HOSPITAL VISITING

Hospital visiting guidelines updated 16 September 2022: Hospital visitors must wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are not acceptable.  See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests.

See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info on vaccinations.

Last updated:
16 September 2022

Fewer visitor restrictions now apply

For visitors to all facilities effective from 16 September 2022

Some visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Te Tai o Poutini West Coast 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 other 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 in single rooms may have more than one visitor while patients in multi-bed rooms can have one visitor only per patient to ensure there is no overcrowding.
  • People can have one or two support people to accompany them to outpatients appointments.
  • Women in labour in a birthing suite, in Te Nīkau Hospital’s Maternity Ward and in Buller’s Kawatiri Maternity Unit can have the usual support people, subject to space, for the duration of their stay in our facilities.
  • Eating or drinking at the bedside is at the discretion of the Clinical Nurse Manager. 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.

Mask wearing

  • Surgical/medical masks must be worn at all sites, except in counselling, mental health and addiction services where it’s on a case-by-case agreement with patients. Masks will be provided if you don’t have one. In higher-risk environments, people, including young children, may not be able to visit if they cannot wear a mask.
  • 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.

Visiting patients with COVID-19

  • People are able to 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.

You must NOT visit our facilities if you

  • are COVID-19 positive
  • are unwell. Please stay home if you have a tummy bug or cold or flu/COVID-19-like symptoms (even if you’ve tested negative for COVID-19).

Te Whatu Ora West Coast Aged Residential Care facilities

Visitors are welcome at our Aged Care Residential facilities, subject to the space available. All visitors must wear a surgical mask.

More COVID-19 information

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 9 June 2022

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 10 March 2022

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting Papers for 11 March 2022

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 11 March 2022 meeting.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions this is held via Zoom video conference meeting.

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for January 2022

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 28 January 2022 meeting.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions this is held via Zoom video conference meeting.

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 25 November 2021

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for November 2021

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 12 November 2021 meeting at Board Meeting Room, Corporate Services, Te Nīkau Hospital and Health Centre and via Zoom

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for October 2021

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 15 October 2021 meeting at Board Meeting Room, Corporate Services, Te Nīkau Hospital and Health Centre and via Zoom

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for September 2021

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 3 September 2021 meeting at IFHC Meeting Room, Corporate Services, Te Nīkau Hospital and Health Centre and via Zoom

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 9 September 2021

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for July 2021

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 9 July 2021 meeting at IFHC Meeting Room, Corporate Services, Te Nīkau Hospital and Health Centre

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 10 June 2021

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Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 28 May 2021 meeting at IFHC Meeting Room, Corporate Services, Te Nīkau Hospital and Health Centre

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 26 November 2020

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for October 2020

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 9 October 2020 meeting at Board Room, Corporate Services, Te Nīkau Hospital and Health Centre

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 12 March 2020

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for December 2019

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 6 December 2019 meeting at Board Room, Corporate Services, Grey Base Hospital

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 1 November 2019

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 27 September 2019

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for September 2019

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 13 September 2019 meeting at Board Room, Corporate Services, Grey Base Hospital

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 9 August 2019

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for July 2019

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 19 July 2019 meeting at Board Room, Corporate Services, Grey Base Hospital

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 28 June 2019

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for June 2019

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 21 June 2019 meeting at Board Room, Corporate Services, Grey Base Hospital

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 10 May 2019

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 15 February 2019

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for December 2018

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 12 December 2018 meeting at Poutini Waiora, Hokitika

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 2 November 2018

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Tatau Pounamu Meeting papers for October 2018

Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group meeting papers for 19 October 2018 meeting

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 10 August 2018

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Advisory Committee Meeting – 29 June 2018

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