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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 29 October 2019

Tuesday 29 October 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates welcomes the release of the Spring edition of WellNow Canterbury, our community magazine, which hits mailboxes this week and features some of the great work happening across the Canterbury Health System. He also talks about the incredibly tough year 2019 has been and some of the plans we can look forward to in 2020.

This issue also shares a message of thanks from El Paso where staff received our banner of support; promotes the GoodSAM app helping save lives; asks you to explore your implicit bias ahead of Patient Safety Week; celebrates the knitted Rugby World Cup teddies bringing smiles to children in hospital; explores the issue of homelessness; highlights the contribution of our volunteers; and much more.

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

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Page last updated: 30 October 2019

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