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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 2 December 2019

Monday 2 December 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates highlights some of the initiatives which demonstrate Canterbury DHB’s commitment to develop a workforce that truly mirrors our population, as International Day of People with Disability is celebrated this week. He also shares the new Canterbury Maternity System Strategic Framework.

This issue also shares how the Canterbury Health in All Policies strategy is receiving international interest; recognises the Christchurch Outpatients facilities project team who won gold at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards; promotes a special visit by the Duchess of Cornwall to an event hosted by the Senior Chef programme; talks about the importance of emergency exercises to help people prepare for various scenarios; and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 3 December 2019

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