Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) is the second largest DHB in New Zealand both geographically and by its population size. The CDHB covers an area of the East Coast of the South Island from Kaikoura District in the north, to Ashburton District in the south, as well as the Chatham Islands. It is responsible for the health of an estimated 567,870 people. Roughly 80 percent of this population lives in the greater Christchurch area, with the rest dispersed over a large geographical area. The CDHB owns and operates five major hospital facilities in Christchurch and Ashburton, and almost 30 smaller rural hospitals and community bases around the region. In addition to providing health services to its own population, CDHB provides many specialised services to people referred from other DHBs where these services are not available.
Canterbury DHB is focused on creating a health system and community where people take greater responsibility for their own health, stay well in their homes and communities, and receive timely and appropriate care.
Our Values are:
Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua.​
The CDHB currently employees more than 5,400 nurses and we are excited to participate in the Nightingale Challenge

10 nurses and midwives have been enrolled on this leadership development programme.