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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 11 March 2019

Monday 11 March 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

Canterbury CEO Update - Monday 11 March 2019In this week's CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates talks about the importance of Advance Care Planning in helping people take control of their own health, shares the plans for improving Canterbury DHB’s environmental sustainability, and provides an update on the measles outbreak.

This issue also promotes a locally developed simulator training surgeons around the world, recognises Sue Miles’s contribution to child protection and family violence, announces the first nurse prescriber in Child Health, invites people to support a fundraiser for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 11 March 2019

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