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CEO Update – Monday 10 August 2020

Monday 10 August 2020CEO Update2 minutes to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

CEO David Meates provides an update on the plan to roll-out the National Bowel Screening Programme in Canterbury. He also reports on the pop-up COVID-19 testing centre held in Christchurch over the weekend to ensure there is no community transmission here. More than 320 people turned up to be tested and David thanks them for their efforts, along with the health professionals who stepped up to carry out the testing. Lastly, David acknowledges the outpouring of messages and support he has received since he announced his resignation.

This issue also looks at how Canterbury DHB is the national host for InterRAI, an application used to assess an older person's care needs; how the role of Registered Nurses in Interventional Radiology has been re-defined and expanded; shares the benefits of a new environmentally friendlier ultrasound gel; looks at how the Pharmacy team stepped up during lockdown; promotes changes to plastic recycling rules, and much more.

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