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Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

CEO Update – Monday 9 September 2019

Monday 9 September 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

Acting CEO Mary Gordon shares some ideas from Executive Director of Māori and Pacific Health Hector Matthews on how everyone can be part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week, which is being celebrated nationally this week. Mary also highlights last week’s blessing of the refurbished Burwood Spinal Unit and the official opening of Akaroa Health – Te Hauora o Rākaihautū.

This issue also includes a winter wellness initiative by general practices to help people avoid hospital admissions, ways the Specialist Mental Health Services use physiotherapy to help consumers, celebrates the vital role of volunteer drivers in rural communities, congratulates a second year doctor on receiving the 2019 Barbara and John Heslop Memorial Prize, and much more.

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

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