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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 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.

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

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