COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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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.

Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service (CRCHS)

The Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service (CRCHS) covers the needs of patients from the Canterbury, Nelson/Marlborough, South Canterbury and West Coast Districts.

CRCHS is comprised of the following specialty areas

For information about each specialty, visit:


To contact the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service or any of the Oncology Departments telephone (03) 364 0020 then follow the prompts.

To contact the Haematology Department telephone (03) 364 0384.

If you require assistance out of hours, before 8.00am and after 5.00pm, or during weekends and public holidays - please phone, (03) 364 0020. Your call will be redirected to Ward 26.

You can email Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service at

For other medical problems not related to your cancer, please contact your general practitioner.


If you have any complaints or suggestions please do not hesitate to talk to your health care professional.

Alternatively you can  register any feedback on the website feedback form.​


Page last updated: 27 October 2018

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