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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.

CEO Update – Monday 23 May 2016

Monday 23 May 2016Canterbury DHB News1 minute to read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates urges us to not be complacent about influenza. It’s going to be here soon enough and if you haven’t already had your immunisation, remember, it takes two weeks for the vaccination to provide protection. Read about the open days at our new facilities at Burwood Hospital being held this week. Also read about the Star Wars characters who visited the Children’s wards. May the force be with you…Read the CEO Update on our website.

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