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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 10 April 2017

Monday 10 April 2017CEO Update1 minute to read


In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates congratulates Hannah Laughton, Canterbury’s Open for Leadership Award Winner.

There’s a new regular feature: The Parking Spot, we celebrate achieving the hand hygiene standard, talk falls prevention, salute our award-winning Kaikoura GPs, and see the ‘IT Crowd’ from our Information Service Group rocking their active wear at the Relay for Life. Be inspired when you read about an ED nurse’s role working on a TB programme in Tajikistan and catch up on upcoming conferences, courses and events.

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