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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 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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