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Canterbury DHB CEO Update Monday 20 June 2022

Monday, 20 June 2022, 5:44 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

A word from Chief Executive Peter Bramley In a week where we celebrate our volunteers and our first Matariki public holiday, Peter also acknowledges the end of an era with the final Board meeting before our change to Health New Zealand on 1 July. Also, ... More >>

Today Marks Last Board Meeting For Canterbury DHB

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 4:36 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s board met for the last time on Thursday 16 June as the transition to Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority on July 1 draws closer. Canterbury DHB Chief Executive Dr Peter Bramley says that its Board has been focused on creating ... More >>

Multiple Winter Illnesses Placing Pressure On Health System; More Than 155,000 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In Canterbury

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 5:31 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury has now recorded more than 155,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with almost 1000 new cases recorded today. Multiple winter illnesses continue to place pressure our health system. Vaccination and healthy habits are the best ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom At Pegasus Lake

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 5:55 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Pegasus Lake on 10 December 2021. Recent water testing at Pegasus Lake has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) ... More >>

Surgery Deferred As Christchurch Hospital Tops 112% Occupancy

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 2:56 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Planned care, including some major surgery has had to be postponed today due to extremely high levels of acutely unwell people needing to be admitted to hospital. The situation is made more difficult as Canterbury DHB is also experiencing high ... More >>

“Keep The Emergency Department For Emergencies Only” Is The Message From Clinicians As We Head Into Winter

Monday, 30 May 2022, 6:33 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

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

New Canterbury DHB Facilities At Toka Hāpai (Selwyn Health Hub) To Open

Monday, 30 May 2022, 2:26 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The Oromairaki Maternity Unit at the Toka Hāpai (Selwyn Health Hub) will open tomorrow with other services set to follow. Canterbury DHB services in the building include the Oromairaki Maternity Unit, the Community Dental Service, Child Adolescent and ... More >>

100,000 Cantabrians Have Received Their Flu Jabs So Far This Flu Season

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:24 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Getting a flu jab is your best defence against influenza and 100,000 Cantabrians have now received theirs. If you haven’t got yours, it’s important you get a flu vaccination as soon as you can. Influenza is increasing in the community and ... More >>

Oxford Rural Community Hospital To Reopen In June.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 1:04 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB will reopen Oxford Rural Community Hospital in mid-June. Becky Hickmott, Executive Director of Nursing, says that the Oxford facility will reopen first because there is limited capacity in other aged care settings in Oxford. The majority of ... More >>

COVID-19 In Canterbury – Case Numbers Continue To Top More Than 1000 A Day

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:22 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Cantabrians are asked to remain vigilant and continue to keep up their healthy habits as new COVID-19 cases in the region continue to top more than 1000 per day. Canterbury Health System Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) Incident Controller, Jo Domigan, ... More >>

A Word From Chief Executive Peter Bramley

Monday, 2 May 2022, 5:38 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

We are still experiencing a high demand for health services which means additional pressure on our hospitals and Emergency Department. With our COVID-19 hospitalisations still high, Peter is thrilled to share that the new 12-bed purpose-built ICU pandemic ... More >>

Canterbury DHB Updates Its Visitor Policy

Monday, 18 April 2022, 7:41 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB is updating its visitor policy across all facilities from Tuesday 19 April, to be consistent with the recent change to the Orange traffic light setting and in recognition that Canterbury has passed the peak of this Omicron outbreak. ... More >>

Healthcare Information For The Easter Weekend

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 3:07 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Dr Helen Skinner, ECC Incident Controller, Canterbury DHB, is urging people to continue to test themselves for COVID-19 over the weekend if they have symptoms. “Our case numbers often drop at the weekend and pop back up on Tuesdays. Our COVID-19 community ... More >>

Influenza Vaccinations Now Available

Monday, 4 April 2022, 2:25 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

There may be higher rates of influenza in New Zealand this winter with our borders reopening. Influenza can cause serious illness and it is important that in the lead up to winter, people get their flu vaccination. Getting immunised against influenza ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In Waikirikiri/Selwyn River At Whitecliffs Domain

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 10:47 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Whitecliffs Domain. Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River has shown the cover of potentially toxic ... More >>

Health Warning Lifted For Algal Bloom At Rakahuri/Ashley River At Rangiora-Loburn Bridge (Cones Road)

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:56 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Rakahuri/Ashley River at Rangiora-Loburn Bridge (Cones Road). Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Rakahuri/Ashley River has shown the cover of ... More >>

Nine Additional RAT Collection Sites For Canterbury

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 12:54 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Today nine additional RAT collection sites will open at pharmacies across Canterbury. These pharmacies will be only be fulfilling orders so please remember to place your order for RATs before heading to a collection site – and have your order number ... More >>

Reporting Your RAT Result Important To Get The Support You Need

Monday, 14 March 2022, 6:28 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

With Omicron case numbers rising in the community, we’re reminding Cantabrians of the importance of registering rapid antigen test (RAT) results so they can be connected to the support they need while isolating. Canterbury DHB’s COVID-19 Incident ... More >>

Vaccination Programme Re-prioritisation Implemented In Canterbury

Monday, 14 March 2022, 4:55 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

The impact of Omicron has led to re-prioritisation of the COVID-19 vaccination programme according to Canterbury DHB’s Emergency Coordination Centre Incident Controller, Dr Helen Skinner. “We need to maximise limited staffing resources and focus our ... More >>

Some Canterbury Health Services Deferred As DHB Staffing Impacted By COVID-19

Monday, 14 March 2022, 6:34 am | Canterbury District Health Board

As the number of active cases of Omicron continues to rise in our community, more Canterbury DHB staff are contracting COVID-19 and having to isolate. Some have COVID, some are household contacts and others need to stay home to look after w hānau who ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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