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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 18 May 2020

Monday 18 May 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates welcomes back the staff who, until now, have been working from home. He highlights some of the silver linings that have come from this pandemic to date, particularly the benefits to patients and staff who have been communicating online and over the phone for outpatient consultations. He also commends the work done by those in our Community Based Assessment Centres, as well as those who helped set them up.

This issue also pays tribute to engineer Tony Blacker, who worked for Canterbury DHB for 46 years; congratulates two new staff for their appointment at the Canterbury Air Retrieval Service; the arrival of a new molecular analyser at Canterbury Health Laboratories to test for a range of viruses, and much more.

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

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