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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 >>

First Diabetes Nurse Specialist qualified to prescribe

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:42 am | Canterbury District Health Board

With 20 years’ experience under her belt, Diabetes Nurse Specialist Lupesiliva ‘Lupe’ Tu’ulua is now able to prescribe for her patients. More >>

Still time to get your flu shot and avoid an awful August

Friday, 4 July 2014, 3:53 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Still time to get your flu shot and avoid an awful August July 4 , 2014 Cantabrians are being encouraged to get immunised now before it’s too late. Influenza infections often peak in August in New Zealand and getting vaccinated now could spare you an ... More >>

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3:08 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Progress on the Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment is full steam ahead – with the first major concrete pour down for Burwood’s new Back of House Building and enabling works for Christchurch set to start in September. More >>

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 12:08 pm | Canterbury DHB

Canterbury District Health Board is running two meetings in mid-June to update the public on progress of the $650 million plus redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals. More >>

CDHB helping people quit and checking heart health

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 1:48 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Canterbury DHB’s performance against the National Health Target Better Help for Smokers to Quit for primary care climbed an impressive 16 percent in Quarter 3. The increase represents 65 percent of smokers attending primary care received ... More >>

Kaikoura IFHC site blessed

Friday, 23 May 2014, 5:05 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Kaikoura’s long awaited Integrated Family Health Centre’s site was given a traditional Maori blessing this morning to prepare it for the construction that’s about to start. More >>

Air quality issue in Canterbury mobile dental clinic

Friday, 16 May 2014, 4:43 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board has taken immediate action to resolve air quality issues in one of its 22 mobile community dental clinics where higher than expected concentrations of airborne formaldehyde have been found. More >>

Construction for Kaikoura IFHC to kick off

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 3:25 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) is delighted to announce construction of Kaikoura’s long awaited new Integrated Family Health Centre will finally kick off this month. Arrow International’s Nelson-based team has been awarded the contract ... More >>

Synthetic cannabis addiction and withdrawal treatment guide

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 5:04 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury experts have developed a guide to help health care professionals in the community treat a predicted increase in people withdrawing from synthetic cannabinoid addiction. More >>

Duck Hunters reminded of toxic algae in Canterbury lakes

Friday, 2 May 2014, 11:42 am | Canterbury DHB

Hunters are being reminded to avoid contact with two Canterbury lakes this duck shooting season because of toxic algae (Cyanobacteria). This year’s duck shooting season officially opens tomorrow, Saturday, May 3. More >>

Have a Conversation that Counts

Monday, 14 April 2014, 12:00 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Have a Conversation that Counts Discussing what you want to happen when you die is not something we often do, but it is one of the most important ‘Conversations that Count’ in your lifetime. This Wednesday (April 16, 2014) is “Conversations that ... More >>

Youth efforts to be flu strong recognised

Friday, 4 April 2014, 2:24 pm | Canterbury DHB

The Canterbury Health System wants to thank its youth for their efforts to be flu strong. Dr Ramon Pink, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says last year our youth were the best in the country and we hope to do better still this year. More >>

 

 

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