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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 23 September 2019

Monday 23 September 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

It is Mental Health Awareness Week and Mary talks about the increased demand on mental health services across Canterbury, and how important it is for us all to look after our mental health and wellbeing.

This issue also includes stories from staff about how they look after their wellbeing, looks at a mock emergency exercise at Ashburton Hospital, reports an increase in nicotine replacement therapy for mental health consumers, showcases pets as therapy for Oncology patients, provides the opportunity to nominate people for the Canterbury Road Trauma Awards, and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 24 September 2019

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