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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 September 2019

Monday 2 September 2019CEO Update2 minutes to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

Acting CEO Mary Gordon shares a new video showcasing the work of nurses across the Canterbury Health System to promote nursing as a rewarding career option, and welcomes recent recruits to Specialist Mental Health Services. Mental health was the focus of Māia Health Foundation's successful Feast event held over the weekend, with the money raised going towards the foundation’s next project to support the wellbeing of Cantabrians. Mary profiles a special event where some of our staff were thanked by All Blacks team members for their efforts during the response to the 15 March mosque attacks. She also shares the Ministry of Health’s advice for people to ensure they are vaccinated against measles if they are planning to travel to Auckland and other areas where measles is circulating.

This issue also includes a new pilot programme for staff benefits and opportunities, announces the opening of the new Maternity Assessment Unit, celebrates Tonga Language Week, recognises a recent award for innovation, and much more.

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

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