COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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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.

Maternity Staff vacancies Maternity Unit – Post natal ward

Official information request details

  • How many staff vacancies are there in the maternity unit / post natal ward?
  • How many times has the maternity unit been in Code Red in the past year?
  • How many times has the delivery suite been in Code Red in the past year?
  • What is the proportion of DHB staff midwives employed compared with the Agency midwives?
  • How does this compare with last year?
  • How many sentinel events have there been in the last year compared with the previous five years?
  • How many LMC midwives are actively booking women into hospital and how does this number compare with last year?


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