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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.

Changes to Burwood Hospital visiting

Wednesday 6 May 2020Media release1 minute to read

The DHB's visitor policy has again been updated as we navigate our way through COVID-19 alert level three

Changes have been made to the DHB's visitor policy for Burwood Hospital

Following Monday’s relocation of residents from Burwood Hospital back to their home at Rosewood Rest Home & Hospital, changes have been made to the visitor restrictions in place at Burwood under Alert Level 3.

The following visitor restrictions now apply:

All visitors need to be checked in via the Main Entrance to Burwood Hospital – 300 Burwood Road

  • One nominated person from the patient’s bubble may visit once per day during visiting hours 10am to 6pm and must be the only visitor for the duration of the patient’s stay in hospital. 
  • Outpatient appointments, a support person will only be permitted under specific criteria – e.g. Carer/support person is required to be with them at all times.

Details of visiting hours for all Canterbury DHB facilities under Alert Level 3 are available here.



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