The Canterbury District Health Board:
- is the largest organisation in the South Island
- funds the majority of health services in Canterbury
- has an annual budget of $1.4 billion
- employs more than 9,000 staff
- serves a population of 510,000 people, from Kaikoura to Ashburton and encompasses seven local authority regions
- delivers services from 14 hospitals and many community health bases
- provides health services in diverse specialities including, Medicine & Surgery, Mental Health, Rural Health, Maternity, Child Health, Older Persons’ Health, Rehabilitation and Community & Public Health
- provides many regional services to the South Island and lower North Island, including the treatment of spinal injuries, brain injuries, eating disorders and child cancers.
In a Year the Canterbury District Health Board:
- discharges 110,000 people from hospital
- treats 85,000 people at our Emergency Departments
- delivers 6,000 babies at our maternity facilities
The Canterbury District Health Board is a very large, very complex organisation.