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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 May 2020

Monday 11 May 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

In light of International Nurses Day tomorrow on Tuesday 12 May, CEO David Meates gives a heartfelt thank you to all our nurses, including those who answered the call to work in new and challenging environments: Rosewood, Ward GG and Christchurch Hospital’s COVID-19 Acute Medical Assessment Unit. He also provides a snapshot of a day in the life of our public health team that, 16 weeks ago, stood up their Emergency Operations Centre in just two hours.

This issue also shares the voices of nurses across Canterbury DHB and what they love about their roles to commemorate International Nurses Day , shares the experiences of nurses working in Ward GG at Burwood Hospital, and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 12 May 2020

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