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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 February 2020

Monday 10 February 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates talks about being smarter with how we spend every health dollar and how small improvements can have a big impact in a large health system.

This issue also looks at the 95th anniversary of Ellesmere Hospital; acknowledges the professional development achievements of nurses and hospital aides; encourages staff to sign up for the Aotearoa Bike Challenge; and much more.

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

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