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.

PET CT scanning machines and patient wait times

Official information request details

  1. Number and location of PET and PET-CT scanning machines within Canterbury DHB
  2. Current working condition of each machine - for example in need of upgrade/refurbishment, or broken
  3. Timeline and anticipated cost for the repair or replacement of PET or PET-CT machines which are broken or need an upgrade/refurbishment.
  4. Current patient waiting times for PET and PET-CT scans, broken down by reason for scan (ie breast cancer detection)
  5. Forecast waiting times for scans over the next six months


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