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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.

Did you know there are Māori health teams in hospital services?

Māori health services are designed to promote health, work with Māori people, and encourage healthcare providers to work in a culturally appropriate way.

Some of these services work with Māori patients with particular health needs, such as diabetes, smoking, ageing, disabilities, and cancer screening.

Find out about your options for Māori health services at Community & Public Health, the National Breast & Cervical Screening Programme, Christchurch Hospital, the Diabetes Centre, Older Persons Health, and Burwood Hospital.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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