COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

Depression: You don’t have to tough it out

Depression and anxiety can happen to anybody, but men are less likely to reach out for help.

Experiencing depression is not weakness, and “hardening up” won't help – in fact being “tough” can make things worse for yourself and your whānau.

Symptoms of depression can be different for men, and often you will notice physical changes such as feeling tired of having unexplained headaches.

Healthinfo has a collection of resources you can use if you or a loved one needs help.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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