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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 November 2019

Monday 11 November 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates shares today’s joint announcement with the Ministry of Health about the delay to the migration of services to Christchurch Hospital Hagley. He encourages staff to focus on their wellbeing and consider taking a break, be it over the Christmas holidays or as soon as possible after that.

This issue also includes the importance of assessment and identification of pressure injuries; celebrates the qualifications completed by our team of orderlies; looks at recent simulation training for obstetric emergencies; promotes Christchurch Hospital's Human Milk Bank; recognises the contribution of volunteer coordinators;  marks World Diabetes Day and International Pathology Day; and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 11 November 2019

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