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.

Retrain your bladder

Many men have trouble peeing, or trouble stopping peeing. If you have urinary symptoms, you can get help.

It is possible to retrain your bladder so you don't have to go to the toilet so frequently or urgently. Methods involve simple lifestyle changes and techniques to help relax when you urgently need to pee.

Find out what the common causes of urinary problems in men are, and where to get advice or medical attention.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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