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:

Proposal to dispose of 35 James Street, Lincoln

Canterbury DHB is proposing to dispose of the property at 35 James Street, Lincoln. The DHB is required by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act to consider any public views on disposal of DHB land prior to proceeding with the disposal process.

When sale, disposal or exchange of hospital land or buildings are proposed, District Health Boards are required, under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, to obtain the Minister of Health’s approval for the said disposal. Before approving any disposal, the Minister must be satisfied that the District Health Board has taken into account the views of the resident population.

The property comprises a land area of 5,401m2 and contains the original maternity building and a dental building. The services that are provided from the property are being relocated to Rolleston on completion of the Selwyn Health Hub that is due for completion in December 2021.

The CDHB land is legally described as Lot 4 Deposited Plan 62259 in Identifier CB37B/653.

The Lincoln maternity building was constructed in 1926, comprising a ground floor of 397 square meters and first floor 87.5 square meters, predominately with weatherboard cladding and a corrugated iron roof.

The Lincoln maternity building

The Lincoln maternity building

The dental building was constructed in 2011 and has an area of 213 square metres. CDHB is considering relocating the dental building to another campus.

The dental building

The dental building

All responses will be collated and analysed. A summary of the submissions will be presented to CDHB’s Board as part of the final proposal and recommendation.

The proposal, along with the summary of submissions received, will be presented to the Minister of Health for final approval before any disposal of land goes ahead.

Submissions closed on Friday 5 November 2021.

Page last updated: 8 November 2021

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