Who are we?

At the Canterbury DHB we’re committed to growing our people and our community and that starts from the first moment. Working in world class facilities with world class practitioners and providing world leading care, the CDHB is the perfect place for midwives to grow and develop their careers.

New Zealand has an internationally recognised model of maternity care with midwives being pivotal to the provision of women centred care. Whether you are a new graduate wishing to start your career on the Midwifery New Graduate Programme or an experienced midwife we have opportunities for you here.

Across Canterbury we have 9 maternity facilities; of which 8 are primary units (urban and rural) and a secondary/tertiary unit for specialist care.

From working in Christchurch Women’s Hospital, in the beautiful surrounds of Hagley Park and nestled in the central city, to the primary rural units, working with women and babies in the smaller communities, we really do have something for everyone.

Other benefits include;

  • Purpose built and safe maternity facilities
  • Focus on career development and progression
  • Rotational placements in the maternity and birthing suite areas that maintains scope of practice and competency across all areas of midwifery practice.


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