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.

Support and services for older people in Canterbury

There are a lot of services and support available for older people with different needs.

  • The Needs Assessment Service helps you find out if you need support to stay in your home
  • Home, community and nursing support services help you live as independently as possible
  • The Community Rehabilitation Enablement and Support Team (CREST) can help you get up to six weeks' rehabilitation in your home
  • Other organisations, funds, allowances, and government services are there to help you with a wide range of needs

See Healthinfo Canterbury to find out about local community groups, short-term rehabilitation in the home, nursing support services, and other resources to help older people.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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