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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.

Christchurch Hospital Hagley events postponed

Monday 30 September 2019Media release2 minutes to read

Public events scheduled over the next week to showcase Canterbury's latest health facility have been postponed

The Ministry of Health and Canterbury DHB have postponed this week’s blessing, staff and public open days for Christchurch Hospital Hagley.

Today’s decision to postpone these events was not taken lightly, says Michelle Arrowsmith, Deputy Director General DHB Performance Support and Infrastructure.

Christchurch Hospital Hagley is the largest most complex hospital ever built in New Zealand. It's being built to the highest construction standards and it’s important that the contractors and their subcontractors are given a clear run to take the time needed to complete this work.  

“We are keen to show this new facility to staff and the public, however, the work needed to complete the building is taking longer than expected.”

Canterbury DHB Chief Executive, David Meates, says while disappointing, for our staff in particular, it’s important that the necessary time is taken to ensure that current essential works are completed without interruption before the planned blessing, staff and public open days are held. We will be rescheduling these three events as soon as possible

A decision on new dates for these events is expected to be made in the next week.



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