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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 February 2017

Monday 20 February 2017CEO Update1 minute to read

​In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates reflects on the Port Hills Fires and their impact on the wellbeing of Cantabrians.

Wednesday 22 February marks six years since the February 2011 quakes – find out what’s planned to mark the anniversary in today’s update.
We celebrate one million electronic referrals by Canterbury clinicians via the ERMS electronic request management system. Read about the great work of ‘From one mother to another’ a volunteer group who provide gift bags to mums and carers of children in Christchurch Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and children’s acute assessment unit. Be inspired by the nutritional needs calculator created by one of our dietitians to speed up the process of calculating nutritional needs of paediatric burns patients.

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