Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts

WellNow Canterbury is our biannual community health magazine. We have combined this November 2017 edition with the Canterbury Health System’s Quality Accounts to reach the widest possible audience and provide them with a picture of how well our Health System is meeting their health needs.

This edition reinforces our vision of an integrated health system by showcasing what we are doing well, outlines what we have learned, and signals our future plans. It also demonstrates our commitment to high quality health care and explains how we monitor quality and safety.

WellNow features engaging and informative content in five spotlight areas: Consumer experience, staying well, preventing harm, equity and facilities redevelopment. A sixth section 'How We Measure Up' charts our performance against national health targets, quality and safety markers as set by the Health Quality and Safety Commission and other key measures.


WellNow Canterbury, Spring 2017

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WellNow Canterbury- Quality Accounts Edition 2017 (PDF, 10MB).


Read WellNow Canterbury online

You can read the WellNow Canterbury Quality Accounts Edition can be using the ISSUU link below:

WellNow Canterbury- Quality Accounts Edition 2017

Or you can view any of the 6 spotlight areas below:


Consumer Experience Stay Well
Patient Experience​Stay Well
Preventing Harm Equity
Preventing Harm ​Equity- healthcare for all
Facilities Development Appendix
​Facilities DevelopmentHow we measure up

​Distribution of Quality Accounts 2016-17

The Quality Accounts also include a section about the Canterbury DHB's performance against the National Health Targets. They have been distributed to general practice teams, pharmacists and health-related groups throughout the region.


Feedback about Quality Accounts 2016-17

If you have any feedback about these Quality Accounts and whether they provide relevant and useful information on the quality of health services being  provided in Canterbury, please email or write to: Susan Wood, Director Quality and Patient Safety, Canterbury DHB, PO Box 1600, Christchurch.

If you would like a hard copy of the Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts 2015-16 please email

Page last reviewed: 06 November 2017