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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.

Get on your bike and ride

It’s not a bicycle race! It’s just a fun, healthy and fast way to get around.

Riding your bike to work, school, or just around town is a great way to squeeze a bit of exercise into your day. Depending on the traffic in your area, it might even be faster than driving or taking the bus!

You don't need to be super fit to get around, and with Christchurch's new cycle lanes, biking is safer than ever.

NZTA has a collection of resources including safety tips, cycling education tools, a workplace cycling guide, and the Bike to the Future Awards.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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