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.

476 news items.

Media release

Dedicated nurses recruited to reduce pressure injuries

Tuesday 2 October 2018Quick Read

Canterbury DHB has recruited the first group of Pressure Injury Prevention Link Nurses, as part of a broader strategy... read more about Dedicated nurses recruited to reduce pressure injuries»

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CEO Update – Monday 1 October 2018

Monday 1 October 2018Quick Read

David celebrates Canterbury DHB’s recent awards for reducing energy use and emissions, encourages staff to connect... read more about CEO Update – Monday 1 October 2018»

Canterbury DHB News

CEO Update – Monday 24 September 2018

Monday 24 September 2018Quick Read

David shares the highlights from the annual meeting of Senior Medical Officers that focused on ‘making things... read more about CEO Update – Monday 24 September 2018»

Media release

Warning over synthetic cannabis – ten admitted to Christchurch Hospital

Friday 21 September 2018Quick Read

Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department has seen a number of people suffering from probable severe synthetic... read more about Warning over synthetic cannabis – ten admitted to Christchurch Hospital»

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Canterbury DHB hosts physiotherapy simulation course

Tuesday 18 September 2018Quick Read

Canterbury DHB has hosted New Zealand’s first ever Intensive Care Unit (ICU) physiotherapy simulation course. The... read more about Canterbury DHB hosts physiotherapy simulation course»

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CEO Update – Monday 17 September 2018

Monday 17 September 2018Quick Read

David reflects on the lessons learnt from the 2011 earthquakes in the lead-up to the Earthquakes Symposium in November,... read more about CEO Update – Monday 17 September 2018»

Canterbury DHB News

CEO Update – Monday 10 September 2018

Monday 10 September 2018Quick Read

It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), and David encourages us to incorporate more of the Māori... read more about CEO Update – Monday 10 September 2018»

Media release

Measles warning issued in Christchurch

Tuesday 4 September 2018Quick Read

The Canterbury District Health Board's Community and Public Health team has issued a measles warning after a man who... read more about Measles warning issued in Christchurch»

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CEO Update – Monday 3 September 2018

Monday 3 September 2018Quick Read

David shares how Canterbury DHB’s clot retrieval service is helping to save lives and prevent disability, reflects on... read more about CEO Update – Monday 3 September 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 27 August 2018

Monday 27 August 2018Quick Read

David reflects on the recent provisional statistics that show an increase in suicides in the Canterbury region, how we... read more about CEO Update – Monday 27 August 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 20 August 2018

Monday 20 August 2018Quick Read

David acknowledges that many services are at or exceeding capacity within the Canterbury Health System, and thanks... read more about CEO Update – Monday 20 August 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 13 August 2018

Monday 13 August 2018Quick Read

David begins the countdown to the upcoming move to the new Outpatients building, and thanks everyone involved in the... read more about CEO Update – Monday 13 August 2018»

Media release

Health advice for anyone coming down with winter bugs

Friday 10 August 2018Quick Read

If you're feeling under the weather it's important to seek health advice sooner rather than later – don't wait for... read more about Health advice for anyone coming down with winter bugs»

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The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has begun

Monday 6 August 2018Quick Read

The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal kicks off today and will run until the end of October. The nationwide appeal is in... read more about The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has begun»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 6 August 2018

Monday 6 August 2018Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates acknowledges the busy winter period has hit services, praises the... read more about CEO Update – Monday 6 August 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 30 July 2018

Monday 30 July 2018Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates celebrates the success of the first year of WellFood (Canterbury... read more about CEO Update – Monday 30 July 2018»

Media release

Spotting cancer early makes a difference

Friday 27 July 2018Quick Read

Two people who have had head and neck cancers are encouraging others to be aware of their bodies and check out anything... read more about Spotting cancer early makes a difference»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 23 July 2018

Monday 23 July 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates acknowledges the achievements of the Specialist Mental Health... read more about CEO Update – Monday 23 July 2018»

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It’s not too late to protect yourself against the flu

Tuesday 17 July 2018Quick Read

More than a third of Cantabrians have had their flu immunisation already this winter and there's still time for the... read more about It’s not too late to protect yourself against the flu»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 16 July 2018

