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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 18 April 2017

Tuesday 18 April 2017CEO Update1 minute to read

In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates recognises the achievements of three long-serving staff members who have collectively clocked up more than 130 years’ service between them. Farewell and happy retirement to Elsie Roder and Drs George Downward and Lance Jennings. See our new facilities taking shape in Facilities Fast Facts.

Read about the co-design workshop for our Falls and Fragility, Fracture Prevention Strategy. Congratulations to three referral centre administrators who each gained an A+ in AUT’s Medical Terminology course. And check out The Parking Spot to keep up to date with what’s happening in the parking space.

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Page last updated: 17 October 2018

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