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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.

WellNow Canterbury – Winter 2019

Tuesday 4 June 2019WellNow Canterbury Magazine2 minutes to read

WelllNow Canterbury Magazine - Winter 2019WellNow Canterbury is our community health magazine which goes to every Canterbury mailbox twice a year. This edition features stories ranging from an internship programme giving young people with learning disabilities an opportunity to enter the workforce, to preventing pressure injuries, to how you can get a better night’s sleep.

Highlighted stories

Therapy dogs part of rehabilitation at Burwood Hospital

Each week, patients at Burwood Hospital are visited by therapy dogs and their trainers, and the dogs play an important part in helping them get well.

“Try to remember that there is hope, even when it truly doesn’t feel like it”: Getting through depression

In an end-of-year speech that received national attention, a former head girl opened up about being diagnosed with clinical depression, and she shares her journey through the illness here in WellNow. Signs and symptoms of depression, and where you can get help if things in the story resonate with you, are also included.

Nurses driving Morris Minors raise over $5000

An air filter fell off and some leaks on a rainy day left them freezing cold, but a fundraising trip driving two Morris Minors to Rotorua otherwise went to plan for two Christchurch Nurses, resulting in $5000 being raised for the New Zealand Spinal Trust.

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

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