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No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

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 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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