Monday 16 July 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates reminds us about the importance of protecting ourselves against... read more about CEO Update – Monday 16 July 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 9 July 2018

Monday 9 July 2018Quick Read

​In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines recent international recognition of Canterbury's... read more about CEO Update – Monday 9 July 2018»

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Manawa building blessed in Christchurch’s Health Precinct

Friday 6 July 2018

Manawa, the state-of-the-art hub for health research and education in Christchurch’s Health Precinct, held a short... read more about Manawa building blessed in Christchurch’s Health Precinct»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 2 July 2018

Monday 2 July 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates highlights a new voucher scheme to improve access to primary... read more about CEO Update – Monday 2 July 2018»

WellNow Canterbury Magazine

WellNow Canterbury – Winter 2018

Sunday 1 July 2018Quick Read

WellNow Canterbury is our biannual community health magazine. Welcome to our Winter 2018 edition which you can read... read more about WellNow Canterbury – Winter 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 25 June 2018

Monday 25 June 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates outlines the early feedback from the Ministry of Health and... read more about CEO Update – Monday 25 June 2018»

Media release

Heading to Hospital? The CDHB’s popular hospital shuttle service has now relocated

Wednesday 20 June 2018Quick Read

Canterbury District Health Board's popular hospital shuttle service for patients and hospital visitors ​has... read more about Heading to Hospital? The CDHB’s popular hospital shuttle service has now relocated»

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Volunteers provide ‘priceless’ support in Christchurch hospitals

Tuesday 19 June 2018Quick Read

Hospitals in Christchurch rely on the help of hundreds of volunteers to assist patients, visitors and staff, and raise... read more about Volunteers provide ‘priceless’ support in Christchurch hospitals»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 18 June 2018

Monday 18 June 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates recognises the contributions of our many volunteers, updates... read more about CEO Update – Monday 18 June 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 11 June 2018

Monday 11 June 2018Quick Read

In this week's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates provides a recap on our ongoing facility challenges. We... read more about CEO Update – Monday 11 June 2018»

CEO Update

CEO Update – Tuesday 5 June 2018

Tuesday 5 June 2018Quick Read

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates shares the joint Ministry of Health and Canterbury DHB statement on... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 5 June 2018»

Media release

Never too old to make a change for the better

Wednesday 30 May 2018Quick Read

Herewini Banks was 74 years old when she gave up smoking. She remembers the exact date and time she quit – 4.30pm... read more about Never too old to make a change for the better»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 28 May 2018

Monday 28 May 2018Quick Read

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates talks about the upcoming World Smokefree Day on 31 May. We look at... read more about CEO Update – Monday 28 May 2018»

Media release

Celo the safe-snapping app

Thursday 24 May 2018Quick Read

Medical staff can't just use Snapchat or WhatsApp when they want to send private information to another professional,... read more about Celo the safe-snapping app»

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Shorter stays and happier staff with Cortex app

Thursday 24 May 2018

Christchurch Hospital staff are calling for wider use of a “phenomenal” app that reduces hassle and... read more about Shorter stays and happier staff with Cortex app»

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Surgeons train to save lives with 3D printing

Wednesday 23 May 2018Quick Read

A team at Christchurch Hospital is 3D printing models of babies' chests to train surgeons for a life-saving procedure.... read more about Surgeons train to save lives with 3D printing»

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Escaping the ward with virtual reality

Monday 21 May 2018Quick Read

Teri Jackson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (a cancer of the blood and bone marrow) just before her year 12... read more about Escaping the ward with virtual reality»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 21 May 2018

Monday 21 May 2018Quick Read

In today's CEO Update, Chief Executive David Meates encourages everyone to help keep Canterbury flu-free this winter... read more about CEO Update – Monday 21 May 2018»

Media release

Realistic, low-cost medical simulator developed by Christchurch team

Thursday 17 May 2018Quick Read

Simulations in healthcare are great for training, but can be expensive. A team headed by Christchurch Hospital... read more about Realistic, low-cost medical simulator developed by Christchurch team»

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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»

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