COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

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.

Waitaha Primary Health

Most services provided in Waitaha Primary Health (formally known as Rural Canterbury PHO) are delivered through our contracted network of General Practice providers.

A general practice team is usually your first point of contact with the health system. Teams include General Practitioners (doctors), Practice Nurses, and other health professionals. They work together to improve, maintain, restore and coordinate people’s health care.

Waitaha Primary Health is also responsible for a number of services in the region that are not based in any specific general practice or health centre.

Find out more about Waitaha Primary Health general practices other health services on the Waitaha Primary Health website.

Enrol with a General Practice (GP)

There are many benefits to signing up with a GP team, as soon as you enrol with a general practice you immediately have a team of people ready to help you and your family stay well and healthy.

By enrolling, you and your family will have access to:

  1. Expert advice and check-ups
  2. Pay less for your health care
  3. Ongoing vaccination and health screening check reminders
  4. Cheaper prescriptions
  5. Free appointments if you're under 14
  6. Some practices offer lower fees for enrolled people with Community Services Cards

Visit the Waitaha Primary Health website for more information including appointment fees and availability.

Page last updated: 10 May 2019

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