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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.

Change your contact details

Options to change contact information held by Canterbury DHB

You can you change your contact details:

  1. When visiting your GP Practice.
  2. By telephoning the department or service you are under the care of.
  3. By asking the receptionist when attending an appointment.
  4. Completing a paper form at Christchurch Hospital main reception.
  5. Online – you can use our online form to request a change to your:
    • Name
    • Postal or residential address
    • Contact telephone number
    • The name of your GP/Doctor

      A separate online form application is currently required for each person changing their details, including other family members.

Change contact details using online form > Go back to contact us page >

Page last updated: 16 March 2020

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