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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 March 2020

Monday 9 March 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates shares some advice on looking after yourself and others as the one-year anniversary of the 15 March mosque attacks occurs this week. He provides an update on COVID-19, including tips on protecting yourself and your whānau, and important travel advice for staff. He also promotes the new video showcasing midwifery in Canterbury and the West Coast that aims to attract more midwives to the regions.

This issue also shares the progress on the Care Capacity Demand Management programme; promotes Brain Week and World Delirium Day; pays tribute to a much-loved staff member; celebrates the work of volunteers in raising funds for special new equipment for the Canterbury Eye Service; and much more.

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

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