Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See for info about vaccinations.

We are at RED according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information:

Neonatal Unit

6 documents.

Fetal Deaths and Neonatal Deaths (additional questions re vaccination status)

Follow up to CDHB 10746 Fetal deaths and neonatal deaths.

  1. Please supply the covid 19 vaccination status for every Canterbury DHB mother who has experienced a stillbirth or a neonatal death in 2021.
  2. Please provide the date of covid 19 vaccination receipt (and if it was a first or second dose) and the date of the stillbirth or neonatal death for each mother.


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Fetal Deaths and Neonatal Deaths

Medical Certificate of Causes of Fetal and Neonatal Death' forms that have been filled out, per month, since June 2020 to date in your District Health Board area. (Ministry of Health web page reference: )


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NICU capacity

RE capacity issues in NICU - any correspondence or reports from NICU clinical staff to the CDHB or senior management concerning capacity issues at NICU from 2020.


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Mothers babies transferred outside CDHB

How often have expectant mothers and or newborn babies been transferred to DHBs outside Canterbury?


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Reviews of Maternity and Neonatal Units

The most recent reviews of CDHB Maternity and NICU Units


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Women transferred to give birth

How many women have been transferred to another city to give birth in the past six months


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