Statement of Intent

​​​The Canterbury DHB's Statement of Intent sets out the key financial and non-financial measures and targets that the Canterbury health system aims to achieve. The Statement of Intent covers a three-year period but is completed annually. It describes to Parliament and to the communities of the DHB's region what the DHB intends to achieve over the next three years in terms of reducing inequalities and improving the health and wellbeing of the community.


Current Statement

Please​ note that from 2011 onward the Statement of Intent is included as part of the Annual Plan, in accordance with the New Zealand Health and Disability Amendment Act 2010.


Past Statement of Intents

Canterbury State​ment of Intent 2016-20

Statement of Intent 2015-18

Statement of Intent 2014 -17

Statement of Intent 2010-13

Statement of Intent 2009-12

Statement of Intent 2008-11

Older (archive​​​d) versions of the Canterbury DHB's Statements of Intent are available from the Planning & Funding Division by telephoning (03) 364 4160 or by email request to

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Page last reviewed: 28 February 2018
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