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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 May 2017

Monday 15 May 2017CEO Update1 minute to read

​In today’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates congratulates all involved with the development of HealthOne, the South Island’s secure system for sharing key patient information between clinicians across primary, secondary and community health. It won the Public Sector Category at the Hi-Tech Awards last Friday.

We share the Staff Wellbeing Research Report; meet the 21 recipients of Pegasus Health’s scholarships; enjoy poems by Canterbury nurses; be inspired by the generosity of mums donating breastmilk to our milkbank and learn how one ward is making it easy to do the right thing first time, every time.

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