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.

Effects of quarry dust in Yaldhurst

Response to official information request

  1. All available correspondence in relation the survey study of the effects of quarry dust on the Yaldhurst environment and residents, as carried out by Mote and released by Ecan which were widely reported as being reviewed and supported by CDHB Medical Officer Dr Ramon Pink.
  2. All written correspondence between CDHB staff, Ecan, Mote, quarry companies, media and residents. To include notes, memos, email and other written correspondence covering the period of the Mote study and its release in July and any further correspondence since the release of the Mote survey.
  3. All recorded information on this matter, including discussions, action taken and recommendations along with any non-published retractions by Dr Pink. To also include email or written correspondence within the CDHB and its representatives to outside organisations.


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Page last updated: 23 August 2019

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