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VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

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.

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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