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Information about changes at Canterbury DHB hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Canterbury Health Laboratories

​​​Canterbury Health Laboratories provide a complete range of laboratory services to Canterbury District Health Board. These services encompass both core laboratory and specialist testing on a 24 hour, seven-day basis.

Canterbury Health Laboratories' main site is at Christchurch Hospital with a satellite laboratory operating at Ashburton Hospital.

Canterbury Health Laboratories also provides specialist testing for all North and South Island DHBs and community laboratories. Work is referred to Canterbury Health Laboratories from approximately 35 hospitals and private laboratories.

More information

For more information about Canterbury Health Laboratories and their services visit their website www.chl.co.nz

Page last updated: 17 October 2018

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