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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.

Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts 2017

WellNow Canterbury is our bi-annual community health magazine. We have combined this November 2017 edition with the Canterbury Health System’s Quality Accounts to reach the widest possible audience and provide them with a picture of how well our Health System is meeting their health needs.

This edition reinforces our vision of an integrated health system by showcasing what we are doing well, outlines what we have learned, and signals our future plans. It also demonstrates our commitment to high-quality healthcare and explains how we monitor quality and safety.

WellNow features engaging and informative content in five spotlight areas: Consumer experience, staying well, preventing harm, equity and facilities redevelopment. A sixth section 'How We Measure Up' charts our performance against national health targets, quality and safety markers as set by the Health Quality and Safety Commission and other key measures.

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