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Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Our Health System alliances

Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN)

The Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN) is a group of healthcare leaders, professionals and providers from across the Canterbury health system. Its overarching purpose is to provide people with access to the right care, in the right place at the right time.

For more information, see the Canterbury Clinical Network and Canterbury Community Pharmacy websites.

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW)

The Manawhenua Ki Waitaha board was established to ensure manawhenua have oversight and influence on the decision making of the Canterbury District Health Board. Manawhenua Ki Waitaha has the mandate of Papatipu Rūnanga and is supported by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (TRoNT) as the Ngāi Tahu representative body in Canterbury for health issues.

For more information, visit the Manawhenua Ki Waitaha section on our website.

South Island Alliance

This is an alliance between the five South Island DHBs: Canterbury, Nelson Marlborough, West Coast, South Canterbury, and Southern. The DHBs work collaboratively to develop more innovative and efficient health services than could be achieved independently. The alliance’s vision is a clinically and fiscally sustainable South Island health system – best for patients, best for system.

For more information, visit the South Island Alliance website.


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