Sunday 28 February 2021Media release2 minutes to read
Under Alert Level 2, surgery and outpatient appointments will go ahead in Canterbury as planned tomorrow.
However, if you are sick please stay home and call the number on the appointment letter to let staff know you won’t be attending.
If you have attended any of the locations of interest in Auckland visited by the new confirmed community cases of COVID-19, please follow the Ministry of Health instructions and call Healthline if you’re not sure what you should do 0800 358 5453.
If there is any change to your appointment or surgery you will be called directly, so if you haven’t heard from us your appointment will be going ahead.
Visiting hours are changing, effective from this afternoon. Please don’t come visiting unless it’s essential, and only one support person for outpatient appointments. All visitors must scan or manually sign in, wear a mask or face covering, and use hand gel when entering and leaving the ward.
Canterbury DHB’s Alert Level 2 Visiting hours and restrictions are available on our COVID-19 information page
If you are planning to visit an Age Related Residential Care Facility/Rest Home, please phone first to check visitor restrictions. This includes the ARRC facilities operated by Canterbury DHB at Kaikōura Health (Te Hā o Te Ora), Oxford Hospital, Darfield Hospital, Ellesmere Hospital, Waikari Hospital and Tuarangi Home Ashburton.
If you are planning to use the Christchurch Hospital/Outpatients Park & Ride Shuttle, please note that family groups will be carried together in their ‘bubble’ but others will have to be physically distanced, so fewer people will be able to travel on each trip. Please allow extra time if you’re coming into hospital and remember to bring your masks or face coverings.
Further information on the rules for Alert Level-2 are available on the COVID-19 website
Page last updated: 19 August 2021
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