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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 22 July 2019

Monday 22 July 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates takes a look at the pressure on the Canterbury Health System as winter ailments continue to impact every part of the system, and shows how population growth and bed shortages are contributing to the pressure. He promotes the in-home care people can access so they can return to their homes sooner or avoid hospital altogether. He also praises the teams involved in responding to the explosion in Northwood last week.

This issue also promotes World Hepatitis Day on Sunday 28 July, explores the training unit helping to build capacity in Specialist Mental Health Services, shares a special donation of socks to Emergency Department patients, reports on a physician's experience working with world leaders at the Mayo Clinic, provides an update about research into the causes of anorexia, and much more.

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

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