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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.


Welcome to LinKIDS Canterbury

LinKIDS helps connect families to health services in the Canterbury region.

All preschool children in New Zealand are eligible to receive certain publicly funded Health services. Your child/children may be eligible for a variety of health services such as General Practice care, immunisation, oral health services, getting ready for school and general health and wellbeing care.


The LinKIDS Team oversee the coordination of the following services:

If you are a new family to New Zealand
You can download and read about how we can help you in our LinKIDS Brochure (500KB, PDF)

If you are a GP in Canterbury
You can download and read our LinKIDS letter of introduction for General Practices in Canterbury (100KB, PDF).

Contact us

The LinKIDS team is here to help you and your family connect with services, so if you have any questions around access to services please contact us.

Freephone: 0800 555 121 and leave a message, we will return your call.

Page last updated: 7 April 2020

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