplantation, treatment for haematological malignancies, bleeding and thrombotic disorders.

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Medical Oncology

The Canterbury Regional Cancer & Haematology Service (CRCHS) Medical Oncology Department is one of two tertiary centres delivering medical oncology and chemotherapy treatment in the South Island. It is located at on the ground floor of the Christchurch Hospital Oncology building.

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Nuclear Medicine

Specialist services provided by the Christchurch Hospital Nuclear Medicine Department include; Diagnostic Imaging, Radiopharmacy and Radionuclide Therapies.

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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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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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Page last updated: 28 February 2020

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