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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 24 July 2017

Monday 24 July 2017CEO Update1 minute to read

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates shares useful information about managing contamination following last week's floods, and highlights fantastic service improvements driven by the Eye Clinic. We preview the upcoming changes in patient deterioration monitoring to a new national standard; cover a new research project to improve care of frail elderly; celebrate the achievements of Graeme Nuttridge, who recently passed away; detail the centre of excellence being created in the paediatric respiratory laboratory with help from the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal; and encourage people to look out for early signs of head and neck cancers as we approach World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27 July.

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