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:

Donate to Māia Health Foundation

Maia Health FoundationThanks for making a difference

The generosity of people like you makes a real difference for those needing our health services.

Healthcare workers in Canterbury DHB are committed to providing patients with the best treatment and care during a time when they are at their most vulnerable. Staff are often thanked with a grateful smile and a handshake.

Sometimes patients and their whānau want to show their gratitude another way – such as making a donation, fundraising or leaving a legacy in their will. You can say ‘Thanks' with a donation, knowing that this will help others needing our healthcare system.

Your gift may also help to fund enhancements that might not otherwise happen – things that make a real difference for health services right here in Canterbury. 

Where will my donation go?

Māia Health Foundation is the official charity of the Canterbury DHB and is a registered charity.  Māia was established to provide a pathway for charitable giving to help support our health system. 

It’s up to you to decide where to allocate your donation. All funds donated to the Canterbury DHB through Māia Health Foundation are ‘tagged’ for your intended purpose.  You can choose a specific service or department or may wish to donate to a general needs fund.

How do I make a donation?

To donate to Canterbury DHB via Māia Health Foundation go to
All information about how to make a donation and a list of departments and services that you may wish to support are on this page.

As Māia Health Foundation is a registered charity, when you choose to make a donation to the Canterbury DHB via Māia you may be eligible for a 33.3% tax credit.

Should you like any additional information please feel free to contact the Māia team at or call on 03 378 6134.

What is Māia Health Foundation?

To learn more about Māia Health Foundation and how you can support our health system in Canterbury and the wider South Island please visit

Māia Canterbury DHB Partnership Brochure

Māia Canterbury DHB Partnership Brochure

Page last updated: 20 July 2020

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