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.

452 news items.

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A fresh approach to food at Canterbury hospitals

Monday 3 July 2017Quick Read

Canterbury DHB has brought a range of services in-house, including all food services, and at Ashburton Hospital our... read more about A fresh approach to food at Canterbury hospitals»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 26 June 2017

Monday 26 June 2017Quick Read

​In today’s CEO Update, acting Chief Executive Mary Gordon highlights the launch of mental wellbeing resource,... read more about CEO Update – Monday 26 June 2017»

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New toolkit to help schools support student wellbeing

Wednesday 21 June 2017Quick Read

All Right? has launched a free wellbeing toolkit to support young people with their mental health and wellbeing.... read more about New toolkit to help schools support student wellbeing»

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CEO Update – Monday 19 June 2017

Monday 19 June 2017Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, acting Chief Executive Mary Gordon thanks our many wonderful volunteers in recognition of... read more about CEO Update – Monday 19 June 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 12 June 2017

Monday 12 June 2017Quick Read

​In today’s CEO Update, acting Chief Executive Mary Gordon highlights upcoming workshops to facilitate many... read more about CEO Update – Monday 12 June 2017»

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CEO Update – Tuesday 6 June 2017

Tuesday 6 June 2017Quick Read

Acting Chief Executive Mary Gordon shares some positive feedback and encourages staff to complete a short survey on a... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 6 June 2017»

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Wellbeing continues to improve for many

Tuesday 6 June 2017Quick Read

The latest Canterbury Wellbeing Survey shows the wellbeing of greater Christchurch residents continues to improve.... read more about Wellbeing continues to improve for many»

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Cantabs welcome fresh air at outdoor venues

Friday 2 June 2017Quick Read

The results are in and they show Cantabrians are excited about smokefree venues. Even better, people are actively... read more about Cantabs welcome fresh air at outdoor venues»

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Smokefree people in smokefree places

Tuesday 30 May 2017Quick Read

Canterbury District Health Board is partnering with new stop smoking service Te Hā – Waitaha to encourage people to... read more about Smokefree people in smokefree places»

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Canterbury health system working hard to keep Cantabs well

Tuesday 23 May 2017

The Canterbury DHB's performance in Quarter 3 of the 2016/2017 National Health Targets show the DHB continues to strive... read more about Canterbury health system working hard to keep Cantabs well»

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CEO Update

CEO Update – Monday 22 May 2017

Monday 22 May 2017Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, acting Chief Executive Mary Gordon shares some positive feedback from Australia. We explore a... read more about CEO Update – Monday 22 May 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 15 May 2017

Monday 15 May 2017Quick Read

​In today’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates congratulates all involved with the development of HealthOne,... read more about CEO Update – Monday 15 May 2017»

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Scam – Fraudulent Purchase Orders

Friday 12 May 2017Quick Read

This message is for the attention of existing and potential suppliers to the Canterbury and West Coast DHBs We want to... read more about Scam – Fraudulent Purchase Orders»

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CEO Update – Monday 8 May 2017

Monday 8 May 2017Quick Read

In today’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates shares photos from the opening of the new 24 Hour Surgery... read more about CEO Update – Monday 8 May 2017»

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Canterbury DHB hits hand hygiene milestone

Thursday 4 May 2017Quick Read

Canterbury District Health Board is improving its hand hygiene performance, recording its highest score yet in the... read more about Canterbury DHB hits hand hygiene milestone»

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CEO Update – Monday 1 May 2017

Monday 1 May 2017Quick Read

​In this week's CEO Update, chief executive David Meates highlights Immunisation Awareness Week and the All Right?... read more about CEO Update – Monday 1 May 2017»

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Immunisation Week 2017: Make sure your teens are protected

Monday 1 May 2017Quick Read

Today marks the start of Immunisation Week (1-7 May) and Canterbury DHB is reminding parents to ensure their older... read more about Immunisation Week 2017: Make sure your teens are protected»

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CEO Update – Monday 24 April 2017

Monday 24 April 2017Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates talks about the importance of doing the right thing every... read more about CEO Update – Monday 24 April 2017»

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CEO Update – Tuesday 18 April 2017

Tuesday 18 April 2017Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates recognises the achievements of three long-serving staff... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 18 April 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 10 April 2017

