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.

The use of pagers at Canterbury DHB

Official information request details

We would like to know how widely these are used in New Zealand’s public health system. We therefore request the following information:

  1. the number of pagers used and owned by the DHB, and what these are used for (including how regularly they are used); and
  2. any advice, analysis or planning documents in the last 12 months about phasing out pagers by upgrading to more modern communications systems; and
  3. any advice, or analysis in the last 12 months about the reliability of the DHB’s paging systems.


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