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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 5 November 2018

Monday 5 November 2018CEO Update2 minutes to read

In this week's CEO Update…

Chief Executive David Meates welcomes Dr Jacqui Lunday Johnstone as our new Executive Director of Allied Health, Scientific and Technical who comes on-board with an impressive work history. He also celebrates the online release of the spring edition of our WellNow Quality Accounts – Canterbury’s community health magazine.
This issue also introduces the theme of this year’s Patient Safety Week, which is infection prevention and control, with a focus on practising good hand hygiene – We let you know how you can spread the hand hygiene message (not germs), and highlight what our Infection Prevention and Control service does year-round to keep us safe from nasty germs. We acknowledge the success three Radiology nurses had at a recent annual event, and we mark the official launch of a Restorative Care framework – one of getting up, getting dressed and getting moving – in the acute hospital setting.


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

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