WellNow Canterbury is our community health magazine which goes to every Canterbury mailbox twice a year. This spring edition doubles as the Canterbury Health System’s Quality Accounts, to provide a picture of how well our Health System is meeting Canterbury’s health needs, and showcase our work to improve services and standards of care.
This online-only version of WellNow also features a How we measure up section, charting our performance against the national health targets, the quality and safety markers as set by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and other key measures.
Waipapa (Christchurch Hospital Hagley) opens in November 2020: Take a ‘walk’ through some of the highlights, in pictures.
Te Whare Whetū (House of Stars): The health benefits of reconnecting Māori health consumers with their whakapapa
A programme run by and predominantly for Māori, Te Whare Whetū helps people explore their whakapapa (cultural identity), build important links with their whānau and community, and improve their mental health.
Canterbury joins the National Bowel Screening Programme: Over the next two years 90,000 people aged from 60-74 years will receive a free bowel screening test kit in the mail. All they need to do is complete the test and return it in the packaging provided. During its first year alone, the programme will detect bowel cancer in 100 people who didn’t know they had it, enabling it to be treated earlier and with a much better chance of a good health outcome.
You can read the full online magazine in two different formats: