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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 September 2019

Monday 30 September 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates announces the events planned for Christchurch Hospital Hagley this week have been postponed. He also provides an update on how Canterbury DHB and the Ministry of Health continue to work towards an agreed sustainable position, and invites staff to take the opportunity to contribute to some new workplace policies.

This issue also includes recognition for Canterbury DHB staff for excellence in healthcare, talks about the work of speech language therapists, celebrates Tuvalu Language Week, explores the benefits of a meditation-based programme, recognises the long and successful career of a well-respected occupational therapist, and much more.

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

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