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.

CEO Update – Monday 1 May 2017

Monday 1 May 2017CEO Update1 minute to read

​In this week's CEO Update, chief executive David Meates highlights Immunisation Awareness Week and the All Right? team's new campaign to make habits stick.

Learn about the game-changing skin cancer surgery technique now available in Christchurch and check out the base isolators and sliding stair joints that will help ensure our new Acute Services Building is well and truly quake-safe. Say farewell to a cherished ED doctor, congratulations to two high achieving nurses and discover how hand hygiene saves lives.

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