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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 13 March 2017

Monday 13 March 2017CEO Update1 minute to read

​In today’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates talks about the Health Select Committee hearing which took place last week. A nurse educator shares advice from her grandmother and Tim Keogh, who advocates for more kindness at work. Our Park & Ride shuttle celebrates transporting more than half a million people since it started. You can get the lowdown on how our Low Vision Service is helping people regain their independence.

There’s a new security vehicle patrolling the roads around Christchurch Hospital at night to help ensure staff safety, and we celebrate the fact that Health Connect South is now in place throughout the South Island – a single shared electronic patient record for hospital care right across the South Island.

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Page last updated: 17 October 2018

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