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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 June 2019

Monday 24 June 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates looks at this year’s flu season and how the Canterbury Health System is responding to the higher demand on services. He also provides advice on how to cope with the flu at home and the best ways to protect yourself and others from catching the flu in the first place.

This issue also looks at the new online Menemene Mai toolkit promoting oral health in schools, promotes Kānuka café's new smokefree status, profiles the nurse helping Samoans in need, congratulates Dementia Canterbury volunteers for their recent award, and much more.

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

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