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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 June 2019

Monday 17 June 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates acknowledges the priceless contribution of our wonderful volunteers as we celebrate National Volunteers Week. He also talks about the Minister of Health’s appointment of a Crown Monitor to the Canterbury DHB Board, the high uptake of flu vaccinations by staff this year, and next week’s Matariki – Māori New Year

This issue also looks at research that has found the number of Legionnaires' cases is three times more than previously reported, recognises the contribution of one of our clinical engineering staff members, presents a new Pasifika staff network, promotes a fundraising concert to help young people with Tourette Syndrome, and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 17 June 2019

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