VISITING HOSPITAL

Hospital visitors must wear a medical paper face mask. Fabric face coverings are not acceptable. Expand this message for more detailed information about hospital visiting guidelines.

Last updated:
16 September 2022

 

Mask exemptions accepted for people seeking treatment
Any member of the public with a mask exemption is welcome in all our facilities when attending to receive health care and *treatment. Please show your mask exemption card and appointment letter to staff at the entrance.

*Treatment includes: coming into the Emergency Department, outpatient appointments,  surgery or a procedure.

For visitors to all facilities effective from Friday 16 September 2022

Some visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury hospitals and health facilities remain in place, but we have relaxed others.

There is still a heightened risk to vulnerable people in hospital and so people must continue to wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and  visitors safe.

Kia whakahaumaru te whānau, me ngā iwi katoa – this is to keep everybody safe:

  • Visitors or support people must not visit our facilities if they are unwell. Do not visit if you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 and haven’t completed your isolation period.
  • Patients may have more than one visitor, except in some situations such as multi-bed rooms where it can cause overcrowding.
  • Surgical/medical masks must be worn at all sites. Masks will be provided if you don’t have one.
  • For Specialist Mental Health Services everyone is strongly encouraged to wear a surgical mask in all inpatient areas and areas where consumers are receiving care (i.e. community appointments, home-visits, transporting people). Discretion may be applied in cases where masks impair your ability to communicate effectively.
  • Visitors must not eat or drink in multibed rooms because of the increased risk when multiple people remove their mask in the same space.
  • Hand sanitiser is available and must be used.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our staff work hard to protect and care for some of the most vulnerable in our community.

Visiting patients with COVID-19

  • People can visit patients who have COVID-19 but they must wear an N95 mask – this will be provided if you don’t have one.
  • Other methods of communication will be facilitated e.g. phone, Facetime, Zoom, WhatsApp etc where visits aren’t possible.

All of our Hospitals

Visiting hours for our hospitals have returned to pre COVID-19 hours with the exception of Christchurch Women’s Hospital.

All visitors must wear a medical mask.

Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital and visitors are now allowed, except for the Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day stay where just one parent/caregiver is able to attend their appointment with their child. Exceptions by special arrangement only.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information

Oromairaki Community Maternity Unit

Mask exemptions accepted for people seeking treatment

Any member of the public with a mask exemption is welcome in all our facilities when attending to receive health care and *treatment. 

Please show your mask exemption card and appointment letter to staff at the entrance.

*Treatment includes coming into the Emergency Department, outpatient appointments,  surgery or a procedure. 

Updated: Visitor restrictions effective from 16 September 2022 until further notice

For more details about what to do when visiting please see our COVID-19 page.

Oromairaki celebrates the call of Hine-te-iwaiwa, the sighs of motherhood and the cries of new life. Oro means to resound, echo and resonate. It is a sound, a rumble and a note in music. Mairaki is a contraction of mai i te raki – from the heavens.

Te Taumutu Rūnanga gifts the name Oromairaki to the Maternity Suite at the Selwyn Health Hub in recognition of the atua wahine Hine-te-iwaiwa and her role as the goddess of the weaving house and childbirth.

Oromairaki is a contemporary new birthing facility in Selwyn Community, located within the Selwyn Health Hub - Toka Hapāi.

The carefully designed unit offers birthing and postnatal rooms designed to promote your relaxation and normal physiological birth.

Oromairaki reception    Oromairaki room

Partnering with the local community the unit is set on the first floor of the Selwyn Community hub which provides other primary health services including Pacific Radiology and is located just 50m from St John headquarters.

Oromairaki aligns to the Canterbury Maternity Strategy which is committed to supporting māmā and their whānau to create an environment that will enable their pēpi to have the best start to life, by providing community pregnancy support and birthing options that meet the needs of māmā and pēpi to receive care in the right place and at the right time.

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Visiting hours

Labour and birth: Number of support people at labouring persons discretion

Postnatal: Support person 24/7. Can change over at any time at māmā discretion

Recommended hours for others to visit: Between 3pm and 7pm to enable time for breastfeeding, bonding with pepe and adequate rest for all māmā

Location

Address
Oromairaki
Selwyn Health Hub / Toka Hapāi
3 Norman Kirk Drive
Rolleston

In an emergency

In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.

For advice about evening time and non-emergency medical care in Canterbury see after-hours and urgent care advice.

Enquiries and feedback

We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Oromairaki.

Note: We cannot give medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

Oromairaki facilities at a glance

Accessible

Disability car parking

Food & drink vending machines

Patient and visitor parking

Disabled & Visitor toilets

Page last updated: 23 September 2022

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