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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 June 2019

Monday 10 June 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

David acknowledges the Canterbury healthcare professionals who received Queen’s Birthday Honours. He also shares the results of Operation Ted, a special collaboration between Canterbury DHB, Christchurch City Council and Canterbury Linen Services to rescue, wash and gift hundreds of soft toys left among the tributes for the Christchurch terror attack. The toys were given to children as part of Eid al-Fitr celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan.

This issue also looks at the change from plastic to paper pottles to help save the environment and reduce costs, promotes the new Canterbury Resilience Hub for post-disaster support, explores the work of the home intravenous service, and much more.

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

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