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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 >>

Health warning removed for algal bloom

Friday, 6 July 2018, 12:38 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth. More >>

Health Warning – Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 3:43 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from any part of Akaroa Harbour (see map below). More >>

Have your say on mental health and addiction

Monday, 2 July 2018, 5:28 pm | Canterbury DHB

The panel for the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is holding public forums in Christchurch and Kaikoura this week. More >>

Canterbury DHB rescheduling some appointments

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 5:17 pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury DHB rescheduling some surgery and outpatient appointments in anticipation of July 5 strike action More >>

Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth/ Te Roto o Wairewa

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:00 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

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 Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa. More >>

Never too old to make a change for the better

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:10 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Herewini Banks was 74 years old when she gave up smoking. She remembers the exact date and time she quit - 4.30pm on 15 July, 2016. More >>

New IT system creating a smoother, faster patient journey

Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:21 am | Canterbury District Health Board

A new computer system is replacing nine current systems across the five South Island DHBs. More >>

Celo the safe-snapping app

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 3:30 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Medical staff can’t just use Snapchat or WhatsApp when they want to send private information to another professional, so what can they do when they need to get a second opinion in a hurry? More >>

Surgeons train to save lives with 3D printing

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:49 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A team at Christchurch Hospital is 3D printing models of babies’ chests to train surgeons for a life-saving procedure. More >>

Escaping the ward with virtual reality

Monday, 21 May 2018, 5:30 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Teri Jackson was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (a cancer of the blood and bone marrow) just before her year 12 exams. More >>

 

 

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