COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at


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.

Maternity staffing issues and complaints

Response to official information request

  1. The number of full and part time staff currently employed in the maternity ward at your District Health Board. Please separate these by job title i.e. Midwife, senior midwife, obstetrician, nurse etc.
  2. The number of positions that exist or need to be filled - i.e. If there are 20 midwife positions but 10 are currently filled, please state this, and also the length of time the position has been open for.
  3. Please provide any reports or information - including internal memos etc. - into staffing problems within the maternity ward, and any issues with recruitment.
  4. I also request any complaints or matters of concern raised by maternity ward staff to management about problems or incidents arising from or related to a lack of staffing within the maternity ward.


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