COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Level 1     New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1. More information on our alert level

When should I seek medical advice?

If you are concerned about any COVID-19 symptoms you are experiencing, please contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor.

More information about accessing healthcare can be found on www.uniteforrecovery.govt.nz

Covid-19 case numbers by Territorial Authority in the Canterbury DHB region 

  Ashburton District Chatham Islands Christchurch City Hurunui District Kaikōura District Selwyn District Waimakariri District All Canterbury DHB
Total cases (combined, confirmed and probable)

3

0

124

3

4

13

17

164

Updated: 29 June 2020. This does not include cases in managed isolation and quarantine.

Map showing total Covid-19 case numbers (combined confirmed and probable) by Territorial Authority in the Canterbury DHB region. This map will only be updated if there is a change to case numbers.

Map showing total Covid-19 case numbers (combined confirmed and probable) by Territorial Authority in the Canterbury DHB region. This map will only be updated if there is a change to case numbers.

Updated: 29 June 2020. Privacy statement: To protect the privacy of individuals we will not be providing any further information on individual cases.

Visiting under Alert Level 1 at Canterbury DHB hospitals and health centres

Under Alert Level 1 we have increased visitor access. Please don’t come visiting if you are unwell.

Christchurch Hospital Updated on 15 June 2020

Christchurch Women’s Hospital/Rangiora Health Hub maternity/Lincoln Maternity/Ashburton Maternity Updated 11 June 2020

Burwood Hospital Updated 11 June 2020

Specialist Mental Health Services at Hillmorton campus & The Princess Margaret Hospital site Updated 16 June 2020

Ashburton Hospital Updated on 16 June 2020

Oxford Hospital, Darfield Hospital, Ellesmere Hospital, Waikari Hospital Updated on 16 June 2020

To ensure the safety of patients, all of whom are aged over 65 visits to the these facilities is by appointment.

Kaikoura Health Te Ha o te Ora 

Visiting residents in our rest home

Visiting residents in the Acute Ward

Park and Ride Updated on 29 June 2020

The hospital shuttle service from the Lichfield St car park is running to both the Outpatients Building and the main entrance of the hospital.

IF YOU HAVE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DON’T USE THE SHUTTLE.

COVID-19 testing Updated on 22 June 2020

As part of the response to COVID-19, Community Based Assessment Centres (CBACs) have been set up throughout Canterbury. CBACs provide testing facilities within our communities for people who have been referred for testing. They are key to our ability to identify people with COVID-19, manage their close contacts, and stamp out the virus.

A referral from your GP or from Healthline is necessary to be tested at a CBAC. If you do not have a referral, you will not be tested at a CBAC. The exception is Whānau Ora’s CBAC on Pages Road, where walk-ins are accepted.

More information about COVID-19 testing is available on the Unite Against COVID-19 website  

CBAC testing centres:

All tests are by are referral except at the Whanau Ora Community Clinic where tests are provided on-demand.
GPs and Healthline will provide instructions on how to get to the testing centre.

The following CBACs have now closed:

Flu vaccinations Updated on 21 May 2020

Infection prevention and control

What can you do?

Look after your wellbeing

Be kind

Protect yourself and others

COVID-19 related media releases

Friday 19 June 2020 Updated visitor guidance under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 for Canterbury DHB facilities
Thursday 4 June 2020 If you have the NZ COVID Tracer App, you’ll soon be able to scan as you enter Canterbury DHB facilities
 Monday 2 June 2020 Cantabrians reminded to come to their outpatient or surgical appointments
Friday 15 May 2020 Canterbury DHB makes changes to visiting at its hospitals and health centres under Alert Level 2
Thursday 14 May 2020 Get checked before you break out of your bubble and get jiggy (or do the jiggle wiggle)
Wednesday 6 May 2020 Changes to Burwood Hospital visiting
Wednesday 29 April 2020 Updated visitor guidance under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 for Canterbury DHB facilities
Friday 17 April 2020 Canterbury DHB response to the upsetting news of a death of a former Rosewood Rest Home & Hospital resident
Wednesday 15 April 2020 Family voices speak volumes: Care of psychogeriatric dementia patients from the Rosewood cluster being cared for at Burwood Hospital
Wednesday 15 April 2020 More is not always better when it comes to PPE
Saturday 11 April 2020 Clarification on dementia, psychogeriatric level residents from Rosewood who were relocated to Burwood
Saturday 11 April 2020 Precautions in place to ensure safe transfer of hospital-level residents from Rosewood Rest Home & Hospital
Friday 10 April 2020 Additional 20 Rosewood Rest Home & Hospital hospital-level residents to be moved
Wednesday 8 April 2020 Important message from Canterbury GPs
Monday 6 April 2020 Canterbury DHB moves to support Rosewood Rest Home Dementia facility
Saturday 4 April 2020 Online form now available for expressions of interest to work in the health system
Friday 3 April 2020 Parents and caregivers urged to watch out for choking hazards
Tuesday 31 March 2020 52 COVID-19 cases now confirmed in Canterbury
Friday 27 March 2020 A further twelve COVID-19 cases confirmed in Canterbury
Thursday 26 March 2020 A further ten COVID-19 cases and one probable confirmed in Canterbury over the past two days
Thursday 26 March 2020 COVID-19 Alert Level Four – Updated hospital and clinic visitor policy
Wednesday 25 March 2020 Christchurch Hospital Park and Ride Shuttle Service to be put on hold
Tuesday 24 March 2020 Another two cases of COVID-19 recorded in Canterbury
Tuesday 24 March 2020 Canterbury DHB postpones non-urgent surgeries and non-urgent outpatient appointments, to focus on the COVID-19 response
Tuesday 24 March 2020 Two further cases of COVID-19 in Canterbury
Sunday 22 March 2020 Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Canterbury
Saturday 21 March 2020 Contextual information regarding airport handout given to disembarking passengers early in the COVID-19 outbreak
Friday 20 March 2020 Second case of COVID-19 confirmed in Canterbury
Friday 20 March 2020 Temporary changes to limit visitor numbers at Canterbury DHB facilities
Sunday 15 March 2020 Passenger aboard the Golden Princess cruise ship berthed at Akaroa today being tested for COVID-19
Thursday 12 March 2020 If in doubt – don’t go out: Cantabrians urged to follow health advice when considering attending public events
Monday 27 January 2020 Canterbury DHB’s public health team providing advice on novel coronavirus to passengers arriving from Mainland China at Christchurch International Airport

 

About COVID-19

COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus) is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted from person to person through droplets. It has spread to every continent except Antarctica and over 170 countries and territories have laboratory-confirmed cases.

It appears that most cases identified to date have mild to moderate illness. In severe cases, though, the virus can cause pneumonia and severe acute respiratory infection.

How to access Healthcare

When should I seek medical advice?

If you are concerned about any COVID-19 symptoms you are experiencing, please contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor.

More information about accessing healthcare can be found on www.covid19.govt.nz

New Zealand citizens and residents returning home

Public health staff are working with border agencies to ensure New Zealand citizens and residents returning home are screened as they enter the country, and aware of the need to self-isolate and understand what that entails. Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. People who have to self-isolate are also asked to register with Healthline's COVID-19 advice line by phoning 0800 358 5453.

Staff at airports and ports have information on hand that advises people what to look out for and what to do if they get symptoms.

Page last updated: 2 July 2020

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