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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 May 2019

Monday 13 May 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

David thanks nurses across the Canterbury Health System for the care, compassion and professionalism they offer the community every single day, as International Nurses Day was celebrated around the world yesterday.

This issue also recognises a nurse awarded a Nursing Now scholarship to attend the pre-World Health Assembly, promotes changes to the New Zealand Early Warning Score (NZEWS), encourages people to get their flu shot as Australia heads into a severe flu season, pays tribute to a nurse who retires after a 51-year career, looks at how a Husky helps lift the spirits of sick children in hospital, and much more.

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

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