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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 July 2017

Monday 17 July 2017CEO Update1 minute to read

In today's CEO Update, acting Chief Executive Mary Gordon shares Canterbury DHB's response to the recent release of information by The Treasury under the Official Information Act. We introduce four new clinical directors at Christchurch Hospital; share the latest facilities' construction news; and farewell Marge Osgood from Waikari Hospital after 40 years' service.

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Page last updated: 17 October 2018

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