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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 December 2016

Monday 19 December 2016CEO Update1 minute to read

This week’s CEO update is a bumper edition, brimming with festive photos. There’s advice to help keep you and your family healthy over the holiday season with safe food tips and a word about drinking from ED Clinical Director, Dr Scott Pearson.

Read about the national Patient Deterioration Programme and what we’re doing locally, and find out more about our health system’s new high level measures which align with the Outcomes Framework.

We bid farewell to a number of staff who are retiring and if you’ve never seen a LINAC machine or surfboard made from gingerbread, today’s your lucky day!

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