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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 19 August 2019

Monday 19 August 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates congratulates the entire Surgical Services team for being awarded the Excellence in Surgery Award, which recognises the work they carried out in the aftermath of both the 2011 earthquake and the 15 March terror attacks in Christchurch. He attended the blessing for the new Outpatients extension at the Rangiora Health Hub, which staff will be moving into on 21 August, and thanks everyone involved.

This issue also introduces the Maternity Assessment Unit, which opens on 26 August, and its role as a dedicated one-stop-shop for women who have concerns during the second half of their pregnancy (from 22 weeks onwards), and promotes a new phototherapy machine that will allow clinicians to provide more UVB treatment sessions for patients with skin conditions like eczema, and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 26 August 2019

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