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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.

Patient Safety

11 news items.

Media release

Canterbury Serious Adverse Events 2017/18

Friday 7 December 2018Quick Read

Inpatient falls and pressure injuries continue to be the two major serious adverse events reported by Canterbury DHB... read more about Canterbury Serious Adverse Events 2017/18»

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Learn more about your meds for Patient Safety Week 2017

Tuesday 7 November 2017Quick Read

With the launch of Patient Safety Week, Cantabrians with prescribed medication are being encouraged to ensure they can... read more about Learn more about your meds for Patient Safety Week 2017»

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Alcohol is no ordinary commodity – It’s official!

Wednesday 21 December 2016Quick Read

The Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr Alistair Humphrey, has triumphed in a landmark case in the Court of... read more about Alcohol is no ordinary commodity – It’s official!»

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Government announces $3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Friday 9 December 2016Quick Read

​​​​Media Statement to be attributed to Murray Cleverley, Canterbury DHB Chair: We're very pleased to see some... read more about Government announces $3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough»

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Latest Canterbury Community Health magazine marks Patient Safety Week

Wednesday 2 November 2016Quick Read

This week is New Zealand's national “Let's Talk” Patient Safety Week, coordinated by the Health Quality &... read more about Latest Canterbury Community Health magazine marks Patient Safety Week»

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The Canterbury Health System makes a flying start to Patient Safety Week

Wednesday 2 November 2016Quick Read

This week is New Zealand's national “Let's Talk” Patient Safety Week, coordinated by the Health Quality &... read more about The Canterbury Health System makes a flying start to Patient Safety Week»

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