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.


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: 26 May 2020

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