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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 December 2018

Monday 10 December 2018CEO Update1 minute to read

CEO Update Monday 10 December 2018In this week's CEO Update…

David congratulates the entrants of this year’s Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards for their contribution to improving the Canterbury health system. He also shares the steps Canterbury DHB is taking to protect its staff from violence.

This issue also celebrates our millionth hospital shuttle bus passenger, looks at how Canterbury DHB is leading the way in recognising and responding to patients at risk of deterioration, profiles the work of social enterprise catering business Can Do, shares the BuyCycles pilot which helps people who access Specialist Mental Health Services and Corrections, and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 10 December 2018

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