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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.

Community and Public Health (CPH)

Community and Public Health (CPH) provides public health services to those people living in the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast regions.

Community and Public Health are a division of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), but serve as the Public Health Unit (PHU) for the South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) and the West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB). For more information go to the Community and Public Health website


Community and Public Health
310 Manchester Street
New Zealand

PO Box 1475
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 364 1777
Fax: +64 3 379 6125

Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm

Mid Canterbury

Community and Public Health
Elizabeth Street (use Entrance D)
New Zealand

PO Box 110
Ashburton 7740
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 307 6902
Fax: +64 3 307 6904

Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

South Canterbury

Community and Public Health
18 Woollcombe Street
New Zealand

PO Box 510
Timaru 7940
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 687 2600
Fax: +64 3 688 6091

Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm

West Coast

Community and Public Health
3 Tarapuhi Street
New Zealand

PO Box 443
Greymouth 7840
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 768 1160
Fax: +64 3 768 1169

Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm


Page last updated: 21 December 2018

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