Media Releases

​Read the latest media releases from Canterbury District Health Board.

Please contact the media team if you would like to know more about any of these news items or have a media enquiry.

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Surgeons train to save lives with 3D printing

​A team at Christchurch Hospital is 3D printing models of babies' chests to train surgeons for a life-saving procedure.

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Escaping the ward with virtual reality

VR technology helped Teri Jackson experience a little bit of the world outside her room after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

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Realistic, low-cost medical simulator developed by Christchurch team

A staff team at Christchurch hospital have designed a low-cost simulator that plugs in to everyday medical equipment.

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Digital workflow helps staff optimise operating theatre use

In 2013, Christchurch Hospital introduced new software called ScOPe, originally designed to replace paperwork for surgical staff.

Page last reviewed: 17 May 2018
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