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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 14 October 2019

Monday 14 October 2019CEO Update2 minutes to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates talks about the new helipad on top of the new Christchurch Hospital Hagley building, thanking key people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the helipad a reality, as well as the training that is set to occur over the coming weeks. He also gives details on the new Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) as an alternative care pathway for pregnant women who are concerned about their pregnancy, but not in labour, and also congratulates those who were successful in the recent DHB elections.

This issue also pays tribute to the late Dr Tony Young – a radiologist who pioneered many procedures that are now commonplace; celebrates the 50-year career of a Practice Leader at Brackenridge – a charitable organisation that provides support to children, young people and adults with disabilities and autism in Canterbury; details a major patient care capacity management programme that's ready to launch; and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 22 October 2019

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