COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at Canterbury DHB hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

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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.

Board and Committees

The Board and Committees section of this website provides access to information about the Canterbury DHB Board and its Statutory Advisory Committees, the Community & Public Health and Disability Support Advisory Committee (CPH & DSAC) and Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC).

About the board

In accordance with the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, public notices detailing the date, time and venue of all meetings of the Board and its Statutory Committees are published in local newspapers. Notice is also given on this website.

General information

Meetings of the Canterbury District Health Board are held in the Board Room, Level 1, 32 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch.

Standing orders

CDHB Board Standing Orders

Membership

The Board has up to 11 members. Seven are elected and the remaining four are appointed by the Minister of Health, by notice in the Gazette. The Board serves for a term of three years.

DHB Board members are accountable to the Minister of Health (through the Chairperson of the Board), for the performance of the DHB.

Current membership

Sir John Hansen (Chair)
Gabrielle Huria (Deputy Chair)
Barry Bragg
Sally Buck
Catherine Chu
Andrew Dickerson
James Gough
Jo Kane
Aaron Keown
Naomi Marshall
Ingrid Taylor

Board meetings

Please note that due to COVID-19 board meetings will be held online only until further notice. Members of the public are unable to view online board meetings, however copies of the board meeting agenda and minutes will be made available on this website as normal.

Current agenda and board papers

Next board meeting

16 April 2020

2020 Board meeting dates

25 February
19 March
16 April
21 May
18 June
16 July
20 August
17 September
15 October
19 November
17 December

Agenda papers are published on this page approximately two days before a meeting.

Archived agenda and board papers

Previous agenda papers can be viewed in the document library.

If you wish to view agenda papers from earlier years, please email Anna Craw, Board Secretariat at anna.craw@cdhb.health.nz

Page last updated: 30 March 2020

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