COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at


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.

How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.

Mild memory loss is very common as people get older.

These strategies can help you make changes to your environment and the way you think, to help you remember.

Most of these are very simple methods, such as making lists, using clocks and calendars, setting up automatic bill payments, and keeping things in the same place every day.

The website also has information on internal techniques you can use to help you remember things, such as rehearsing information, mental retracing, and simply relaxing and doing something else for a while before coming back to what you are trying to remember.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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