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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 30 July 2018

Monday 30 July 2018CEO Update1 minute to read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the success of the first year of WellFood (Canterbury DHB’s in-house food service), looks at what dairy owners think about selling tobacco; provides an update on the Equally Well programme helping people with a serious mental illness, promotes World Breastfeeding Week, congratulates nurses on the new eHandover tool, raises awareness of head and neck cancers, announces the 2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal, and much more.

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