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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.

Cost of transporting specimens

Official information request details

  1. Could you please provide me with the amount spent per month by Canterbury Health Laboratory on taxis to transport specimens? I would like to see the amounts spent over the past three years on taxiing specimens from medical centres, The 24 Hour Surgery, and PMH, Hillmorton, Burwood, Ashburton hospitals, and other sites around Canterbury under the Acute Demand Service and Rapid Transport Service.



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