Health news

Read the latest Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) health news, media releases, and current health alerts for the Canterbury region. Our flagship news publications CEO Update and WellNow Canterbury magazine are available to read online.​ The Canterbury DHB Communications team are also available to assist with any enquiries from media.

518 news items.

Media release

Digital workflow helps staff optimise operating theatre use

Wednesday 16 May 2018Quick Read

Christchurch Hospital introduced new software called ScOPe in 2013, originally designed to replace paperwork for... read more about Digital workflow helps staff optimise operating theatre use»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 14 May 2018

Monday 14 May 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates looks back on the Annual Plan for the 2017/18 year, thanks our... read more about CEO Update – Monday 14 May 2018»

Media release

International health leaders visit Christchurch for The Lab Meeting

Wednesday 9 May 2018Quick Read

International leaders in health laboratories and the wider health field are attending a conference in Christchurch this... read more about International health leaders visit Christchurch for The Lab Meeting»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 7 May 2018

Monday 7 May 2018Quick Read

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines the work on elective services over the past year and... read more about CEO Update – Monday 7 May 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 30 April 2018

Monday 30 April 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates details the challenges Canterbury's integrated mental health... read more about CEO Update – Monday 30 April 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 23 April 2018

Monday 23 April 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates explains how a measles outbreak is investigated by Community... read more about CEO Update – Monday 23 April 2018»

Media release

Free flu shots for under 18s in Kaikoura and Hurunui

Thursday 19 April 2018Quick Read

Families in the Hurunui and Kaikōura districts can once again ensure their children have the best protection available... read more about Free flu shots for under 18s in Kaikoura and Hurunui»

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Wellbeing essential to a healthy region

Wednesday 18 April 2018Quick Read

Evon Currie, General Manager of Community and Public Health for Canterbury DHB has applauded the Local Government... read more about Wellbeing essential to a healthy region»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 16 April 2018

Monday 16 April 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates urges staff to become ‘flu fighters' this winter and get... read more about CEO Update – Monday 16 April 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 9 April 2018

Monday 9 April 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates shares some tips on managing change and stress and encourages... read more about CEO Update – Monday 9 April 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Tuesday 3 April 2018

Tuesday 3 April 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines the Canterbury Health System’s winter planning. We... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 3 April 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 26 March 2018

Monday 26 March 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the contribution of Canterbury DHB’s Consumer... read more about CEO Update – Monday 26 March 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 19 March 2018

Monday 19 March 2018Quick Read

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines the complexities of making sure new and existing health... read more about CEO Update – Monday 19 March 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 12 March 2018

Monday 12 March 2018Quick Read

​In today's CEO Update, we find out how Canterbury DHB has significantly reduced its carbon footprint and become... read more about CEO Update – Monday 12 March 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 5 March 2018

Monday 5 March 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates profiles the 13 Minutes campaign to raise funds for a rooftop... read more about CEO Update – Monday 5 March 2018»

Media release

Warning after Tutu berry poisoning

Friday 2 March 2018Quick Read

A 51 year-old hunter has survived a severe case of tutu berry poisoning. The man was hunting in the South Island and... read more about Warning after Tutu berry poisoning»

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Completing the Census is vital

Wednesday 28 February 2018Quick Read

Completing the Census is vital to help us plan and fund your health services Completing your Census form and being... read more about Completing the Census is vital»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 26 February 2018

Monday 26 February 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates encourages people to complete the 2018 Census to ensure... read more about CEO Update – Monday 26 February 2018»

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Canterbury DHB welcomes announcement of more funds to support the wellbeing of children

Thursday 22 February 2018Quick Read

Canterbury DHB Chief Executive David Meates, today welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of an additional $28... read more about Canterbury DHB welcomes announcement of more funds to support the wellbeing of children»

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Health Warning for swimming after heavy rainfall

Thursday 22 February 2018Quick Read

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning for swimming... read more about Health Warning for swimming after heavy rainfall»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 19 February 2018

