COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

The Canterbury Health System

In line with the New Zealand Health Strategy, Canterbury DHB is committed to planning services as a whole-of-Canterbury health system. We work in partnership with other health service providers and with our communities to design and deliver service solutions to meet the changing needs of our population.

Through an alliance framework we share a joint vision for the health system with our clinically-led alliance partners, and work with them to improve health outcomes for our shared population. This includes the Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN) District Alliance, and the South Island Regional Alliance with our four partner South Island DHBs.

The Canterbury organisational and system governance structure

Page last updated: 12 July 2019

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