Hospital visitors don’t need a COVID-19 Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in. See our COVID-19 page for general COVID-19 advice, detailed hospital visiting guidelines and COVID-19 tests. See for info on vaccinations.

Board and Committees

The Board and Committees section of this website provides access to information about the Canterbury DHB Board and its Statutory Advisory Committees, the Community & Public Health and Disability Support Advisory Committee (CPH & DSAC) and Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC).

About the board

In accordance with the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, public notices detailing the date, time and venue of all meetings of the Board and its Statutory Committees are published in local newspapers. Notice is also given on this website.

General information

Meetings of the Canterbury District Health Board are held in the Board Room, Level 1, 32 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch.

Standing orders

CDHB Board Standing Orders


The Board has up to 11 members. Seven are elected and the remaining four are appointed by the Minister of Health, by notice in the Gazette. The Board serves for a term of three years.

DHB Board members are accountable to the Minister of Health (through the Chairperson of the Board), for the performance of the DHB.

Contacting board members

If you would like to get in touch with one of our board members, please email Anna Craw, Board Secretariat at

Current membership

Sir John Hansen (Chair)
Gabrielle Huria (Deputy Chair)
Barry Bragg
Catherine Chu
Andrew Dickerson
James Gough
Jo Kane
Aaron Keown
Naomi Marshall
Fiona Pimm
Ingrid Taylor

Current agenda and board papers

Agenda papers are published on this page approximately two days before a meeting.

Audio recording of Canterbury DHB board meeting on 18 November 2021

2021 Board meeting dates

18 February 2021
18 March 2021
15 April 2021
20 May 2021
17 June 2021
07 July 2021
15 July 2021
19 August 2021
16 September 2021
21 October 2021
18 November 2021
16 December 2021

Archived agenda and board papers

Previous agenda papers can be viewed in the document library.

If you wish to view agenda papers from earlier years, please email Anna Craw, Board Secretariat at

Page last updated: 18 November 2021

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