ANDrew dickerson

Elected Board Member
Canterbury District Health Board
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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.