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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 6 April 2020

Tuesday 7 April 2020CEO Update2 minutes to read

CEO UpdateIn this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates introduces Peter Dooley – affectionately known by many as ‘2-metre Peter’ – who represents how far two metres is so you can keep that distance from other people outside of your bubble. David also acknowledges the work of the Student Volunteer Army, where students helped to do a first clean of the space to be used in Christchurch Hospital Hagley’s Intensive Care as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response. He also talks about All Right? and the Mental Health Foundation’s new national campaign, Getting Through Together – Whāia E Tātou Te Pae Tawhiti, to help New Zealanders look after their mental health and wellbeing during this COVID-19 pandemic.

This issue also covers some of measures the Chatham Islands is taking to prevent cases of COVID-19; the Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department’s work on 50 mobile personal protective equipment stands, and highlights some of the key pieces of advice from the Government’s Unite Against COVID-19 website; and much more.

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

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