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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.

Legionnaires’ disease

3 news items.

Media release

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»


Media release

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»


Media release

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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