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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 4 May 2020

Monday 4 May 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates shares news that, as part of a national sentinel testing, around 1500 tests will be carried out on asymptomatic people in Canterbury to see if there is any COVID-19 in the community. With the move to Alert Level 3, our system is gearing up with more planned care underway and more staff returning to work. He also talks about the mobile surgical bus out in Rangiora today, carrying out elective operations deferred for the past six weeks due to the lockdown.

This issue also celebrates the work of midwives during lockdown, highlights how the Reading in Mind book scheme is helping people better understand and self-manage mental health issues, how the NZ Bear Hunt came to be nominated for the Golden Foot Walking Awards 2020, and much more.

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

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