Monday 10 April 2017Quick Read

Hello In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates congratulates Hannah Laughton, Canterbury’s Open for... read more about CEO Update – Monday 10 April 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 3 April 2017

Monday 3 April 2017Quick Read

​In today’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates talks about the additional security patrols around... read more about CEO Update – Monday 3 April 2017»

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$1.5m cash injection to Ashburton Hospital

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Ashburton Hospital has received a $1.5 million cash injection thanks to community generosity. Advance Ashburton trustee... read more about $1.5m cash injection to Ashburton Hospital»

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CEO Update – Monday 27 March 2017

Monday 27 March 2017Quick Read

​In today’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates shares a gem from his inbox – a letter from a grateful... read more about CEO Update – Monday 27 March 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 20 March 2017

Monday 20 March 2017Quick Read

​This week’s CEO Update sees the Ministry’s surveillance audit team thank the staff who worked with them for... read more about CEO Update – Monday 20 March 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 13 March 2017

Monday 13 March 2017Quick Read

​In today’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates talks about the Health Select Committee hearing which took... read more about CEO Update – Monday 13 March 2017»

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Temporary changes to access to Ashburton Hospital

Friday 10 March 2017Quick Read

Ashburton Hospital is making some temporary changes to access from Monday. General Manager Ashburton Health... read more about Temporary changes to access to Ashburton Hospital»

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Canterbury DHB to manage all food services from 1 July 2017

Monday 6 March 2017

Canterbury DHB has announced that it will take over management of all food services from 1 July 2017, after the current... read more about Canterbury DHB to manage all food services from 1 July 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 6 March 2017

Monday 6 March 2017Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates takes you behind the scenes in our kitchens and take a... read more about CEO Update – Monday 6 March 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 27 February 2017

Monday 27 February 2017Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates congratulates the Older Persons’ Health & Rehabilitation... read more about CEO Update – Monday 27 February 2017»

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Canterbury Health System clocks up one million electronic referrals

Monday 20 February 2017Quick Read

Electronic referrals by Canterbury clinicians through the South Island's Electronic Request Management System (ERMS)... read more about Canterbury Health System clocks up one million electronic referrals»

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CEO Update – Monday 20 February 2017

Monday 20 February 2017Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates reflects on the Port Hills Fires and their impact on the... read more about CEO Update – Monday 20 February 2017»

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Smoky smells no threat to health

Friday 17 February 2017Quick Read

Port Hills residents affected by this week's wild fires are being reassured the smell of smoke in their properties... read more about Smoky smells no threat to health»

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CEO Update – Monday 13 February 2017

Monday 13 February 2017Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update, chief executive David Meates reflects on what has been achieved in the past six years... read more about CEO Update – Monday 13 February 2017»

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CEO Update – Tuesday 7 February 2017

Tuesday 7 February 2017Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update you can read about the projects underway that show progress towards being paper-lite (and... read more about CEO Update – Tuesday 7 February 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 30 January 2017

Monday 30 January 2017Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO Update you can read about the work about to kick off which will see the People & Capability... read more about CEO Update – Monday 30 January 2017»

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CEO Update – Monday 23 January 2017

Monday 23 January 2017Quick Read

In this week’s CEO Update, where you can read about the 100 day fitness challenge ED & Radiology teams have taken up.... read more about CEO Update – Monday 23 January 2017»

Media release

Financial review on Canterbury DHB informs future direction

Thursday 22 December 2016

Statement from the Chair of Canterbury District Health Board, Murray Cleverley The Minister of Health has today... read more about Financial review on Canterbury DHB informs future direction»

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Alcohol is no ordinary commodity – It’s official!

Wednesday 21 December 2016Quick Read

The Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr Alistair Humphrey, has triumphed in a landmark case in the Court of... read more about Alcohol is no ordinary commodity – It’s official!»

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CEO Update – Monday 19 December 2016

Monday 19 December 2016Quick Read

This week’s CEO update is a bumper edition, brimming with festive photos. There’s advice to help keep you and your... read more about CEO Update – Monday 19 December 2016»

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CEO Update – Monday 12 December 2016

Monday 12 December 2016Quick Read

​In this week’s CEO update Chief Executive David Meates, takes a look back at our health system achievements over... read more about CEO Update – Monday 12 December 2016»

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