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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 16 December 2019

Monday 16 December 2019CEO Update2 minutes to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates reflects on 2019 and the unprecedented challenges the Canterbury Health System has faced, along with some of the highlights to be proud of. He announces the winners of the recent Something For You summer edition and Black Cat Harbour Nature Cruise giveaways. He also thanks each and every one of you for the part you’ve played in keeping our system working this year and wishes everyone a safe and happy time throughout the festive season.

This issue also shares the festive cheer around Canterbury DHB; profiles an award-winning longitudinal study that looks at the childhood factors most likely to predict obesity later in life; shares how Canterbury DHB is working with Medsalv to reduce waste from single-use devices; promotes the new teaching aid to manage respiratory conditions in spinal patients; reminds people to keep their cool in the summer heat; and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 16 December 2019

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