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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 May 2019

Monday 6 May 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates announces the re-opening of the Home Dialysis Training Unit, which has moved from the old Diabetes building to its new home on St Asaph Street. He also shares a video of interviews with Christchurch Hospital staff involved in the response to the terror attacks, acknowledges the passing of the 51st victim last week and extends his sympathies to the patient's family and those involved in his care.

This issue also includes information about the new intranet home page, reports on recent free health checks by Whānau Ora in Kaikoura, welcomes our new Nursing Director Sarah Berger, explores the technology being used by the Dermatology team to provide a better service to patients, and much more.

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

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