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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 15 July 2019

Monday 15 July 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates checks in with Christchurch and Burwood hospital staff about how they are managing with high patient numbers and fewer staff due to winter ailments. He shares their preparations to move some services to the new acute services building, and progress on improvements to the Burwood Hospital Spinal Unit. He also announces Canterbury DHB has been selected as a finalist in the Enviro-Mark Solutions Awards in the category of Excellence in Climate Action.

This issue also looks at the role of the Consumer Council, profiles a Canterbury DHB research project that has been funded to assess a fast bedside blood test, urges Cantabrians to look after themselves this flu season, promotes a smokefree pregnancy incentive programme helping pregnant women to quit, and much more.

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

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