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Toxic algae in Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:40 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Toxic algae in Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth 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 Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth. ... More >>

Canterbury Health System preparing for Ebola

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 5:18 pm | Canterbury DHB

With the alert on Ebola being stepped up internationally, there’s been a rapid response within the Canterbury Health System in preparing for the disease if it was to reach our shores. More >>

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:57 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

From 6am tomorrow (Wednesday October 15, 2014), the Riverside entrance will be closed to allow work to get under way for the new Acute Services Building to be built on the Christchurch Hospital site. More >>

Free public wifi at CHCH Hospital

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:55 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Patients and visitors at Christchurch Hospital can now stay connected wirelessly free of charge. David Meates, Canterbury DHB chief executive says it is great to be able to offer people coming to the hospital access to free Wi-Fi. More >>

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Friday, 10 October 2014, 5:19 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

From 6am on Wednesday October 15, 2014, the Riverside entrance will be closed to allow work to get under way for the new Acute Services Building to be built on the Christchurch Hospital site. More >>

It’s all happening at Christchurch Hospital – from next week

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:17 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

With the appointment of Schick Contracting and Cartage to carry out site preparation work within the Christchurch hospital grounds, the public can expect to see some changes around Christchurch Hospital over the coming weeks. More >>

Canterbury nephrologist Nick Cross leading National Service

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:35 am | Canterbury DHB

Dr Nick Cross has been appointed Clinical Director of the National Renal Transplantation Service and chaired the service’s first meeting on Wednesday (September 17, 2014). More >>

Dementia care Canterbury, World Alzheimer’s Day

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:32 am | Canterbury DHB

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21 September 2014: Dementia care Canterbury going from strength to strength More >>

Christchurch Communication Festival

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:38 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A free community concert, aimed at raising awareness about the challenges faced by adults with communication disorders, is being held at Cashmere High School Performing Arts Centre next month (1-2pm, Friday, October 3). More >>

Health warning for a North Canterbury lagoon

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 4:54 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning for a North Canterbury lagoon after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found. More >>

Graduate nurse heads back to where it all started

Monday, 8 September 2014, 12:55 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Twenty-two-years ago a tiny Caitlin Cowan was just starting out life at home after spending the first three months of it in Christchurch Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). More >>

Patients surveyed on their experience of hospital

Friday, 5 September 2014, 3:06 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is encouraging people to respond to a new survey asking for feedback on their stay in hospital. A random selection of people in the Canterbury DHB region who spent at least one night in hospital from 4 to 17 August have been sent an invitation ... More >>

Cute farm animals can pose real health risks

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:14 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

People are being urged to take extra care around calves, lambs and other new born farm animals this Spring. Dr Alistair Humphrey, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says serious diseases can be caught from farm animals. "Farm animals may look ... More >>

City whitebaiters need to be cautious this season

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:10 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Christchurch whitebaiters are being reminded of the ongoing water quality issues with the Avon /Ōtākaro and the Heathcote /Ōpāwaho rivers in Christchurch this whitebait season. Dr Ramon Pink, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says although ... More >>

Performance in primary health targets almost doubles

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:26 pm | Canterbury DHB

MEDIA RELEASE August 26, 2014 Performance in primary health targets almost doubles in past year The Canterbury District Health Board’s performance against its toughest health targets have paid off with an almost 40 percent increase over the past year. ... More >>

Get immunised now and avoid flu stopping you this spring

Friday, 15 August 2014, 10:15 am | Canterbury DHB

Time is running out to get a free flu vaccination for those who are eligible. Act now and avoid flu putting a dent in your spring plans but remember free flu vaccinations are only available to those who are eligible until the end of this month August 31. ... More >>

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 12:55 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Regan Austin (left) Area Champion for Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal and Store Manager for Countdown, Eastgate and Yolanne Savage (right) also from Countdown with Sara Collins and her daughter Maddie who has Nephrotic Syndrome FSGS. More >>

Hawkins awarded Stage One contract for Rangiora Health Hub

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:49 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Hawkins awarded Stage One contract for foundation work of Rangiora Health Hub Hawkins Constructions has begun work on the Rangiora Health Hub after winning the contract for the foundation work, which is Stage One of the multi-million dollar project. ... More >>

Canterbury DHB Closes Allan Bean Centre Due to Quake Damage

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:36 pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury District Health Board received a verbal report from its engineers on Tuesday, resulting in the closure of the Allan Bean Centre on the Burwood Health Campus because of quake damage. More >>

Flu vaccinations available until August 31

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:42 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board says it’s great news that flu vaccinations are now available until 31 August. They are free for pregnant women, people 65 and over and those with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, mental ... More >>

 

 

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