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.

508 news items.

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Call to action to quit

Monday 30 May 2016Quick Read

Canterbury smokers are being called to action to quit for the sake of their family and protect them from the dangers of... read more about Call to action to quit»

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CEO Update – Monday 30 May 2016

Monday 30 May 2016Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update David Meates talks about how it’s been an incredibly busy and exciting time in the... read more about CEO Update – Monday 30 May 2016»

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Immunisation rates well covered for Canterbury

Tuesday 24 May 2016Quick Read

Protecting our vulnerable children from diseases is high on the radar for Cantabrians, according to the latest National... read more about Immunisation rates well covered for Canterbury»

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Burwood public open day: Sunday May 29, from 10am to 2pm

Tuesday 24 May 2016Quick Read

​After extensive consumer consultation, planning, designing and construction, the Burwood Hospital's new 230-bed... read more about Burwood public open day: Sunday May 29, from 10am to 2pm»

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CEO Update – Monday 23 May 2016

Monday 23 May 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates urges us to not be complacent about influenza. It’s going to be here soon... read more about CEO Update – Monday 23 May 2016»

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Good hand hygiene is no laughing matter

Friday 20 May 2016Quick Read

Canterbury District Health Board is working with the Clown Doctors to emphasise the importance of having clean hands to... read more about Good hand hygiene is no laughing matter»

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CEO Update – Monday 16 May 2016

Monday 16 May 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates talks about the changes at The Princess Margaret Hospital. David congratulates... read more about CEO Update – Monday 16 May 2016»

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Talking health – but are we speaking your language?

Monday 9 May 2016Quick Read

The Canterbury Health System is keen to hear community views on how it can improve communication and create better... read more about Talking health – but are we speaking your language?»

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CEO Update – Monday 9 May 2016

Monday 9 May 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates talks about how in under a month, up to 140 patients from the Older Persons’... read more about CEO Update – Monday 9 May 2016»

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The new Akaroa Integrated Health Facility is one step closer

Tuesday 3 May 2016Quick Read

​Canterbury DHB is pleased to announce it is tendering for the design of the new Integrated Health Facility in... read more about The new Akaroa Integrated Health Facility is one step closer»

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Immunisation Week targets immunisation during pregnancy

Monday 2 May 2016Quick Read

Canterbury is celebrating Immunisation Week on May 2-8 along with the rest of New Zealand with the theme of... read more about Immunisation Week targets immunisation during pregnancy»

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CEO Update – Monday 2 May 2016

Monday 2 May 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates ask what are you doing to look after yourself? We all need to be taking care... read more about CEO Update – Monday 2 May 2016»

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CEO Update – Tuesday 26 April 2016

Tuesday 26 April 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates talks about the media focus on suicide and what is happening in Canterbury.... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 26 April 2016»

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Health warning at Pegasus Lake lifted

Tuesday 19 April 2016Quick Read

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health... read more about Health warning at Pegasus Lake lifted»

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CEO Update – Monday 18 April 2016

Monday 18 April 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates talks about the official opening of Kaikoura Health Te Hā o Te Ora, which was... read more about CEO Update – Monday 18 April 2016»

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New Kaikoura health centre opens – a community effort

Friday 15 April 2016Quick Read

Kaikoura Health Te Hā o Te Ora was officially opened this afternoon by the Minister of Health, Hon Dr Jonathan... read more about New Kaikoura health centre opens – a community effort»

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CEO Update – Monday 11 April 2016

Monday 11 April 2016Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update David Meates talks about the new Health and Safety legislation and gives a big push to... read more about CEO Update – Monday 11 April 2016»

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Work underway to get Burwood Birthing Unit open

Friday 8 April 2016Quick Read

Work is underway for the temporary reopening of Burwood Birthing Unit. Canterbury DHB closed the unit, after staff and... read more about Work underway to get Burwood Birthing Unit open»

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Burwood Birthing Unit to temporarily reopen

Tuesday 5 April 2016Quick Read

Canterbury DHB will temporarily reopen the Burwood Birthing Unit. The announcement was made at a meeting this week with... read more about Burwood Birthing Unit to temporarily reopen»

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CEO Update – Monday 4 April 2016

Monday 4 April 2016Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update David Meates encourages us to get behind the April Falls Prevention campaign, whether... read more about CEO Update – Monday 4 April 2016»

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CEO Update – Tuesday 29 March 2016

