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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 27 May 2019

Monday 27 May 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates showcases some of the highlights of Canterbury DHB’s digital transformation that were presented at last week’s Techie Brekky. He also shares messages of kindness and support for the Canterbury Health System from across the world and within our own backyard.

This issue also announces the appointment of the new role of Care Capacity Demand Management Nursing Director, pays tribute to a long-serving staff member after 50 years working for Canterbury DHB, shares the new recliner chairs donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, promotes hand hygiene, busts common flu myths, promotes World Smokefree Day, and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 27 May 2019

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