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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 17 February 2020

Monday 17 February 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates farewells Director of Nursing Heather Gray, looks at how a generous bequest transformed the Burwood Spinal Unit, and reminds everyone to take care of themselves and each other as this weekend marks nine years since the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

This issue also looks at a new study helping people directly affected by the mosque attacks; celebrates the enormous contribution of Ruth Barclay who has retired after 46 years with Canterbury DHB; congratulates the winner of the Communication Access Award; shares the achievement of Registrar Rhy Jones who came third in the Coast to Coast, and much more.

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

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