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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 26 August 2019

Monday 26 August 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates provides an update on timings for the new Christchurch Hospital Hagley building, including a public open day planned for Sunday 6 October to give people an opportunity to look inside one of the largest and most complex hospitals built in New Zealand. He also congratulates Professor Frank Frizelle on being awarded the Colin McRae Medal by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

This issue also includes the genetics work of Canterbury Health Laboratories at the recent Human Genetics Society of Australasia conference, highlights how the Services Continuity team is preparing for the unexpected, farewells long-serving microbiologist and infection controller Mona Schousboe, welcomes the arrival of manikin Premature Anne to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and much more.

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

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