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Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

CEO Update – Monday 28 January 2019

Monday 28 January 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

Canterbury DHB CEO Update Monday 28 January 2019In this week's CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates welcomes eight interns with learning disabilities who have joined Canterbury DHB as part of Project SEARCH, a year-long training and experience programme.

This issue also provides advice on how to keep cool as the weather warms up, announces the opening of a new café in the Health Precinct, encourages staff to join the Aotearoa Bike Challenge in February, promotes the new equipment being purchased to help adults with intellectual disability thanks to fundraising, and much more.

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

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