Canterbury DHB facilities are fully operational and services are operating as normal

Monday November 14, 2016

​11:15 AM, Monday 14 November 2016.

All Canterbury District Health Board facilities are fully operational and services are operating as normal.

Our staff and engineering consultants are in the process of carrying out routine inspections, as is standard procedure after an earthquake of this magnitude. Some construction activities have been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure until equipment can be checked, the cranes on the ASB site behind Christchurch Hospital for example are not currently in use.

While there are no extraordinary service demands on our health system at the moment, if you do need health assistance during this challenging time, please phone your General Practice team first unless it's a life-threatening emergency.

When you call your usual general practice number after-hours, your call will be put through to a nurse who can provide free health advice. If you need to be seen urgently, they will tell you what to do and where to go for #carearoundtheclock.

If you are having trouble dealing with stress, talk to your GP team in the first instance but if for any reason you cannot get hold of them, don't hesitate to contact the Canterbury Support Line. Their number is 0800 777846.

The latest updates from Christchurch City Council on the effects of today's earthquake, including facilities, services and health and safety, can be found at


More information

General advice about food, water and our CDHB health services in an earthquake

Canterbury DHB Facebook page

HealthInfo Canterbury - Earthquake stress

Ministry of Health

Page last reviewed: 14 November 2016
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