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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.

Services to people who have a diagnosis of dementia or other age related cognitive impairments

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By 2025, Christchurch demographics will reach its highest number of 80 year olds residents.

  1. How many will be living in Christchurch Retirement and Care homes in their own apartments?
  2. How many will be living in Christchurch suburbs located in the northwest of the city?
  3. What is the 2025 planning for these 80 years who have dementia?
  4. How many will be able to afford the cost of Dementia Care with assets under $22,000 or there about?
  5. How many will be able to afford the costs of Dementia Care if their assets are over $22,000 or thereabouts?
  6. By 2025, will the number of qualified nurses for Older Persons match the needs of our 80 years+ population?
  7. Will Christchurch have sufficient qualified nurses to cater to the needs of our 80+ population?
  8. Should future plans for persons with dementia include more groups catering for 5 day care programmes?
  9. In terms of what Residents Associations and community groups in the North West of Christchurch should be considering to be better aware of the needs of Older People’s Health?


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