Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See for info about vaccinations.

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Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information:

WellNow Canterbury – Spring 2019

Tuesday 29 October 2019WellNow Canterbury Magazine2 minutes to read

WellNow Canterbury is our community health magazine that goes to every mailbox in Canterbury and the Chatham Islands twice a year. This A Snapshot of how we’re doing edition demonstrates how we are meeting the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s requirements that DHBs give an account for the quality of their services, providing a snapshot of how our health system is meeting Canterbury’s health needs, and showcases our work to improve services and standards of care.

The online-only version features a How we measure up section, charting our performance against the national health targets, the quality and safety markers as set by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and other key measures.

Highlighted stories

Heroes for the day: The masks putting young cancer patients at ease

Putting on a radiotherapy mask can be a claustrophobic experience, particularly for kids. To help make the experience better, some of the hospital’s radiotherapy masks have been painted, transforming their young patients into little superheroes, with Spiderman™ and the Black Panther™ now regular visitors to Christchurch Hospital’s Oncology Department.

Connecting is key to improving health outcomes for Pasifika people

Achieving better health outcomes for Pasifika people is both a national and DHB priority. Two Christchurch-based Pasifika health providers, the Tangata Atumotu Trust and Etu Pasifika, share an understanding of Pasifika people’s holistic view of health, and are building connections and making a difference.

Restorative Care: Get up, get dressed, get moving

Based on the concept of ‘get up, get dressed, get moving’, Restorative Care takes a proactive approach to boosting a person’s ability to recover from injury or illness and enables them to actively contribute to decisions about their care. Thanks to the success of a pilot at Burwood Hospital, the approach was launched Christchurch Hospital-wide last year and is helping patients recover faster.

You can read the full online magazine in two different formats:

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