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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 3 December 2018

Monday 3 December 2018CEO Update1 minute to read

In this week's CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates reflects on the government’s announcement that it has extended existing initiatives aimed at making access to general practice and pharmacy services more affordable for families with children, as well as for people with a Community Services Card and their dependents. He also talks about Canterbury DHB’s first ever Project SEARCH assessment session for 10 young people as one of Canterbury DHB’s initiatives to employ more people with disabilities.

This issue also highlights a study on helping obese patients lose weight, which has won a research team a prestigious New Zealand Medical Association award. We cover last week’s Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal ceremony, where a cheque for $85,674 was presented. We also welcome our new Pacific Portfolio Manager Finau Heuifanga Leveni.

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

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Page last updated: 3 December 2018

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