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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 1 July 2019

Monday 1 July 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates acknowledges the key role Canterbury Health Laboratories played in an international study into the causes of pneumonia in children, recently published in The Lancet. He also provides an update on the demolition of the old Diabetes Centre and the upcoming move of the Burwood Spinal Unit back to its refurbished and repaired unit in September. With school holidays starting next week, David reinforces the golden rules for staying well over the holiday period.

This issue also looks at a recent study by the University of Otago, Christchurch, into sexual orientation and mental health, invites donations for gift packs for vulnerable children, features a special new storybook written for parents and families of premature babies, calls for consumers to be involved in shaping health services across Ashburton, and much more.

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

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