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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 November 2019

Monday 25 November 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates shares the long gestation and recent birth of Canterbury’s Maternity Strategy, which places māmā and pēpi at the centre, supported by whānau. He also congratulates Clinical Lead for Allied Health Informatics Rebecca George who received the inaugural Clinical Informatics Leadership Award at last week’s Digital Health Week NZ.

This issue also includes the ground-breaking service helping children with epilepsy; promotes World AIDS Day; celebrates Canterbury NGO Tangata Atumotu's recent Community Excellence Award; congratulates WellFood staff on their recent qualifications; welcomes the latest cohort of Allied Health New Entry to Specialist Practice nurses; advises those travelling to places with measles outbreaks to ensure their vaccinations are up to date; and much more.

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

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