​Publications published by Canterbury District Health Board including Annual Reports, Plans and Quality Accounts.


Annual Plan

The Canterbury DHB's Annual Plan outlines the key activities planned for the Canterbury health system over the coming financial...


Annual Report

The Canterbury DHB’s Annual Report allows us to report back on the progress we have made over the year towards achieving the...


Canterbury and West Coast Health Disability Action Plan

Marking a major milestone for equitable care, the collaborative Canterbury and the West Coast Health Disability Action Plan was...


Canterbury Health System Quality Accounts

The Quality Accounts provide a snapshot of how the Canterbury Health System is meeting the health needs of our community...


Canterbury Māori Health Action Plan

The Canterbury DHB's Māori Health Action Plan outlines the key activities that will be undertaken across the Canterbury health...

CDHB Benchmarking report

The Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) regularly undertakes a benchmarking exercise on its expenditure in a range of...

Chief Executive's business expense, gifts and hospitality disclosure

The Canterbury District Health Board publishes these spreadsheets every twelve months. The spreadsheets show the business...

External Publications

Articles in external publications about Canterbury DHB and the Canterbury Health System

Health Emergency Plan

Emergency management plan for Canterbury District Health Board

Improving the Maternity Journey

Improving the Maternity Journey for Women in Canterbury was produced in 2012 to provide a perspective of the size and scope of...


Maternity Quality and Safety Programme Annual Report

The Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report is published each year by Canterbury and West Coast DHBs and...

Other Publications

Community publications are listed in the News section of our website.


The following policies have been approved by Canterbury DHB


Population Profiles

Canterbury population profiles including health profiles for Māori and Pacific people in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Position Statements and Policies

The following position statements have been approved by Canterbury DHB.

Public Health Plan

The Canterbury DHB’s Public Health Plan is a companion document to the CDHB Annual Plan describing the public health services...


South Island Regional Health Services Plan

Tthe South Island Distriict Health Boardshave committed to a ‘best for patient, best for system’ alliance framework that aligns...


Staff Wellbeing and our People Strategy

Since the Canterbury earthquake sequence in 2010-2011, the Canterbury District Health Board [CDHB] has undertaken three...


Statement of Intent

The Statement of Intent sets out the DHB’s long-term goals and objectives and describes what the DHB intends to achieve...

Strategic Plan

The DHB's District Strategic Plan (DSP) was a long-term accountability document describing the DHB’s directions and long-term...


System Level Measures Improvement Plan

The System Level Measures Improvement Plan demonstrates the Canterbury Health System's commitment to improving the health...

Transition Plan

The Transition Plan maps the course of this transition out of the damage caused by the earthquakes and into our future vision...


What the Census tells us

The Canterbury DHB have released a quick snapshot of the latest census data available.

Related Documents

Find articles written about the
Canterbury Health System by the
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and the Future Hospital Journal on our External Publications



​The Canterbury Health System has
been internationally recognised for its collaboration and integration in a
report by acclaimed British health
authority The King's Fund.

More information
can be found in the
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section of this website

Page last reviewed: 28 March 2018