About Us

The Canterbury District Health Board is considered a world leader in its people centred approach to health care. It is responsible for utilising the funding allocated by Government, to improve, promote and protect the health and independence of the people of Canterbury. It has a unique one health system approach focused on providing “the right care and support, to the right person, at the right time and in the right place.”

The CDHB is a large and complex organisation made up of over 10,000 staff, 14 hospitals, seven specialist services and hundreds of different professions. It can take a while to work out how everything fits together, but you’ll have fun exploring and you’ll love our diversity. 

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