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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 – Tuesday 14 April 2020

Tuesday 14 April 2020CEO Update2 minutes to read


In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates thanks staff for all the work they are doing to support our collective preparations and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also acknowledges the six former residents of Rosewood’s psychogeriatric dementia unit who have sadly passed away over the past week, and thanks the staff that cared for them in their final days. David confirms there is a supply of personal protective equipment on the way for DHBs to send to community-based health and disability providers, and also explains the role that the Emergency Coordination Centre is playing in our COVID-19 response. 

This issue also covers a digital health week stall at Burwood Hospital that was well-attended by staff familiarising themselves with the resources available to them; a donation and giveaway of 200kg of Easter chocolate across our hospitals; a donation of 70 safety goggles for hospital staff who may deal with COVID-19 patients, and much more.

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

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