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.

Children’s Dental Service

Response to official information request

  1. The number of children eligible for the free dental service in DHB's coverage area for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please list each year separately including until end October 2018.
  2. The number of children registered for the service - if it differs.
  3. The number of children seen by a dental clinic (including mobile ones) during the above period.
  4. The number of reminders sent out to patients/their caregivers each year.
  5. Details of why there may have been a difference between the number patients eligible, those sent reminders and those who were seen.
  6. Should all patients registered with the service be sent reminders?
  7. Have there been any problems which may have led to caregivers not receiving reminders?
  8. How often should children have check-ups?


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