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Keep ED For Emergencies This Weekend

Friday, 16 July 2021, 4:37 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

“Keep the Emergency Department for emergencies only” is the message from clinicians as we head into the weekend. Following an increase in viral respiratory illness being seen in the community, Christchurch Hospital’s ED continues to experience a high ... More >>

Canterbury DHB Makes Changes To Visiting As Cases Of Respiratory Illness Rise In Community

Monday, 12 July 2021, 2:01 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB makes changes to visiting as cases of respiratory illness rise in community More >>

Help Keep Our Tamariki Well By Keeping Bugs Like RSV Away From Babies/pēpi

Friday, 9 July 2021, 4:49 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A common winter virus called RSV is currently spreading across New Zealand and making babies/pēpi sick. RSV is incredibly infectious and can easily pass from person to person through coughing and sneezing. Canterbury and West Coast DHBs’ Medical Officer ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom At Lake Pegasus

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 1:03 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Lake Pegasus on 23 March 2021. Recent water testing at Lake Pegasus has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) ... More >>

Vaccinations For Chatham Islanders To Kick Off Tomorrow

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 2:03 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury’s COVID-19 vaccination roll out is about to chalk up another major milestone with vaccinations starting on the remote Chatham Islands tomorrow, Thursday 1 July. There are approximately 560 eligible residents on Chatham and Pitt Islands ... More >>

Health Warnings Removed For Algal Bloom At Coes Ford And Cust Main Drain

Monday, 28 June 2021, 3:18 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warnings for the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Coes Ford issued on 25 January 2021 and Cust Main Drain at Skewbridge issued on 10 May 2021. Recent cyanobacteria surveys ... More >>

You’re Never Too Old To Get Protected

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 9:38 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB continues to progress COVID-19 vaccinations in Aged Residential Care (ARC) facilities across the region, with approximately 1900 first dose vaccinations provided across 34 facilities in the region so far. It is expected that in total, ... More >>

Treat All Flood Water As Contaminated & Keep Up To Date On The Safety Of Your Drinking Water

Monday, 31 May 2021, 4:09 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

As flood waters have continued to rise in many areas throughout Canterbury, a number of drinking water supplies have been placed under boil water and/or conserve water notices. It’s important to follow this advice to protect your health. Please keep ... More >>

Adverse Weather And Flood-related Public Health Advice From Canterbury DHB

Sunday, 30 May 2021, 1:35 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

As heavy rain continues to fall intermittently, with surface flooding and dangerously high rivers in multiple parts of Canterbury. According to the NZ MetService, slips and floodwaters are likely to continue to disrupt travel over the next 48 hours, ... More >>

Melbourne Travellers Asked To Get Tested And Self-isolate

Friday, 28 May 2021, 4:57 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Due to the community outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria, anyone who has travelled to and spent time in the Greater Melbourne area between May 20-25 must get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate at home or in the accommodation they are staying in until they ... More >>

Health Warnings Removed For Algal Bloom

Friday, 28 May 2021, 1:45 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted all of its algal bloom health warnings issued along the Hakatere/Ashburton River at Hills Road, State Highway 1, Boundary Road and the hapua (river mouth). Recent cyanobacteria surveys ... More >>

Contingency Planning At Canterbury And West Coast DHBs For The 9 June NZNO Strike Well Underway

Friday, 28 May 2021, 12:50 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Having received an official strike notice in mid-May confirming that New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants are planning to strike, Canterbury and West Coast DHBs are implementing contingency plans for the ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom At Te Roto O Wairewa/Lake Forsyth

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 4:47 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth. Recent water testing at Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae ... More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Cust Main Drain At Skewbridge

Monday, 10 May 2021, 4:14 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for the Cust Main Drain at Skewbridge. The warning follows a high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria), as well as detaching mats, being found in the ... More >>

Canterbury COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Makes Its Way To Aged Residential Care Facilities

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 3:42 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Vivienne vaccinating Nadia. Canterbury’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout is progressing, with residents in community-based care, including Aged Residential Care (ARC), beginning to receive vaccinations this week. This marks the start of vaccinations for Cantabrians ... More >>

Keep ED For Emergencies This Long Weekend

Friday, 23 April 2021, 3:13 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

“Keep the Emergency Department for emergencies only” is the message from clinicians as we head into the ANZAC Day long weekend. Cantabrians should expect longer wait times if they attend the ED at Waipapa today and over the long weekend, due to higher ... More >>

Lives Being Saved By Bowel Screening

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 12:52 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Twenty people have had cancers confirmed and many others have had pre-cancerous lesions removed since the National Bowel Screening Programme started in Canterbury. Kits started being delivered in volume in December last year, and by the end of March ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In The Waimakariri River At Thompson Road (The Willows)

Friday, 9 April 2021, 4:02 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Waimakariri River at Thompson Road (The Willows). Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Waimakariri River at Thompson Road (The Willows), has ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom At Waiau River At Waiau Township Bridge

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 4:19 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Waiau River at Waiau Township Bridge. Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Waiau River at Waiau Township Bridge has shown the cover of potentially ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In Hurunui River At State Highway 1

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 4:42 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Hurunui River at State Highway 1. This was issued on 10 December 2020. Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Hurunui River have shown the cover of potentially ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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