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.

Living with disabilities: our stories

Two people with disabilities, Rodney and Ross, share their stories with ACC about having someone help with personal care, keeping healthy, and fighting self-pity.

Rodney has tetraplegia after a fall and needs someone to help with his personal care. He talks about what that involves, how he chose his support person, and getting used to having someone help in very personal situations.

Ross has a spinal injury after a swimming accident. He talks about keeping fit and maintaining a healthy weight while managing a disability, and strategies for staying in a better frame of mind.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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