Canterbury DHB - Latest News [Page 1]

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Te Roto O Wairewa (Lake Forsyth)

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 2:08 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Te Roto o Wairewa (Lake Forsyth). People should avoid the lake, and animals, particularly ... More >>

Cantabrians Urged To Get Vaccinated On Super Saturday

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 4:33 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Dr Helen Skinner, Senior Responsible Officer for Canterbury’s COVID-19 response: With Summer just eight weeks away we need Cantabrians who haven’t already received their COVID-19 vaccinations to get them now, so we can enjoy everything a classic ... More >>

Canterbury’s Vaccination Roll Out Accelerates With Reopening Of Drive-through Clinic

Friday, 1 October 2021, 3:37 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Cantabrians have another opportunity to receive their vaccinations from the comfort of their own vehicles with a drive-through vaccination clinic starting on Monday 4 October – no appointments necessary. The region’s first drive-through clinic ... More >>

Vaccination Roll Out Steps Up Another Gear In The Selwyn District

Friday, 24 September 2021, 1:03 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB and the Selwyn District Council are pleased to be able to confirm a series of drop-in vaccination clinics for Waikirikiri Selwyn. Three community pop-up events will take place at: 12pm – 6pm Wednesday 29 September, Rolleston Community ... More >>

Cantabrians Urged To ‘gear Up’ Against Legionella

Friday, 24 September 2021, 11:01 am | Canterbury District Health Board

As the Spring weather rolls in to Canterbury with the sun shining today and more good weather forecast for tomorrow, Te Mana Ora – Community and Public Health is urging gardeners to ‘gear up’ to protect themselves against Legionnaires’ disease. ... More >>

Canterbury DHB makes changes to visiting at its facilities

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 3:20 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Following New Zealand (apart from the greater Auckland region) moving to ‘COVID-19 Delta Alert Level 2’, Canterbury DHB has made changes to its visitor restrictions – effective tomorrow, 8 September. More >>

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Access To Healthcare And Visitor Restrictions In Canterbury

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 4:37 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Under COVID-19 Alert Level 3, visitor access to all Canterbury DHB health facilities remains restricted to enable safe physical distancing. Limiting our interactions with those outside our bubbles is one of our best defences against COVID-19. For ... More >>

Free COVID Testing Is Available Through General Practices As Well As At Community-based Testing Centres In Canterbury

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 4:19 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury Health Laboratories, part of Canterbury DHB, processed more than 4000 COVID-19 test swabs yesterday - a record for local testing. This included swabs taken at the drop-in CBTCs (community-based testing centres) and in general practice. Dr ... More >>

Care still available for patients with acute eye conditions

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 9:17 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is advising people with acute ophthalmology (eye) conditions to still seek the care they need. In addition, those with scheduled injection appointments with our Ophthalmology service should still attend their appointments following Alert ... More >>

Advice From Canterbury DHB Re Alert Level 4

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 6:16 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Information for visitors and patients Canterbury DHB will reinstate its no-visitor policy across all facilities from 11:59 tonight in line with the Government’s Alert Level 4 lockdown announcement. There are some exceptions which are outlined below. ... More >>

Canterbury And West Coast DHBs Planning For The 10/11 August MERAS Midwives’ Strikes

Friday, 6 August 2021, 12:28 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury and West Coast DHBs are implementing contingency plans for a planned eight-hour strike by midwife members of the MERAS union. The dates and times of the planned strikes are as follows: Tuesday 10 August, 11 am to 7 pm on the West Coast ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 1:13 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

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

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL