COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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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 25 June 2018

Monday 25 June 2018CEO Update1 minute to read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines the early feedback from the Ministry of Health and Disability Services Standards Certification audit and updates on NZNO strike action contingency planning. We celebrate Cantabrians recognised in national volunteering awards; get an insight into life for convalescing World War Two soldiers with the discovery of a journal at Ashburton Hospital; farewell two long-serving staff; and learn more about a pandemic threat training exercise; review the Burwood Spinal Unit move.

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