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National Bowel Screening Programme Comes To Canterbury – Start A Movement That Might Save Your Life!

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 10:10 am | Canterbury District Health Board

The National Bowel Screening Programme will officially go-live in the Canterbury DHB region tomorrow, Thursday 29 October. Free bowel screening kits aimed at saving lives will be sent to the homes of Canterbury people aged 60 to 74 from mid-November. ... More >>

Protect Yourself Against Legionnaires’ This Spring

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 1:11 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Spring is the perfect time to be out in the garden. It’s also the perfect time for enthusiastic gardeners to risk unwittingly releasing Legionnaires’ disease from the depths of their potting mix and compost. With 23 cases of the disease already ... More >>

Catch Up On Your Free Vaccination To Avoid Catching Measles

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 1:17 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

If you’re between 15 and 30 years old and haven’t had your MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, or you’re not sure, get your free immunisation now. Last year more than 2,000 Kiwis got sick from measles and more than 700 needed hospital treatment, ... More >>

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

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 2:51 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’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, ... More >>

Canterbury DHB Welcomes Parking Announcement

Friday, 11 September 2020, 1:06 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is welcoming Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Hon Dr Megan Woods and Minister of Health Hon Chris Hipkins’ announcement of additional car parking capacity in close proximity to the Christchurch Hospital campus. In addition ... More >>

Support Available For Distress Caused By Sentencing For Mosque Attacks

Monday, 24 August 2020, 9:18 am | Canterbury District Health Board

With the sentencing for the 15 March 2019 mosque attacks beginning today, people may experience various emotions. This is completely natural and Canterbury DHB is reminding people there are a range of supports they can access. Canterbury DHB psychiatrist, ... More >>

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

Friday, 21 August 2020, 9:30 am | Canterbury District Health Board

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

Bring Your Own Mask When Visiting The Hospital

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 4:36 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is reminding people to wear a mask when visiting a hospital or health centre while the region is under COVID-19 Alert Level 2. The official advice is for people to wear a mask in situations where keeping a safe physical distance from others ... More >>

Canterbury DHB Makes Changes To Visiting At Its Facilities Under Alert Level 2

Friday, 14 August 2020, 9:29 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Dr Sue Nightingale, Chief Medical Officer, Canterbury DHB: Following New Zealand (apart from the greater Auckland region) moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Canterbury DHB has made changes to its visitor restrictions. The key changes are the number ... More >>

Heading To Hospital? From 24 August, Canterbury DHB’s Hospital Shuttle Is Changing Location

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 1:12 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s popular Hospital Shuttle, which has carried more than one and a quarter million passengers since it was set up in late October 2014, will run from the new Deans Ave Car Park from Monday August 24. With 200 patient and visitor car ... More >>

Christchurch COVID-19 Pop-up Testing Centre Open This Saturday

Friday, 7 August 2020, 3:11 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury people without COVID-19 symptoms who wish to be tested for the virus can visit a pop-up testing centre at 170 Orchard Road near Christchurch Airport from 10am to 4pm this Saturday 8 August. Getting a free COVID-19 test helps us rule out ... More >>

Kiwi Pre-schoolers Losing Teeth To Painful, Preventable Tooth Decay

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 9:19 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Kiwi kids are suffering unnecessarily from severe tooth decay that could be prevented, according to research published today in JAMA Paediatrics , the highest-ranking journal of Paediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health in the world. The nation-wide study, ... More >>

Canterbury DHB The First In NZ To Use The Mobile Electronic Disinfection Unit – The ElectroClave

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:12 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

ElectroClave Canterbury DHB’s Information Services Group (ISG) is now able to safely disinfect devices such as tablets and cell phones when they are returned to ISG from wards and clinical units. In a COVID-19 world, good hygiene has become top ... More >>

Updated Visitor Guidance Under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 For Canterbury DHB Facilities

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 11:17 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Dr Sue Nightingale, Chief Medical Officer, Canterbury DHB: Under Alert Level 1 Canterbury DHB has begun to relax some of its visitor restrictions that were in place at its facilities under other Alert Levels as a precaution, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom At Lake Pegasus

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 4:58 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Lake Pegasus. The warning was put in place in December 2019. Recent water testing at Lake Pegasus has shown the quantity of ... More >>

Marine Biotoxin In Shellfish Collected Between Sumner Head And East Head At Okain’s Bay

Friday, 5 June 2020, 1:44 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from between Sumner Head and East Head at Okains Bay on Banks Peninsula, including Lyttelton Harbour. ... More >>

Cantabrians Reminded To Come To Their Outpatient Or Surgical Appointments

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 3:27 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is well on its way to reinstating planned care – meaning we’re continuing to reschedule appointments, based on clinical priority, that were postponed as the country went into lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. Canterbury DHB ... More >>

Canterbury DHB Makes Changes To Visiting At Its Hospitals And Health Centres Under Alert Level 2

Friday, 15 May 2020, 4:23 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB has made changes to its visitor restrictions under Alert Level 2. The key changes are at Christchurch Hospital where visiting hours have changed. More >>

Get Checked Before You Break Out Of Your Bubble And Get Jiggy (or Do The Jiggle Wiggle)

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:37 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s sexual health team is urging anyone who’s bursting to break out of their bubble to connect with someone in a more intimate way, to get themselves checked out. Clinical Director of Canterbury DHB’s sexual health service, Dr Ed ... More >>

Changes To Burwood Hospital Visiting

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 1:32 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Following Monday’s relocation of residents from Burwood Hospital back to their home at Rosewood Rest Home & Hospital, changes have been made to the visitor restrictions in place at Burwood under Alert Level 3. The following visitor restrictions ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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