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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 4 June 2019

Tuesday 4 June 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates acknowledges last week’s Wellbeing Budget, and, while it is too early to determine the impact for the Canterbury population, is encouraged by the Government’s renewed focus on mental health and wellbeing. He also talks about how the flu is hitting Australia earlier and harder than expected and what this may mean for the Canterbury Health System.

This issue also covers some of the topics that were discussed at a meeting featuring representatives from across the health sector on the role vaping may play in achieving New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal, discusses the work of Christchurch Hospital’s ECG Department around Exercise Tolerance Tests, congratulates the winners of the prizes that were on offer for the April Falls Awareness competition, and much more.

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

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