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 vision, mission and values

Canterbury DHB is focused on creating a health system and community where people take greater responsibility for their own health, stay well in their homes and communities, and receive timely and appropriate care.

Our Mission Statement

To improve, promote and protect the health of the people in the community and foster the well-being and independence of people who experience disabilities and reduce disparities.

Our Vision – Tā Mātou Matakite

To improve, promote, and protect the health and well-being of the Canterbury community. 
Ki te whakapakari, whakamanawa me te tiaki i te hauora mō te oranga pai o ngā tāngata o te rohe o Waitaha.

Our Value​​​​​​​s – Ā Mātou Uara

  • Care and respect for others.  Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
  • Integrity in all we do.  Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
  • Responsibility for outcomes.  Te Takohanga i ngā hua.​


Page last updated: 18 December 2018

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