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.

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.


Page last updated: 24 December 2018

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