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

Canterbury DHB committees heading for Cheviot

Wednesday 26 April 2017Media release2 minutes to read

Two of Canterbury DHB's advisory committees will be hitting the road and heading for Cheviot on Thursday 4 May.

The Community and Public Health Advisory Committee and the Disability Support Advisory Committee have teamed up for a joint meeting to be held in the Cheviot Fire Station Hall in McQueen Road.

The public are welcome to attend the meeting, which will start at 10.30am and is expected to run until about 3.30pm.  At the conclusion of the meeting, there will be a light afternoon tea and an opportunity for locals to chat with Board and Advisory Committee members.

The meeting agenda will be available on the Canterbury DHB website from Monday 1 May.

Acting Board chair Sir Mark Solomon says board and committee members are keen to get out of the office and hold meetings in the communities they serve. 

“It's an opportunity for the locals to come along and hear about what's happening and about some of the highlights and challenges we're facing.

“The committee members are very much looking forward to this first meeting in Cheviot. We are mindful of the fact we are publicly-funded and this is a chance for the public to come along and better understand the work of the DHB and wider Canterbury Health System.

“I hope we see a good number of locals turn up,” Sir Mark Solomon says.​

Meeting details:

Thursday 4 May 2017, 10.30am

Joint Canterbury DHB Community and Public Health Advisory Committee & Disability Support Advisory Committee meeting

Cheviot Fire Station Hall, 6 McQueen Rd, Cheviot (entry and parking off Hutchison Street)

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