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.

Help your older family members stay safe from falls

Live Stronger for Longer research shows people over 65 are very sensitive to being told what to do, and don't want to be a burden to their families.

It is best to be collaborative and understanding if you can see an older family member needs help. Check in regularly with them and help make sure they have the resources to keep themselves safe and well.

Learn what you can do to help prevent fall-related injuries.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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