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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 August 2018

Monday 6 August 2018CEO Update1 minute to read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates acknowledges the busy winter period has hit services, praises the Eye Team for reducing Ophthalmology waitlists, profiles the new Stimulation training rooms in the Manawa building, urges people to participate in tracking the flu, pays his respects to much-loved staff member Dr Stephen Williams, invites staff to have their say in a mental health survey, acknowledges staff who helped out during Dry July, talks about the 2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal, and much more.

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Page last updated: 7 October 2018

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