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.

You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how

We all have individual ideas and beliefs about how we want to be treated at the end of our life.

Talking about what you want and creating an advance care plan will help the people caring for you to follow your wishes as closely as possible. Healthcare professionals, whānau (family), and other people involved in your care may all find it useful.

When you make a plan, you should give copies to your whānau, people who live with you, and anyone who has enduring power of attorney in your name.

You can update your advanced care plan if your situation changes or you change your mind about anything in the plan.

Learn about making a will, planning your medical care, and planning for your funeral and how you want to be remembered.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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