Monday 19 February 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates reflects on the seventh anniversary of the February 22nd... read more about CEO Update – Monday 19 February 2018»

Public Health Alert

Important information for open heart surgery patients

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Canterbury DHB is contacting all patients who have had open heart surgery in which foreign material has been implanted... read more about Important information for open heart surgery patients»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 12 February 2018

Monday 12 February 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates shares news of a new NHS and Canterbury Health System... read more about CEO Update – Monday 12 February 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 5 February 2018

Monday 5 February 2018Quick Read

In this week's Canterbury DHB CEO Update… Chief Executive David Meates shares details of a recent visit by... read more about CEO Update – Monday 5 February 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 29 January 2018

Monday 29 January 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines the complexities of a District Health Board with... read more about CEO Update – Monday 29 January 2018»

Media release

Keep cool and hydrated

Friday 26 January 2018Quick Read

It's a long-held view that summer's hottest days arrive just as the children return to school – and that's set to... read more about Keep cool and hydrated»

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Canterbury DHB staff member appointed to Inquiry team

Wednesday 24 January 2018Quick Read

Canterbury DHB is congratulating one of its Specialist Mental Health Service (SMHS) staff on his appointment to the... read more about Canterbury DHB staff member appointed to Inquiry team»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 22 January 2018

Monday 22 January 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update and our first issue of the year, Chief Executive David Meates outlines 2018's key focuses. We... read more about CEO Update – Monday 22 January 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 18 December 2017

Monday 18 December 2017Quick Read

In today's CEO Update and our final issue of the year, Chief Executive David Meates reflects on 2017. We share some of... read more about CEO Update – Monday 18 December 2017»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 11 December 2017

Monday 11 December 2017Quick Read

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates talks about clean water and celebrates the spirit of giving in our... read more about CEO Update – Monday 11 December 2017»

Media release

Post-quake wellbeing levels stabilise

Friday 8 December 2017Quick Read

The tenth Canterbury Wellbeing Survey of people in greater Christchurch since the 2011 earthquakes suggests that life... read more about Post-quake wellbeing levels stabilise»

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Canterbury DHB is now Energy-Mark Silver certified

Tuesday 5 December 2017Quick Read

Thanks to the hard work, expertise and commitment of Canterbury DHB’s energy management team, including our Energy... read more about Canterbury DHB is now Energy-Mark Silver certified»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 4 December 2017

Monday 4 December 2017Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates encourages us to share some kindness through The Big Shout Out... read more about CEO Update – Monday 4 December 2017»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 27 November 2017

Monday 27 November 2017Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates shares details of a recent visit by senior NHS health sector... read more about CEO Update – Monday 27 November 2017»

Media release

Serious Adverse Events 2016/17

Friday 24 November 2017Quick Read

Inpatient falls continue to be the single major serious adverse events (SAE) reported by the Canterbury DHB for the... read more about Serious Adverse Events 2016/17»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 20 November 2017

Monday 20 November 2017Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates looks ahead to Disability Pride Week. We examine the success of... read more about CEO Update – Monday 20 November 2017»

Media release

Canterbury supports WHO call to handle antibiotics with care

Wednesday 15 November 2017Quick Read

Canterbury Health System is getting behind World Antibiotics Awareness Week and you should too – antibiotic... read more about Canterbury supports WHO call to handle antibiotics with care»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 13 November 2017

Monday 13 November 2017Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates congratulates the winners of the recent Quality Awards and... read more about CEO Update – Monday 13 November 2017»

Media release

Learn more about your meds for Patient Safety Week 2017

Tuesday 7 November 2017Quick Read

With the launch of Patient Safety Week, Cantabrians with prescribed medication are being encouraged to ensure they can... read more about Learn more about your meds for Patient Safety Week 2017»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 6 November 2017

Monday 6 November 2017Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates focuses on mental health. We profile Patient Safety Week;... read more about CEO Update – Monday 6 November 2017»

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