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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.

HQSC suicide data 2016-2017 subgroup patients aged 15-24 at time of death

Response to official information request

HQSC data released on 6 July 2018 indicated that Canterbury DHB had 26 suspected suicides for the 2016/2017 year. Of these suspected suicides I am seeking information about the subgroup of patients aged 15-24 years at time of death.

  1. The total number of patients in this subgroup.
  2. The number of Maori or Pacific Islander ethnicity.
  3. The number of patients commenced on SSRI antidepressant therapy within three months of death occurring and within this subgroup the specific SSRI prescribed and the number of weeks between the commencement of the SSRI and death occurring.


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Page last updated: 8 October 2018

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