Sunday 14 February 2021Media release2 minutes to read
Planned surgery and outpatient appointments will go ahead in Canterbury as planned tomorrow 15 February 2021.
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 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 you will be called directly, so if you haven’t heard from us your appointment will be going ahead.
If there are changes to visiting hours these will be finalised tomorrow – however, please don’t come visiting unless it’s essential, and only one support person for outpatient appointments. All visitors must wear a mask or face covering, and use hand gel when entering and leaving the ward.
If you are planning to visit an Age Related Residential Care Facility/Rest Home, please phone first to check visiting hours, and 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, Tuarangi Home Ashburton.
If you are planning to use the 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.
Page last updated: 15 February 2021
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