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.

Mental Health – Staffing, experience, vacancies, capacity in acute unit, times above capacity

Official information request details

  1. How many staff positions is the DHB funded for Acute Mental health?
  2. Levels of experience in acute mental health?
  3. How many positions were vacant on Monday 25 June 2018?
  4. How long has each position been vacant?
  5. When was the last time the DHB was fully staffed for acute mental health?
  6. What is the maximum number of patient capacity of your acute mental health facility?
  7. Daily breakdown of how many of those beds were filled from 18 June - 25 June 2018, and the overflow?
  8. How many times this year has the acute mental health facility being operating above patient capacity?


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Page last updated: 22 November 2018

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