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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 September 2019

Monday 16 September 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

Acting CEO Mary Gordon welcomes the recent announcement of additional government funding to help meet the long-term mental health and wellbeing needs of people affected by the 15 March terror attacks. She shares the news that the All Right? Sparklers toolkit, originally developed for Canterbury in response to the earthquakes, will now be rolled out nationally. She also reports back on the Spirit of Service awards last week where Mana Ake was recognised as a finalist.

This issue also includes how computer algorithms can help doctors determine a patient's risk of a heart attack, information about a registry to improve health outcomes for men with prostate cancer,  insights into the work of Canterbury Health Laboratories, and much more.

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

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