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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 8 July 2019

Monday 8 July 2019CEO Update2 minutes to read

CEO UpdateIn this edition of the CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates reflects on last week’s blessing ceremony at the Akaroa Health Centre – Te Hauora o Rākaihautū, and thanks everyone who has been involved in getting this new facility up and running. He also congratulates the Mana Ake team for making the finals of the Spirit of Service Awards, acknowledging that those working on the project have shown a spirit of service from day one, coming together with a common goal to help make things better for kids in Canterbury.

This issue also covers a visit by two Mongolian clinicians to Canterbury Health Laboratories to advance preimplantation genetics in Mongolia, congratulates three registered nurses for winning a scholarship in recognition of their work during the 15 March terror attacks, thanks a pharmacy technician for gifting the Pharmacy Department with a framed Fijian masi – a type of tapa cloth, and much more.

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

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