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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 21 October 2019

Monday 21 October 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates talks about a recent Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Muslim community to express their gratitude to the Canterbury Health System and all who provided support after the 15 March terrorist attacks. David also shares the news that All Right? wellbeing resources are now available nationwide.

This issue also celebrates Canterbury DHB Allied Health Informatics Clinical Lead Rebecca George who is a finalist in the 2019 CiLN Awards; congratulates the Chair of our Consumer Council, Zhiyan Basharati, who won NEXT magazine's Woman of the Year award; celebrates the work of Occupational Therapists this Occupational Therapy Week; provides some information about the upcoming Patient Safety Week; promotes a presentation for health professionals on the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary people; and much more.

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

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