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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 May 2019

Monday 20 May 2019CEO Update2 minutes to read

Canterbury DHB CEO Update 20 May 2019In this edition of the CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates celebrates Mana Ake, Stronger for Tomorrow – one year on. The programme, designed in Canterbury to support the mental health and wellbeing of children aged five to 12 is now available to children, whānau and teachers through 219 Canterbury schools.

He also confirms that the latest Canterbury measles outbreak is over and reminds us that the moral of the story is to protect you and your family by getting immunised on time – measles is only ever a plane ride away.
Canterbury DHB is currently in a period of digital transformation, bringing to life technology and system solutions that support opportunities to improve the patient journey and enhance our clinical and operational effectiveness.

Canterbury DHB is proud to be supporting and taking part in this year’s Techweek. For details of what’s on in Christchurch, and opportunities to hear Stella Ward our Chief Digital Officer speak, check the programme.

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

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