COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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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 June 2017

Monday 19 June 2017CEO Update1 minute to read

In today’s CEO Update, acting Chief Executive Mary Gordon thanks our many wonderful volunteers in recognition of National Volunteer Week and reminds staff of the expectations on state servants in the pre-election period. We highlight generous donations to the Emergency Department, Maia Health Foundation and the Social Work department's Pink Ribbon breakfast; profile a new app to improve quality and efficiency of patient care; farewell retiring long-serving District Inspector Robert Perry; and promote the recent presentations of Cardiac Clinical Nurse specialist Murray Hart at a Women's Health conference.

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