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Information about changes at Canterbury DHB hospitals and health centres can be found at www.cdhb.health.nz/covid19

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.

Five steps to protect your child’s smile

Looking after your child’s baby teeth can help ensure their adult teeth come through healthy and strong. The Ministry of Health has five steps to care for baby teeth:

  • Brush teeth twice a day
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Have regular dental check-ups
  • Lift the lip every month to check for holes in teeth
  • Choose healthy foods and drinks

See the Ministry of Health website for more information and an educational video on oral health for children.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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