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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.

Canterbury DHB Annual Plan 2017/2018

The Canterbury DHB's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the coming financial year (1 July to 30 June). In accordance with the New Zealand Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010, it also incorporates the Canterbury DHB's St​​atement of Intent.

The Statement of Intent is our key accountability document to Parliament, which includes targets and measures of both financial and non-financial performance. The Annual Plan also explains our strategic context and shows how our intended activity an​d outputs relate to our vision and the achievement of our long-term goals for improving the health of our community.

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