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.

What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here

A Health Passport is a booklet you can carry with you when you go to hospital or when you use other health and disability services.

It contains the information you want people to know about how to communicate with you and support you, and helps healthcare workers know more about any disabilities or long-term conditions you might have.

It may be useful to have if you need to go to hospital or to a new doctor or carer in the future.

Find out more on the Ministry of Health website.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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