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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.

Dental and community-based health services

10 health services.

Canterbury & West Coast Musculoskeletal Service

Canterbury and West Coast Musculoskeletal Service is a publicly funded service for patients with non-urgent musculoskeletal conditions that do not require surgery.

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Christchurch Sexual Health Service

Christchurch Sexual Health Service a specialist sexual health service offering free and confidential sexual health care including diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STI's) and other related conditions including genital skin conditions and genital pain.

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Community and Public Health (CPH)

Community and Public Health (CPH) provides public health services to those people living in the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast regions.

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Community Dental Service

We provide free dental care for eligible children living in Canterbury and South Canterbury. We also help teens find a free family dentist.

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Community Health Information Centres (CHIC)

The Community Health Information Centre (CHIC) provides free health resources within Canterbury, South Canterbury and the West Coast.

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Dental Department

The hospital-based Dental Department provides specialist dental care to people from within the Canterbury region.

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Menemene Mai (Smile)

Welcome to Menemene Mai (Smile) the Early childhood oral health toolkit for kaiako in Waitaha Canterbury.

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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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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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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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