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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 – Tuesday 28 April 2020

Tuesday 28 April 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates outlines what the move to Alert Level 3 will mean for the Canterbury Health System, as we start to perform more planned surgeries, carry out more outpatient appointments and see more staff returning to work. Screening people at the front doors to our facilities and limiting visitors will still happen, and David encourages all of us to continue to stay the course and break the chain of transmission.

This issue also recognises the sacrifices of nurses who went to help in the First World War; celebrates the arrival of a much-needed ultrasound machine at Kaikōura Health; highlights the replacement of Christchurch Hospital's large dishwasher that was well past its use by date, and much more.

You can read the Canterbury DHB CEO Update in two different formats:

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