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Hospital Shuttle Marks One Million Passengers

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:59 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s hospital shuttle marks a significant milestone this week. The shuttle service has helped one million people get to and from the Christchurch Hospital campus in the four years that it has been operating. More >>

Early Childhood Education Sunsmartest

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 4:22 pm | Canterbury DHB

Early childhood educators are creative and conscientious in protecting young children from skin damage from our harsh New Zealand sun. A recent survey by the Cancer Society and Canterbury District Health Board of 26 early childhood education settings showed ... More >>

Work heats up for Can Do Catering employees

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:42 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

With the run-up to Christmas, this is the busiest week of the year for a unique catering enterprise in Christchurch. More >>

Canterbury Wellbeing Indicators Continue Upward Trend

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:40 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Quality of life continues to improve for greater Christchurch residents, according to the latest wellbeing indicators. More >>

Canterbury DHB welcomes quadruplets born

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:25 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Christchurch Women’s Hospital (CWH) is celebrating the recent arrival of quadruplets, born at its maternity unit to a Timaru couple. More >>

Kiwi Ingenuity Bolsters Health Education Toolbox

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 1:49 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

What do you get when you combine a cheap Android tablet, some skilled wood carving, grey paint, an old bedside hospital locker, and a good dose of clever software engineering? More >>

Enjoy Cup Day at Riccarton Park, And Drink Responsibly

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:53 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A collaborative multi-agency approach aims to ensure Cup Day 2018 at Riccarton Park is a safe and enjoyable experience for all racegoers. More >>

Hand Hygiene – Spread the Message Not the Germs

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:58 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is getting behind this year’s Patient Safety Week (PSW 2018) topic of infection prevention and control, with the focus on good hand hygiene. Effective hand hygiene helps stop the spread of microorganisms (‘germs’), including those ... More >>

Road Accident Remembrance Day – An Opportunity to Reflect

Friday, 2 November 2018, 4:31 pm | Canterbury DHB

Road Accident Remembrance Day will take place tomorrow, 3 November 2018. This is a time for us to reflect on the lives affected by road traffic crashes – the injured people themselves, their families, health care staff, first responders and our community. More >>

New Christchurch Outpatients to open on Monday 29 October

Friday, 26 October 2018, 2:24 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The first three of 27 services will move into the new $72 million Christchurch Outpatient facility this weekend. From early this morning, Friday 26 October, staff from the Eye Clinic, Haematology and Pre Admission have been packing boxes even as Crown Relocation ... More >>

Health alert – Smoke from Ravensdown fire in Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 1:09 pm | Canterbury DHB

Health alert – Smoke from Ravensdown fire in Christchurch – look out for your neighbours and phone your GP team if you are suffering ill-effects More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth

Friday, 5 October 2018, 1:50 pm | Canterbury DHB

Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in ... More >>

Avoiding a Legionnaires’ Spring Spike

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:45 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury’s gardeners are being urged to take care with potting mix and compost to avoid repeating the spike in Legionnaires’ cases that occurred in spring 2017. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey says 24 Cantabrians were ... More >>

Dedicated nurses recruited to reduce pressure injuries

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 2:40 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board has recruited the first group of Pressure Injury Prevention Link Nurses, as part of a broader strategy funded by the Accident Compensation Commission (ACC) to reduce the incidence and severity of pressure injuries across ... More >>

Christchurch Hospital warning over synthetic cannabis

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7:27 pm | Canterbury DHB

Christchurch Hospital’s Emergency Department has seen a number of people suffering from probable severe synthetic cannabis toxicity, with seven people treated in the past 24 hours and three needing admission to the Intensive Care Unit. More >>

Canterbury DHB hosts physiotherapy simulation course

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 8:24 am | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB has hosted New Zealand’s first ever Intensive Care Unit (ICU) physiotherapy simulation course. More >>

Akaroa Health Warning Lifted – Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish

Friday, 24 August 2018, 6:32 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Health Warning Lifted – Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has lifted a health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from all of Akaroa Harbour. ... More >>

Spotting cancer early makes a difference

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 4:09 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Two people who have had head and neck cancers are encouraging others to be aware of their bodies and check out anything unusual. More >>

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

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 3:34 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

More than a third of Cantabrians have had their flu immunisation already this winter and there’s still time for the rest of us to protect ourselves. More >>

Manawa building blessed in Christchurch’s Health Precinct

Friday, 6 July 2018, 2:29 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Manawa, the state-of-the-art hub for health research and education in Christchurch’s Health Precinct, held a short blessing ceremony this morning (6 July), ahead of opening its doors to health students, researchers, educators and technical staff in the coming ... More >>

 

 

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