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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 20 April 2020

Monday 20 April 2020CEO Update1 minute to read


In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates gives a special shoutout to the staff of Burwood Hospital’s Ward GG, who have been working in a challenging environment providing complex care to frail, elderly people, including end of life care. He also thanks the teams that have supported and continue to support Ward GG staff, helping to ensure they can continue to give high quality care. David also highlights how our health system will respond when we move from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 next week. 

This issue also congratulates one of Canterbury DHB's teams for winning a communications award in a global competition for the 2018 flu campaign; shares some messages of encouragement from the ProjectSEARCH interns at Burwood Hospital; celebrates the work of nursing reform pioneer Grace Neill; and much more.

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

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