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VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Dr Ramon Pink

10 news items.

Media release

Look out for symptoms of meningococcal disease

Wednesday 23 November 2016Quick Read

General Practice teams are being reminded to be on the lookout for symptoms of meningococcal disease, following three... read more about Look out for symptoms of meningococcal disease»

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Supporting mental health in Kaikoura a priority

Friday 18 November 2016Quick Read

​Health officials are crediting Kaikoura residents and visitors for their vigilance in preventing a gastro outbreak... read more about Supporting mental health in Kaikoura a priority»

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Canterbury DHB supports Council decision to fast-track work on deeper bores

Thursday 22 September 2016Quick Read

Canterbury DHB Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ramon Pink is supportive of the Christchurch City Council's decision​... read more about Canterbury DHB supports Council decision to fast-track work on deeper bores»

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Immunisation Week targets immunisation during pregnancy

Monday 2 May 2016Quick Read

Canterbury is celebrating Immunisation Week on May 2-8 along with the rest of New Zealand with the theme of... read more about Immunisation Week targets immunisation during pregnancy»

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Health warning at Pegasus Lake lifted

Tuesday 19 April 2016Quick Read

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health... read more about Health warning at Pegasus Lake lifted»

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Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Lake Pegasus

Wednesday 24 February 2016Quick Read

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after... read more about Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Lake Pegasus»

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Legionnaires’ season arrives

Wednesday 30 September 2015Quick Read

The start of October is the beginning of Canterbury's legionnaires' season. In October every year the number of people... read more about Legionnaires’ season arrives»

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No new Legionnaires’ cases linked to cooling towers pleasing

Thursday 25 June 2015Quick Read

With no new notifications for a month, health officials are confident that the source of the Legionella bacteria, which... read more about No new Legionnaires’ cases linked to cooling towers pleasing»

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Appeal to Canterbury businesses with cooling towers

Friday 12 June 2015

Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch City Council officials are working with representatives from the air... read more about Appeal to Canterbury businesses with cooling towers»

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Support for Smokefree spaces extension

Friday 5 June 2015Quick Read

Canterbury District Health Board has congratulated the Christchurch City Council for its move to increase the number of... read more about Support for Smokefree spaces extension»

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