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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.

Child health

10 health services.

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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Child Development Service

The Child Development Service is based in Christchurch, it comprises Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and a Social Worker.

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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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Child, Adolescent and Family Inpatient Services

A specialist regional (South Island) treatment and assessment service for children and adolescents who have severe psychiatric, emotional, behavioural, or developmental disorders are assessed and/or treated.

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Children in Care Team

A service for children and young people between the ages of 0-12 years who have a confirmed or suspected moderate to severe mental health issue.

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Human Milkbank

Christchurch Women's Hospital's Neonatal Unit (NICU) opened New Zealand's first Human Pasteurised​ Donor Milk Bank in 2014. The Human Milk Bank is next to the Neonatal Unit on the 4th Floor, Christchurch Women's Hospital​.

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LinKIDS

LinKIDS helps connect families to health services in the Canterbury region.

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Neonatal Service

The Canterbury Neonatal Service provides special and intensive care for all babies born in the wider Canterbury region. This region extends to Timaru in the South, Greymouth in the West and Kaikoura in the North (approximately 20000 square kilometres). 

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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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School Based Mental Health Team

The school based mental health team provides a pro-active school based outreach service to support schools.

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Page last updated: 28 February 2020

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