Tuesday 29 March 2016Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update David Meates encourages us to look after ourselves, so we’re better able to look after... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 29 March 2016»

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Celebrating the South Island’s one millionth electronic referral

Wednesday 23 March 2016Quick Read

With a click of the mouse and an ‘accepted' message, the one millionth successful electronic request for... read more about Celebrating the South Island’s one millionth electronic referral»

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Canterbury DHB pleased increased mental health need recognised

Monday 21 March 2016Quick Read

Canterbury DHB chair, Murray Cleverley, is pleased with today’s announcement by the Minister of Health, Dr Jonathan... read more about Canterbury DHB pleased increased mental health need recognised»

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CEO Update – Monday 21 March 2016

Monday 21 March 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates urges us to protect ourselves, our whānau, our patients and our community... read more about CEO Update – Monday 21 March 2016»

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CEO Update – Monday 14 March 2016

Monday 14 March 2016Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update David Meates talks about Canterbury’s Sexual Health Centre’s new home, which was... read more about CEO Update – Monday 14 March 2016»

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CEO Update – Monday 7 March 2016

Monday 7 March 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates acknowledges the enormous contribution that Dr Nigel Millar, Chief Medical... read more about CEO Update – Monday 7 March 2016»

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CEO Update – Monday 29 February 2016

Monday 29 February 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates talks about how he was humbled and proud to be part of last week’s People in... read more about CEO Update – Monday 29 February 2016»

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Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Lake Pegasus

Wednesday 24 February 2016Quick Read

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after... read more about Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Lake Pegasus»

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Post-quakes pressures on Canterbury continue to shake the health system

Tuesday 23 February 2016Quick Read

The latest national health target results show a Canterbury health system that is continuing to deliver for its... read more about Post-quakes pressures on Canterbury continue to shake the health system»

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CEO Update – Monday 22 February 2016

Monday 22 February 2016Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update David Meates acknowledges the past and looks to the future. The majority of Cantabs who... read more about CEO Update – Monday 22 February 2016»

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River of Flowers returns for quake anniversary

Thursday 18 February 2016Quick Read

Cantabrians are being invited to take part in the annual River of Flowers commemoration for the fifth anniversary of... read more about River of Flowers returns for quake anniversary»

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Canterbury DHB has not made a decision to cut services

Tuesday 16 February 2016Quick Read

​Canterbury District Health Board chair, Murray Cleverley says the Board has not made a decision to cut mental health... read more about Canterbury DHB has not made a decision to cut services»

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Canterbury Health System update, message from David Meates CEO

Tuesday 16 February 2016

The Canterbury Health System's seamless response to Sunday's magnitude 5.7 earthquake demonstrates another incredible... read more about Canterbury Health System update, message from David Meates CEO»

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CEO Update – Monday 15 February 2016

Monday 15 February 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates thanks all of you who had no other choice but to keep providing health... read more about CEO Update – Monday 15 February 2016»

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Post earthquake situation update from Canterbury DHB, 4.30pm Sunday 14 February 2016

Sunday 14 February 2016Quick Read

Following today's earthquakes, Canterbury District Health Board Chief Executive David Meates says people should check... read more about Post earthquake situation update from Canterbury DHB, 4.30pm Sunday 14 February 2016»

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Christchurch Hospital’s main entrance reopened with a temporary container entrance

Tuesday 9 February 2016Quick Read

Christchurch Hospital's main entrance is now open with entry via a temporary shipping container ‘tunnel' to allow... read more about Christchurch Hospital’s main entrance reopened with a temporary container entrance»

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CEO Update – Tuesday 9 February 2016

Tuesday 9 February 2016Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update David Meates thanks the team who pulled out all the stops to install a new temporary... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 9 February 2016»

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Christchurch Hospital’s main entrance closed

Friday 5 February 2016Quick Read

​Christchurch Hospital's main entrance and drop-off zone is closed until further notice because of the potential risk... read more about Christchurch Hospital’s main entrance closed»

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Ready to ride – Go Bike Day

Thursday 4 February 2016Quick Read

It's time to dust off your old 10-speed, check your brakes, wipe the cobwebs off your helmet, and get ready for Go by... read more about Ready to ride – Go Bike Day»

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Dates announced for the first services to move to the Burwood Hospital Campus

Monday 1 February 2016Quick Read

The first of Canterbury's new Christchurch-based hospital facilities will be open and in use in just over four months.... read more about Dates announced for the first services to move to the Burwood Hospital Campus»

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