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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 9 December 2019

Monday 9 December 2019CEO Update2 minutes to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates talks about the innovative thinking displayed in last week’s Canterbury Health System Quality Improvement Showcase, which highlighted how our people are improving processes and practices and making it better for our community. He also congratulates our first group of Project SEARCH interns who recently graduated and announces the winners of the Hanmer Thrill & Chill giveaway. Lastly, he shares the new appointments to Canterbury DHB’s Board.

This issue also shares some of the festive photos from across the campuses; profiles the first group of interns to graduate from Project SEARCH; features a showcase of special projects by Pressure Injury Prevention Link Nurses; looks at how Canterbury DHB and Ara Institute of Canterbury are collaborating to provide students with ‘real time' experience; welcomes the new Environmental Services team; announces the results of the latest successful Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal; congratulates winners of the recent Annual Anaesthetic Technicians awards; and much more.

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

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