COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at


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.

Older Persons Community Services

The Community Services within the Older Persons Health Service comprises of two interdisciplinary Community Services teams that serve defined geographical areas, north-east, and south-west.

The teams are comprised of the following services:

  • Adult Community Therapy Service. Phone: 03 337 7765
  • Community Rehabilitation Enablement & Support Team (CREST). Phone: 03 337 7765
  • Community Stroke Rehabilitation Service. Phone: 03 337 7765
  • Medical and Physiotherapy Outpatients
  • Bone Health Service

Many subsidised services are available to help people remain independent and in their own home through the Adult Community Referral Centre (ACRC).

Page last updated: 28 January 2019

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