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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 January 2020

Monday 20 January 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates welcomes the new year and decade and looks at how far we’ve come from what we once imagined 2020 would be like. He pays tribute to Toni Gutschlag, General Manager, Mental Health who has taken up a new role at the Ministry of Health, and also shares that this year is the World Health Organization’s International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

This issue also looks at changes being made to tackle the threat of ‘superbugs'; announces the launch of transgender care pathways; encourages staff to share their innovative ideas; congratulates the team of the Activity Room at Christchurch Hospital for a job well done; recognises a community service award recipient and long-standing staff member; and much more.

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

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