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CEO Update – Monday 30 March 2020

Monday 30 March 2020CEO Update2 minutes to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates announces that Christchurch Hospital Hagley was blessed last week – and attendees took care to ensure proper physical distancing throughout! He also gives special thanks to those who are working during the Nationwide Level 4 Alert Lockdown period to get the Intensive Care Unit finished. David reflects on the first death attributed to COVID-19 on the West Coast yesterday. He expresses his condolences, and thanks the staff who helped her during her time in care.

This issue also looks at the how a Nephrology Pharmacist, inspired by their own artistry, is encouraging staff to use the lockdown to get creative and pursue activities like drawing, painting, jewelry-making or taking photos; how two Christchurch Women’s Hospital registrars came up with an easy-to-remember video (set to the tune of Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees) on how staff can safely put on and take off personal protective equipment; details the arrival of two donated incubators to a wildlife centre in New South Wales, where they are now being used to incubate wildlife injured in the bushfires; and much more.

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