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.

Drug related visits to Emergency Department

Official information request details

  1. The amount of intentional drug-related visits to Christchurch Hospital A&E for the past ten years.
  2. The number of overdose incidents brought in for treatment through A&E at Christchurch Hospital.
  3. The number of spiking/drugging incidents brought in for treatment through A&E at Christchurch Hospital.
  4. The number of admissions to the hospital due to drug-related incidents.
  5. The number of ambulance call-outs to treat a person due to intentional drug ingestion.


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